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This week we've got a full review of Samsung's new tablet, the 10.1. It's a real competitor to Apple's dominance in the tablet market and is light years ahead of the original Galaxy Tab.
We've also got a hands on review with the new Nintendo Wii U as well as a full review of the new TomTom Go Live 82, Canon EOS 600D and the new AMD Vision laptop platform.
Read on to check out all this week's hot reviews from TechRadar.
The influx of Android tablets is picking up pace, and the latest from Samsung is a right belter. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is Samsung's second attempt at a 10-inch Honeycomb, tablet – the first one which was thicker and had an 8MP camera, was canned earlier this year. This one though has sleek good looks and is lighter and thinner than Apple's iPad 2. It's possibly the best out-and-out Android tablet we have seen yet, although it's a different proposition to the equally-compelling Asus Eee Pad Transformer. Honeycomb is still not a perfect mobile OS, but as far as hardware goes, this is as good as it gets.
Canon's triple-digit EOS line has traditionally catered for those dipping their toes into DSLR photography, but as successive models have acquired more functionality, they've ventured further into enthusiast territory. The Canon 600D sits somewhere in between the two camps, with a small form and entry-level styling, but many features inherited from the enthusiast EOS 60D. Even so, it varies in only a handful of ways to the previous EOS 550D, and arrives only a year after that model. It's far from revolutionary, but the Canon EOS 600D is a well specified camera that's ideal for those wanting to get creative and elevate their photography to the next level.
The Nintendo Wii was the surprise package of the current generation of games consoles, and swept the PS3 and Xbox 360 aside with enormous sales. The buzz around the Wii died down a long time ago though, and now Nintendo has announced the successor to the Wii – the Wii U. Its controller has a touchscreen display on it, and is designed to work in cooperation with existing Wii remotes and nunchucks, and the console itself is said to be more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3. We've had a play with it – click the link to see our early impressions.
TomTom is on a roll. Not only has it been able to make the world's best sat navs even easier and more pleasurable to use, but it's done so in an intelligent, engaging way that leaves the competition even further behind. From simple changes like the improved integrated screen / dash mount to the changes its made to its sat nav operating system, TomTom's sheer class, quality and attention to detail shines through. The TomTom Go Live 825 then is something of a minor miracle. It's a shame that we have to give it back.
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