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Acer X1160

Priced at $899, the Acer X1160 is a decent deal if you're looking for a quick-and-dirty big-screen solution. It's a small, DLP-based projector, which doesn't have an extensive feature set with not so great image quality; however, it's an affordable u...

Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5

Based on AMD's new 790FX chipset, this Gigabyte platform is ripe for use with any of AMD's AM2 and AM2+ based CPUs, including Phenom. The 790FX is a high-end chip, yet this board isn't Gigabyte's top-of-the-range product. That honour goes to the GA-M...

ASUS Xonar U1

One rarely needs to buy a dedicated sound card these days. The integrated sound chips in most notebooks and PCs are more than adequate for listening to music and watching movies. However, if the sound from an older computer is below average, or you w...

Western Digital Caviar GP

Western Digital's Caviar GP (Green Power) drive is a cut above the competition as far as power consumption is concerned. It takes advantage of an improved seek method for data, as well as a constant spin speed (which is not specified by Western Digit...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

Seagate's Barracuda 7200.11 is the company's second generation perpendicular recording-based drive and it's the first to reach a capacity of 1TB. The 7200.11 uses a four-platter, eight-head design for its 1TB capacity, with each platter holding 250GB...

Kaiser Baas 15in Photo Frame

Having the Kaiser Baas 15in Digital Photo Frame lying round the house is almost like having a spare TV. Not only will it display digital photos, it will also play video files, including MPEG, MPEG-4, AVI and DivX formats.

AMD DTX Small form factor PC

The form factor of a PC is rarely something that many users need to think about, until they try to purchase a PC that's smaller than a mid-tower. That's when tough decisions need to be made. Do you go for a pre-built system from Shuttle or Dell, whic...

ASUS BC-1205PT

Adding high-definition video-playing capability to a PC is easy with the ASUS BC-1205PT. As well as being a multi-format DVD burner, it can also play back Blu-ray movies and read Blu-ray data discs.

Western Digital RE2 (WD7500AYYS)

While Western Digital's 750GB RE2 drive is classed as an enterprise drive, gaming and multimedia enthusiasts who constantly leave their machines running 24/7 might also be interested in slotting one into their rigs.

Origen AE S21T

It can be argued that the perfect home-theatre PC enclosure is yet to be conceived. With so many requirements to juggle -- component cooling, low noise emission, remote control functionality, elegant and convenient physical design, room for high-defi...

Sparkle Calibre P860

Differentiating one graphics card from another in the same market segment can be difficult for vendors to do. Because they all use similar graphics processors, they all, pretty much, have similar performance. However, overclocked cards, cards with un...

D-Link DIR-615

This wireless router can capably distribute the Internet connection from an ADSL or cable modem over its 4-port, 10/100 Ethernet switch and 802.11b/g/n wireless access point.

MSI MegaBook S430

The MegaBook S430's biggest draw-card is its price. It's an affordable notebook with some decent features, such as 802.11g Wi-Fi and a DVD burner, but its performance has been sacrificed in order to achieve the low price-point.

Epson Stylus Photo RX610

Epson's RX610 is a multi-function device that's primarily aimed at users who want to print digital photos, as well as scan old photos, and make photocopies of documents and photos.

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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