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    LG launches Gram laptops for 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    LG Electronics’ Gram range of laptops for 2020 is designed to be light, durable and have an impressive battery life. Plus, the company has revealed some interesting lockdown study results regarding the use of technology.  
  • TV News

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    TV industry HDMI 2.1 'ready' after Xbox Series X collaboration

    by Andy Bassett
    Microsoft has revealed the full extent of its Xbox Series X specifications and features, including how it worked with the TV industry to ensure HDMI 2.1 compliance.  
  • Gaming Thread

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    Will the upcoming Xbox Series X / PS5 persuade you to move to a console for gaming?

    by Andy Bassett
    This one's for PC gamers - will either of the power promises made by Sony and Microsoft for their next-generation consoles tempt you to make the jump to predominantly console gaming?  
  • Gaming News

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    Xbox Series X, more specs confirmed

    by Andy Bassett
    Though much is already known specification wise, a few new features have been revealed along with a hint that gamers won't have to wait for HDMI 2.1 on TVs to get the most out of the Xbox Series X.  
  • Gaming Thread

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    Gamers - what you getting? PS5 or Xbox Series X?

    by Andy Bassett
    With only a few details left to reveal for both of the next generation consoles, they'll soon be with us. Are AVForums gamers sticking with party lines or will you take the opportunity to jump ship? And if so, why?  
  • Gaming News

    Xbox Series X console rises from Microsoft's Project Scarlett

    by Andy Bassett
    Speculation over the next Xbox console name comes to an end as the Project Scarlett nom de guerre is superseded by Xbox Series X.  
  • Gaming News

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    Microsoft confirms new Xbox console plus Halo Infinite for 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    Microsoft announces 60 new games, an updated Elite controller and confirms its new Xbox console plus Halo Infinite will be released at the end of 2020.  
  • Gaming News

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    Sony and Microsoft team-up for cloud gaming and AI projects

    by Andy Bassett
    Microsoft and Sony put aside past rivalries and create a partnership that will encompass cloud gaming and AI projects.  
  • Gaming News

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    Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May

    by Andy Bassett
    Microsoft's Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will arrive in May without a physical drive.  
  • Gaming News

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    Discless Xbox One S set for April preorders

    by Andy Bassett
    Microsoft are rumoured to be ready to announce that their discless Xbox One S is set for April preorders.  
  • Tech News

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    Microsoft announces HoloLens 2

    by Andy Bassett
    It’s fair to say that the original HoloLens was a bit of a curate’s egg with an ill-defined purpose and prohibitive cost. Nonetheless, Microsoft has announced the second generation HoloLens 2 at MCW.  
  • Gaming News

    Microsoft to Bring Xbox Live to All Devices

    by Andy Bassett
    Microsoft wants Xbox Live to be the go-to gaming platform across Android, iOS and Switch devices.  
  • TV News

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    CES VIDEO: HDMI 2.1 Enhanced Gaming Features

    by Phil Hinton
    We interview Thomas Jan from Microsoft about the features available under enhanced gaming with HDMI 2.1 when it becomes widely available later in 2019.  
  • Gaming News

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    Xbox Game Pass Coming to PC

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC with subscription downloads for games.  
  • Gaming News

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    Microsoft: Stream Xbox Games on Your Smartphone in 2019.

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Microsoft have announced some big news for Xbox gaming fans. But will streaming games be the best future for Gamers?  
  • Tech News

    Microsoft Surface Event Recap: Prices and Availability

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Microsoft announce new portable Surface devices, a Surface Studio and Surface Headphones. Plus, there's a new Windows 10 update which makes a move towards embracing Android integration.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Microsoft Announce Noise-Cancelling Surface Headphones

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Microsoft are moving into the portable audio market with ANC headphones. But will the promising looking hardware be let down by poor software?  
  • Gaming Thread

    Console VR Sales Generally Slow

    by AVForums
    Some reports suggest Microsoft is backing away from VR for the Xbox. Does this mean console VR is now solely in the hands of Sony? Can the market be sustained without the competition that two big players would bring? Where do you think this means VR might be heading?  
  • Tech News

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    Microsoft Surface Go announced

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Microsoft has announced the Surface Go two-in-one with a 10-inch screen, 7th Gen Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y and configurable RAM options starting at £380  
  • Gaming Review

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    Sea Of Thieves Review (Xbox One)

    by Luke Albiges
    Sea Of Thieves presents would-be sea dogs with the opportunity to become pirate legends... if their patience can hold out for long enough.  
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  • Home AV News

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    Best 4K UHD Blu-ray Players

    by Steve Withers
    The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc format goes from strength to strength, with multiple players now available from all the major manufacturers but which one is best for you?  
  • Gaming Thread

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    Which is better for 4K HDR gaming – PC or Xbox One X?

