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AMD Athlon 64 FX

In the high-end PC segment, the FX range of dual-core CPUs is AMD's flagship. It uses the same K8 microarchitecture as the Athlon 64 X2 CPUs, but is comprised of CPUs with higher clock frequencies than those present in the regular Athlon 64 X2 range,...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 (dual-core)

When AMD brought out its dual-core version of the Athlon 64 in June 2005, it dominated Intel's equivalent offerings of the time, the dual-core Pentium D and the single-core Pentium 4 CPUs . To this day, the Athlon 64 X2 uses the same K8 microarchitec...

Compro VideoMate U500

A digital TV tuner for a PC offers greater convenience than a dedicated set-top box when it comes to recording and archiving shows, mainly because some set-top boxes don't allow you to efficiently transfer recorded shows to a PC. If you have a powerf...

Altech Nano Box-VX mini PC

Altech's Nano Box-VX harnesses AOpen's MP945-VX Mini PC Duo enclosure to provide a PC that's not only small, but also capable of doling out plenty of speed to keep you productive.


QNAP's TS-101 is a network attached storage (NAS) device that can house any Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive. It's capable of serving files over your home or office network and, furthermore, it has good connectivity options that allow you to share other ...

Western Digital My Book Premium Edition 500GB

Western Digital's My Book Premium Edition is designed to make the storage and archival of music, videos, photos and documents, quick and easy. It provides 465GB of formatted space via a 7200rpm hard drive with a 16MB cache buffer and it can be connec...

PC West Elite

PC West's first submission to the PC World Test Centre is a solid dual-core PC that would suit a home or business user with basic computing needs.

HP Laserjet 2605dtn

HP's latest 2605dtn colour laser printer is slightly tall, which means you don't need a very deep desk to accommodate it, but definitely a sturdy one, and you still need to make accommodations for the power cable that protrudes from the rear.

Update for popular burner adds speed

Replacing the ever-popular GSA-4167B is LG's GSA-H10A Super Multi DVD burner, which can burn to the majority of media that are available on the market, including DVD-RAM media (without cartridge).

Linksys WRT54GP2-SG

An all-in-router saves space, consumes less power outlets and is relatively easy to configure compared to individual components. This particular unit from Linksys possesses such convenience.

Asus P5W DH Deluxe

Based on the Intel 975X chipset, the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe is the company's first motherboard to support the latest Core 2 Duo processors. Its LGA775 CPU socket can also support Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors.


For a router that you can probably buy for around $60 from your preferred reseller, TP-Link's WR541G is amazingly simple to setup and us

Anthology Solution Yellow Machine P400T

For a small business with a handful of computer systems to look after, serious network attached storage (NAS) backup solutions may not be a high priority due to their cost and the implementation expertise required.

Altech gameforce commander

Upon first glance you may scoff at this machine's appearance, - its case looks awful - but beauty does lurk beneath the surface in the form of a powerful and well-put-together configuration for gaming and multimedia pursuits.

AverMedia AverTV DVB-T Volar

If you want an external digital TV tuner for your notebook, AverMedia's AverTV DVB-T Volar is the smallest we have seen, but it fails to satisfy in many areas.

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