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Portable Power: PCR's guide to the latest tablets, smartphones, 2-in-1s and wearables

We take a look at the hottest mobile devices on the market
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Over the past decade, computers have taken on dramatic new mobile form factors, transforming the traditional tower into tablets, smartphones, 2-in-1s and even wearables. PCR rounds up the hottest mobile devices around.

ACER CLOUDBOOK 14
Distributor: Exertis
The Aspire One Cloudbook 14 is an online-oriented Windows laptop that gets you into the cloud faster. A big bang in a small box, it’s a portable device that keeps you productive with wireless connection and other features.
Specs: 14-inch screen, 64GB of storage, 2GB RAM, Intel Celeron N3050 processor Dual-core 1.60 GHz.
SRP: £199.99

ACER ASPIRE R11
Distributors: Exertis, Ingram Micro
Acer says the R11 is ‘the best companion you ever had’, and describes it as a smart computer that can move between four modes, meaning there are no limits to the work that can be created and where it can be used.
Specs: Intel Celeron N3150 processor Quad-core 1.60 GHz, 11.6-inch 1366x768 HD screen, 4GB RAM, 500GB.
SRP: £309.99

ACER CLOUDBOOK 11
Distributors: Exertis, Ingram Micro
The Aspire One Cloudbook 11 is, like the Cloudbook 14, an online-focused Windows laptop. It’s similar to the 14 but features a slightly lower price and a number of different features.
Specs: 11.6-inch screen, 32GB of storage.
SRP: £179.99

XMG P506 NOTEBOOK
Contact: XMG
The new XMG P506 is the next generation of pro gaming laptops. Featuring a slim aluminium chassis, it is equipped with the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors and NVIDIA GeForce 900M series G-Sync graphics.
Specs: 970M or 980M, i7 processor, choice of RAM and SSD size, 15.6-inch IPS screen.
SRP: £1,149 (depending on config)

LENOVO THINKPAD X250
Distributor: Beta Distribution
The ThinkPad X250 marks the return of the three-button trackpad. New hot swap technology gives you twice the battery for nearly twice the mobility. You can even swap out batteries without the system shutting down.
Specs: 12.5-inch Ultrabook, Intel Core i7 i7-5600U Dual-core (2 Core) 2.60 GHz.
SRP: £1,400

LENOVO THINKPAD X1 CARBON
Distributor: Beta Distribution
Introducing the New X1 Carbon – the third iteration of the popular Carbon Series. Lenovo says it’s taken the best of the past, and incorporated newer technologies to provide a system with ‘legendary’ usability and performance.
Specs: 14-inch Ultrabook, Intel Core i7 i7-5500U Dual-core (2 Core) 2.40 GHz.
SRP: £1,260

COOLER MASTER NOTEPAL U3 PLUS
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis
Notepal U3 Plus is a slim and sturdy notebook cooling stand. The aluminium surface, with three fully adjustable 80mm fans powered via USB support, dissipates the heat from the notebook, allowing it to perform at its best.
Specs: Supports up to 19-inch notebooks.
SRP: £34.99

COOLER MASTER ERGOSTAND III
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis
Ergostand III is a notebook stand focused on cooling and ergonomics. The Ergostand III has six adjustable heights, a fan controller and four-port USB hub port, allowing you to connect your essentials
Specs: Supports up to 17-inch notebooks.
SRP: £34.99

DELL XPS 13
Distributor: Exertis
Building on an impressive showing at CES 2015, the award-winning XPS 13 now features 6th generation Intel Core processors and graphics, more storage and memory (up to 1TB PCIe SSDs and 16GB RAM respectively) and Thunderbolt 3. The XPS 13’s popular form factor continues to impress, still holding its title of the smallest 13-inch laptop, as well as the first with a virtually borderless InfinityEdge display.
Specs: 13.3-inch Full HD 1080p display, 6th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor.
SRP: From £849.00

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DELL XPS 15
Distributor: Exertis
Dell has brought the world’s first virtually borderless InfinityEdge display to a 15-inch laptop, making it the smallest 15-inch laptop on the planet. At 11-17mm thin and starting at 1.78kg with a 56Whr battery and SSD, the XPS 15 is also one of the lightest. The XPS 15 features a stunning UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution option and the only 100 per cent minimum Adobe RGB display on a laptop.
Specs: 6th generation Intel Core processors (up to i7 Quad Core).
SRP: £1,099