    by AVForums
    The XBox One X delivers PC gaming rig like performance at a very competitive price so would you choose one over a PC for Ultra HD and HDR gaming? Let us know here.  
  • Gaming Thread

    Have you got your Xbox One X?

    by AVForums
    The deliveries have arrived for most of expectant Xbox One X owners, so discussions by our members have become rampant in the gaming section. Do you have any concerns, questions or issues or just want to share your early impressions? Come and join the fun.  
  • Gaming Thread

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    Has your Xbox One X arrived/been despatched?

    by AVForums
    The excitement is building ahead of the Xbox One X launch on 7th November but dramas can definitely happen when you're dealing with major launches, pre-orders and couriers. Has your Xbox One X got to you on time?  
  • Gaming Thread

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    Who is buying an Xbox One X ?

    by AVForums
    The countdown has started for the launch of the Xbox One X so who's getting in on the action and who's not. More importantly, can you tell us why? Come and join the discussion.  
  • Tech News

    Microsoft Surface Book 2 Announced

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Microsoft's new Macbook rival boasts the versatility of a tablet, the power of a desktop and the freedom of a laptop while touting power and battery life advantages. Obviously they don't come cheap.  
  • Home AV Review

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    Minix NEO Z83-4 Pro Mini PC Review

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    The biggest draw for the Minix NEO Z83-4 Pro Mini PC is a cut-price Windows 10 Pro licence but, as a KODI alternative, the new CPU has stifled matters, somewhat. Still there's lots to like with excellent networking and great build quality among them.  
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  • Hi-Fi News

    Microsoft to end Groove Music Streaming & move customers to Spotify

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Microsoft admits defeat in the streaming music market and announces that Groove Music Pass will be no more by the end of 2017 but will make it very easy to transition over to former competitor, Spotify.  
  • Gaming Thread

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    What's the last game that really impressed you?

    by AVForums
    Are you maybe getting a little disillusioned with the current crop of video games? Is it possible to ever recreate the feeling of the first time you ever played the likes of Halo, God of War, GTA, Uncharted or The Last Of Us? Come and join the discussion.  
  • Tech Thread

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    What's the best cloud storage service?

    by AVForums
    As more and more of our lives move in to the digital domain, particularly in terms of photographic, video and music media it's prudent to have multiple back-up solutions, including in the cloud. But what are the best value and best performing alternatives? Come and join the discussion.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    What's a good 4K TV for the Xbox X?

    by AVForums
    With the release of the super-powerful Xbox One X just around the corner, many if out gaming fraternity are sizing up the options of an Ultra HD television but what's the best one to choose at the moment?  
  • Gaming Thread

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    Xbox One S/X Vs Dedicated UHD Blu-ray Player?

    by AVForums
    So you've got an Xbox One S (or you're expecting an Xbox One X) and a 4K TV so is it necessary to fork out extra cash on a dedicated Ultra HD Blu-ray player or is the console a perfectly viable alternative? Come and join the discussion.  
  • Home AV Review

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    Microsoft Xbox One S UHD Blu-ray Player Review

    by Steve Withers
    Microsoft caused a bit of a sensation when they added an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive to their Xbox One S and instantly created the cheapest 4K disc spinner. However is this games console any good as a budget UHD BD player?  
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  • Gaming News

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    Microsoft launch Xbox One X Games Console

    by Steve Withers
    Microsoft's long awaited Project Scorpio is finally launched in the form of the new Xbox One X games console.  
  • Home AV News

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    The Best 4K TVs for Gaming

    by Steve Withers
    We test the input lag on every TV that we review, so here are the current best 4K TVs for gaming.  
  • Gaming News

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    Sony Still Dominating Global Console Market

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Despite a slight down-turn in the overall gaming market, Sony continues to outsell the competition – significantly. However the release of the Switch and Xbox Scorpio should help the market to grow in 2017.  
  • Gaming News

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    Dolby Atmos coming to Xbox One (S)

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    A software update for the Xbox One and Xbox One S will unlock one of the most requested features for home cinema enthusiasts, namely bitstreaming of audio formats, including Dolby Atmos.  
  • Gaming Article

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    Should I buy an Xbox One?

    by Mark Botwright
    A lot has changed since the Xbox One was first revealed, so we ask whether now's the time to buy one?  
  • Gaming Article

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    Kinect pays the price for Microsoft's new approach

    by Mark Botwright
    Mark Botwright looks at the demise of Kinect 2.0, and whether its uncoupling from the One signals the start of a fresh approach for the Microsoft console.  
  • Gaming News

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    Xbox One Twitch streaming launching alongside Titanfall

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Price drops, Kinect making sense, cloud integration showing its worth and a killer app. Hang on, what is happening to the Xbox One?  

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