Which? Technology news roundup, 23 May 2014Surface Pro 3, John Lewis TV and Don't Buy tablet
23 May 2014
This week saw Microsoft go toe-to-toe with Apple by announcing the Surface Pro 3 - a tablet that the company claims makes laptops such as the MacBook Air redundant. Can the Surface Pro 3 possibly live up to the expectations? We preview the device and see whether it really is a potential laptop killer.
Elsewhere, our senior TV researcher has been taking a first-hand look at John Lewis's newest TV to see if it can buck the trend and become an own-brand set worth seeking out. We also reveal a Don't Buy tablet exclusive to Asda, explain the best way to complain about faults with your broadband service and reveal how smart TV might not be quite as clever as we're led to believe.
All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.
Microsoft has launched the Surface Pro 3, but is this flagship tablet good enough to turn heads away from both rival tablets and laptops? Find out more about the Surface Pro 3 - a device that Microsoft claims is a laptop killer.
Own-brand TVs haven't got the greatest reputation for quality, but John Lewis hopes to buck that trend with a high-end, own-brand smart TV produced in partnership with LG. Find out what our expert thought when he cast an eye over the new John Lewis television.
At just £47, this Asda-exclusive tablet looks like an absolute bargain - but is this one gift horse worth looking in the mouth? We reveal why the Binatone Homesurf 742 is not only a Which? Don't Buy, but is also the worst tablet we've ever tested.
New Which? research has revealed that manufacturers are abandoning support for smart TVs once they are a few years old, potentially leaving people with obsolete TVs. Find out more, and tell us if you've got a story to tell of your favourite apps disappearing from your TV.
A massive 13 million households suffered from broadband problems in the past year. If you've been troubled by service faults that just never seem to be solved, find out what your best options are when it comes to making a complaint to your broadband provider.
Concave screens are about to become the latest trend in high-end TVs, but what's the point of a curved display? Our TV expert takes a look at some of the latest curved TVs now available in shops to find out if seeing really is believing.
Another week, another £90 smartphone. Following in the wake of last week's Motorola Moto E announcement comes the Nokia Lumia 630 - a Windows Phone that will be available soon for less than £100. Find out whether we think it's a compromise too far on design and features.
With OLED TV screens seemingly losing the battle with 4K LED displays, we consider tech battles from the past, including Betamax vs VHS and HD DVD vs Blu-ray discs.
In the world of 24-hour tech it can be difficult to switch off, with texts, calls and Facebook updates flying. All isn't lost on a good night's sleep though, as we reveal some devices and apps that can help you to gently nod off.
A new battery can inject new life into your laptop, but is it safe to buy a laptop battery from an internet retailer? Read on for our top tips to getting a brand new laptop battery.
We get our hands on Sony’s new RX100 iii - a new camera with a viewfinder and a new 24mm wide-angle lens. Find out more about its key features and price.
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