MSI GT80S 6QF-075UK NOTEBOOK
Distributor: VIP Computers
The award winning GT80S 6QF Tital SLI is MSI’s 29th anniversary offering and delivers the ultimate gaming performance. It’s loaded with the latest and fastest gaming features such as an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI graphics, Super Raid 4 storage, MXM VGA upgrade kit and Cooler Boost 3 technology.
Specs: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI graphics, Intel Core i7 6920HQ processor, 1TB HDD, 512GB SSD.
SRP: £3,999

ASUS ZENBOOK PRO
Distributor: VIP Computers
Every single component in the ZenBook Pro is chosen to deliver outstanding performance: 4K/UHD display with incredible pixel density, Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics, the world’s fastest SSD and Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 – on a single Type-C port.
Specs: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics, Intel Core i7 6700HQ processor, 512GB SSD with 12GB DDR4.
SRP: £1,499

VEHO T-2 HYBRID BAG
Distributors: Exertis, Westcoast
This versatile hybrid laptop bag is designed to be carried as a traditional laptop bag with a handle or shoulder strap, plus it has straps to convert the T-2 into a rucksack. The rucksack straps tuck away when the T-2 is being used as a conventional bag. It also has a sleeve to slot over a carry-on flight bag handle for easy transportation in airports.
Specs: Holds notebooks up to 17 inches and tablets up to 10 inches.
SRP: £29.95

NEW HANNSPAD 101 HERCULES
Distributors: EntaTech, Exertis, Tech Data
The HANNSpad 101 Hercules features a 10.1-inch IPS touch screen and Quad Core power delivering seamless everyday mobile computing and entertainment. Android 5.1, HDMI, front and rear cameras and a generous two- year warranty as standard complete the mobile package.
Specs: 1GB DDR3 memory, 16GB storage, ARM Cortex A53 1.3GHz Quad Core (MT8163).
SRP: £99

NEW HANNSPAD 133 TITAN 2
Distributors: EntaTech, Exertis, Tech Data
Hannspree’s HANNSpad 133 Titan 2 is a powerful mobile solution with a generous 13-inch Full HD display, boasting highly responsive 10 point fingertip control and picture perfecting IPS technology. It boasts the combined force of Octa Core performance and 2GB RAM a high spec dual camera set up, HDMI, Android 5.1, plus 16GB of internal storage.
Specs: 1920x1080 Full HD Resolution, 2GB DDR3, ARM Cortex A53 1.5GHz OCTA Core (RK3368), 16GB storage.
SRP: £199

PANASONIC TOUGHBOOK CF-20
Distributor: CI Distribution
The Toughbook CF-20 delivers a new level of unrivalled versatility for mobile business computing as the first fully rugged detachable notebook. Offering the best of all worlds for mobile workers, the Toughbook can be used in six different modes to meet every business need. It has a glove-enabled touchscreen and up to 14-hour hot swappable battery life.
Specs: Intel Core m5-6Y57 vPro processor, 10.1-inch 1920x1200 display, up to seven hours battery life.
SRP: Varies

MOTION BY XPLORE F5M AND C5M
Distributor: CI Distribution
The F5m and C5m tablet PCs are rugged, powerful and mobile, providing real-time access to information in the field. The F5m and C5m offer performance, security and manageability, and have integrated features, such as a seven-hour+ hot- swap battery, dual cameras, smartcard reader and 1D/2D barcode scanner suited to healthcare, pharmaceutical, emergency services and field services.
Specs: 1.5kg, 10.4-inch, Intel Core i7vPro, i5 or i3, 4/8/16 GB RAM, 64/128/256 GB SSD.
SRP: From £1,630

MOTION BY XPLORE R12 RUGGED TABLET PC
Distributor: CI Distribution
Designed to empower the worker who moves from the field to the vehicle to the office, the rugged R12 is sleek and stylish with a full HD 12.5-inch display optimised for outdoor viewing, a nine- hour hot-swap battery, along with a wide array of accessories for docking, charging and carrying. The R12 is ideal for replacing cumbersome laptops when mobilising Windows applications.
Specs: 1.34kg, 12.5-inch, Intel Core i7vPro or i5, 4/8 GB RAM, 64/128/256GB SSD storage.
SRP: From £1,700

XPLORE XSLATE D10 FULLY RUGGED ANDROID
Distributor: CI Distribution
With the flexibility of Android 5.1, Lollipop and powered by Intel’s Atom CPU, the XSLATE D10 is a big, strong, and secure tablet. The lightweight XSLATE D10, with a 10.1-inch display, is fully rugged, powerful, and comes with a vast array of standard and optional integrated features, including HDMI-In, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, an NFC/RFID reader, front and rear cameras, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G LTE.
Specs: 1.09kg, 10.1-inch, Intel Atom ‘Baytrail’ Quad Core, Android 5.1, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD.
SRP: From £1,250

