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Next-Generation Mobile Pentium 4 Cpu

Dell is always very quick to provide its customers with the latest in CPU technology for their computing products, and this month it continues that trend by incorporating Intel’s newest Pentium M CPU into its Latitude D600 notebook.

Book Review: Upgrading and Repairing Laptops

From Scott Mueller — the author who so far has brought us 15 editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs — inevitably comes a technical manual dedicated to the notebook computer. This book is much like an encyclopedia for notebook computers in that it al...

PC Games: CSI Dark Motives

Dark Motives is the second CSI game to hit the market, following CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and presents five mysteries to solve. Solving each mystery requires a great deal of patience and perseverance, and a keen eye for detail. Crime and suspe...

ADSL and network configuration

As a greater number of entry-level ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) modems start to provide affordable router functionality, there is no doubt they will become a popular upgrade for users who want to get the most from their ADSL connection. ...

More bits to play with:Windows XP 64-bit Edition

PC users with current 64-bit hardware, such as Athlon 64 CPUs, may not yet have had the opportunity to test out the hardware with a 64-bit operating system. Microsoft has made the evaluation version of Windows XP 64-bit Edition available for download...

Big and beautiful 22in CRT

Mitsubishi’s Diamond Pro 2070SB, with its Diamondtron Aperture Grille picture tube, provides great colour and image quality.

PC Games: Lock On: Modern Air Combat

Lock On is a combat flight simulator that lets you fly missions over wonderfully detailed landscapes in the Black Sea region. You are able to fly up to eight American, Russian and German aircraft, and many more aircraft can be watched in action as pa...

Fuji-Xerox colour laser printer

The 6250 proves itself to be one of the best colour laser printers on the market for the small- to medium-sized business, with initial outlay and running costs that are very reasonable (20 cents per colour print) and performance that is super fast.

Gigabit networking: SMC8508T 8-port auto-sensing switch

Gigabit networking is an improvement over existing 100Mbps networking infrastructure and, based on our tests, it offers transfer rates that are approximately twice as fast. While many home users may not necessarily need a switch for their network, us...

PC games: NRL Rugby League

Finally, footy fans worldwide have something to cheer about as the PlayStation 2 gets rocked by Rugby League, a game created by New Zealand production team Sidhe Interactive. It brings to life local, international and representative competition and c...

Wi-Fi equipped mobo: K8V deluxe

ASUS has added another string to its motherboard bow with the inclusion of Wi-Fi capabilities via a plug-in module on its K8V Deluxe motherboard.

17 inch multimedia LCD

In our last LCD monitor round-up (May 2003) we were highly impressed by the inexpensive yet good-quality 15in monitor that Impact Systems was able to provide. In our February 2004 edition, we looked at one of its latest offerings, the 17in CMV CT-723...

Fun keyboard combo: Prodikeys

Combining a regular PC keyboard with a MIDI musical keyboard, the Prodikeys utilises a PS/2 connection and ships with software that lets you learn how to play or simply create your own melodic concoctions using the built-in rhythms and samples.

PC games: NBA Live 2004

The latest incarnation of the NBA Live basketball game, 2004, brings a slew of new features to the franchise that aims to make playability a lot more realistic and challenging. This is achieved through a better-featured freestyle control that lets yo...

Power graphics: WinFast A380 Ultra TDH, Radeon 9800XT

Both ATI and NVIDIA have again raised the performance bar with new releases which, although not mind blowing, will hopefully help push the price of their existing high-end cards (the Radeon 9800 Pro and GeForce FX 5900, respectively) even lower. ATI ...

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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