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Toshiba TDP-S25

The Toshiba's DLP technology generates a darker, more vibrant colour palette than that of an LCD projector. Its 2000:1 contrast ratio is much greater than the 400:1 and 500:1 ratios of the average LCD model. (In their favour, LCD projectors have more...


Regular readers will know from our PC Best Buys charts each issue what great systems Plus Corporation and TI Computers offer. These two vendors have achieved numerous Best Buy awards and have experience in building top-quality systems. So, we challen...

Strong SRT5390

With a 120GB hard drive in its belly, the Strong SRT5390 can record and store close to 60 hours of very good quality MPEG-2 video.

Epson Stylus Photo RX700

The RX700 is an all-encompassing digital photo production unit. It can print full-bleed A4 and 4x6in photos either from your PC or directly from your PictBridge-enabled digital camera's memory card.

Lite-On SOHW-1673S

Lite-On drives generally cut the mustard quite well in our reviews, even though they can be loud and clumsy looking. They are, however, the enthusiast's drive of choice due to the availability of a utility that lets users change the booktype of DVD m...


The ASUS W3H00V is a solid notebook with a 14in widescreen display, good looks and plenty of great features. If it was a car, you would admire its lines - it's a sleek-looking machine with a neat layout and a refined design.

Brother DCP-115C and MFC-215C

The DCP-115C is almost identical to the DCP-110C (the model it supercedes) and is a fantastic, affordable multifunction device -- minus fax capabilities -- that is easy to use and maintain. The only difference between this model and the DCP-110C is s...

Gigabyte GO-W1616 C

If you're fussy about your drive's appearance then you will appreciate the extra bezel that Gigabyte supplies with this drive, which allows you to dress it up in either black or white. For extra funkiness, you could mix and match the tray plate with ...

Western Digital Caviar WD2500KS

Western Digital's new Caviar WD2500KS is an amazingly quiet 250GB Serial ATA II drive that is suitable for a silent PC or a media centre. We could barely hear it spinning or seeking during file transfer tests. This is due in part to its fluid dynamic...

Hello Computers Mercury

Faced with the prospect of putting together a complete computer system for $1000, Hello Computers, a new vendor in the Best Buys charts, has come up with a configuration that is suitable for all sorts of pursuits, including multimedia and 3-D gaming....


What's so cool about this notebook is the fact that it's a great-looking Sony model with plenty of grunt, but it only costs $2499! For that price you get a powerful Pentium M 740 CPU, 512MB of DDR2 SDRAM and a discreet, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200 graphic...


ASUS's W3H00V is a solidly built notebook with a 14in widescreen display, good looks and plenty of great features. If it were a car, you would admire its lines, for it's a sleek looking machine with a neat layout and a refined design.

Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal

Simple to set up and rock solid during testing, this board is definitely one to go for if you're going to be using the Pentium Extreme Edition CPU. It supports a 1066MHz frontside bus for that CPU and can accommodate 667MHz DDR2 memory modules.

Mainstream dual-core processor

Intel released its first high-end (over $1700) dual-core processor back in April of this year - the Pentium Extreme Edition 840 - but now the company is seeking to satisfy the mainstream market with its new Pentium D series of processors.

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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

Andrew Mitsi


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


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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