FUJITSU STYLISTIC R726
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis, Tech Data, Ingram Micro
Fujitsu’s latest edition to its tablet/ hybrid portfolio has been designed specifically for the business user. The device, which boasts a 12.5-inch full dual digitiser touchscreen, has a multi- input mode supported with touch, pen and keyboard use.
Specs: 6th generation Intel processors, Core i3/i5/i5VPro/i7VPro, 4GB or 8GB RAM, 12, 128/256/512GB SSD options.
SRP: Varies

KURIO SMART
Contact: KD UK
Kurio Smart is a 2-in-1 tablet with detachable keyboard, meaning it can be used for everything from homework to play. With access to programmes such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint, it allows children to do all of their school tasks with ease. Then when their work is done, Kurio Smart features games and apps pre-loaded from the Windows Store. It also features two-player games.
Specs: Intel Quadcore processor, 1GB RAM, 8.9-inch screen, 32GB storage (up to 64GB via Micro SD Card).
SRP: £199.99

KURIO TAB XL MOTION EDITION
Distributor: Meroncourt
The Kurio Tab XL is an Android tablet for families that has all the features you would expect from a tablet, plus exclusive Motion Technology for a motion controlled experience. It comes pre-loaded with ten Motion apps including a Learn & Fun pack and Sports pack, which use the Kurio cameras to sense and track the user’s body movements and enable full control of games.
Specs: 10-inch capacitive touch 1280x800 screen, 8GB storage, 1GB RAM.
SRP: £169.99

AIPTEK IBEAMBLOCK
Distributor: Tech Data
Aiptek International has launched the iBeamBLOCK projector, a device with stackable design – like a LEGO toy – that includes a dual OS tablet, projector and power bank. With a trendy, metallic look, iBeamBLOCK projector also creates an easy way for business people and households to build their own computing projection system. The connection between blocks via magnetics and pogo pins is cable-free.
Specs: 125x95x30mm dimensions, 4.5- inch tablet screen, 2GB RAM.
SRP: £599

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SAMSUNG GALAXY TABPRO S (pictured)
Distributor: Exertis
The Galaxy TabPro S is the first Samsung tablet running on Windows 10, delivering full PC functionality. Its fully equipped touch-pad keyboard is easily detachable to maximise space and also eliminates the need for pairing. It needs no charging thanks to its pogo pin system. You can also unlock access to work and entertainment in the Galaxy TabPro S securely, using the fingerprint scanner from other Samsung devices.
Specs: 12-inch 2160x1440 screen, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD.
SRP: £849

LENOVO THINKPAD S1 YOGA
Distributor: Beta Distribution
The ThinkPad Yoga delivers flexibility for business. Its 12.5-inch display rotates 360 degrees to offer four different usage modes: laptop, tablet, tent and stand. Boasting ThinkPad reliability and a range of business and security features, Lenovo says it’s the ultimate multimode business ultrabook.
Specs: Multimode keyboard, 12.5-inch display.
SRP: £850

LENOVO YOGA 700
Contact: Lenovo
The Lenovo Yoga 700 is thin and light, yet brilliantly intelligent, with a 360-degree hinge design and intuitive software that responds to how you use it. Whether for work or play, Yoga adapts to you with four ways to do almost anything: laptop, stand, tent or tablet.
Specs: 14-inch 1920 x 1080 screen, up to 6th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor.
SRP: From £699.99

MICROSOFT BAND 2
Distributor: Exertis
Introducing the new Microsoft Band – for people who want to live healthier and achieve more. Reach your health and fitness goals by tracking your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn and sleep quality, and be productive with email, text and calendar alerts on your wrist.
Specs: 11 sensors including GPS, UV monitor and barometer, AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
SRP: £199

LIFETRAK R420
Distributor: Peak Development
Fitness is about much more than calories in and calories out. This new LifeTrak Zone R420 unites a range of wellbeing tools in one device. Maximise your results with activity and sleep monitoring, workout mode, accurate step counts, distance calculation and at- a-glance weekly and hourly records. It boasts heart rate monitoring, detailed reports from the Lifetrak app and a long-lasting battery.
Specs: 30m water resistant, one-year typical battery life, ECG accurate heart range finger touch via push button.
SRP: £99

HANNSPREE PRIME SMART WATCH
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis
The Prime from Hannspree is a standalone smartwatch boasting integrated SIM support, which can provide features such as a music player and on-board camera. It can also pair with a smartphone to relay alerts of incoming calls and messages.
Specs: 0.3MP camera, pedometer, sleep monitor, supports TF card up to 32GB, 240x240 IPS screen, 1.54-inch display.
SRP: £59.99

HANNSPREE LEGEND SMART WATCH
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis
The Hannspree Legend is a traditionally designed wristwatch with added smart functionality. It features a large high definition touch screen that is scratch proof and is housed by brushed metal alloy. The Legend monitors and tracks a variety of health related statistics and includes a barometer, thermometer and altimeter.
Specs: 1.54-inch OLED TFT touch display, 240x240 IPS screen, Bluetooth, pedometer, calorie consumption.
SRP: £69.99

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TP-LINK MOBILE WI-FI UNIT
Distributors: Spire Technology, CMS Distribution, Entatech, Tech Data, Exertis
The LTE-Advanced Mobile Wi-Fi M7350 is a little portable gem that provides 4G broadband on the go, can support up to 10 devices at any one time, as well as 10 hours of continuous power while out and about. It’s also dual band, and there is a micro SD card slot for up to 32 GB of additional storage.
Specs: 4G broadband, support for up to 10 devices, 10 hours of continuous power, micro SD card slot.
SRP: £99.99

MICROSOFT LUMIA 950/XL
Distributors: Exertis, Ingram Micro, Tech Data
Introducing the new 5.2-inch Microsoft Lumia 950 with Windows 10, featuring an advanced camera, state-of-the-art technology, easy access to all your favourite apps and content, and Windows 10. The XL version includes a larger 5.7-inch QuadHD screen.
Specs: 32GB mass memory, 20MP main camera sensor, 4G LTE network.
SRP: £399.99 (950), £466.99 (950 XL)

MICROSOFT LUMIA 650
Distributor: Tech Data Mobile
The new Microsoft Lumia 650 comes with Windows 10, which offers you a familiar experience across all your devices, regardless of whether you are using a PC, tablet or phone. It is able to adapt to the device you are using, giving you access to all your files.
Specs: 5-inch AMOLED HD 720 Screen, Gorilla Glass 3, 16GB expandable memory, 1GB RAM, 8.MP Auto focus camera, 5MP wide-angle front facing camera.
SRP: £159.99

MICROSOFT CONTINUUM DISPLAY DOCK
Distributor: Tech Data Mobile
Connect your Lumia 950 or 950 XL to a Display Dock and do more with an external monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse. Office apps and Outlook scale up to create a big screen-optimised work environment. It’s a PC-like experience that’s powered by your phone.
Specs: USB-C, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB: 2, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 high current charging port, up to 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080).
SRP: £79.99

MIO FUSE HEART RATE, SLEEP + ACTIVITY TRACKER
Distributor: CMS Distribution
Mio FUSE is a sleek wristband that combines all the features of a heart rate monitor, sports watch, and activity tracker. Heart rate data is EKG accurate and does not require the use of a chest strap. You can monitor the intensity of your workouts and your movement throughout the day.
Specs: Customisable display and configurable heart rate zones, up to 30 hours of workout data storage or two weeks of daily activity data storage.
SRP: £129.99

HEALBE GOBE ACTIVITY TRACKER
Distributor: CMS Distribution
Healbe GoBe provides comprehensive information from your body, delivered to your smartphone. It automatically measures calorie intake and constantly tracks the wearer’s water balance.
SRP: £229.99

KURIO ANDROID SMARTPHONE FOR KIDS
Distributor: Meroncourt
Claiming to be the ‘safest smartphone for children’, the Kurio Android smartphone has numerous safety features, as well as a raft of fun, cool smartphone features to keep the kids happy. It is configured for wireless internet connectivity, allowing you to access Google Play and the Kurio Store to download apps.
Specs: 4-inch capacitive touch screen with 5 point touch, SIM free unlocked phone, internet filtering, set call and text limits, geolocation and geofencing.
SRP: £129.99

CAT S60 RUGGED SMARTPHONE
Distributor: CI Distribution
The Cat S60 is the world’s first smartphone with an integrated thermal camera, and claims to be the world’s most waterproof smartphone. It has a strengthened die cast frame to protect it from drops, it also comes with a 4.7-inch HD touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 4 and super bright display.
Specs: 3800mAh batter, 13MP main camera with dual flash, 5MP front-facing camera, 4G LTE, 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM.
SRP: Around £500

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