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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 ...

A940 all-in-one centre

Dell now offers its own branded laser printers and multifunction devices to customers, and the aim is to make these products as simple to use as possible. This is achieved through intuitive, easy-to-install software, excellent service and support, an...

Imaging devices with style: Scanjet 4670, Photosmart 7960

The 4670 A4 flatbed scanner is unique in that the scanning bed can be removed from its holder and used to scan objects simply by holding it over them. This makes it somewhat portable, although you are obviously limited by the com­bined USB and power ...

64-bit consumer computing

With the release of the Athlon 64 3200+ and Athlon 64 FX-51 processors, AMD has brought 64-bit computing to the desktop environment. 64-bit computing is now no longer the domain of high-end workstation computers and servers that require extreme power...

Great broadband bundle: Billion 743GE + wireless adapters

If you are looking to supply your own modem for a new ADSL connection, then the Billion 743GE from PC Range is worth every cent of its very reasonable $299 price tag. It is an ADSL modem capable of supporting data rates up to 8Mbps/1Mbps (download/up...

Barebones PC slim PC

Based on Intel Pentium 4 tech­nology and a small form factor ATX motherboard, this QDI bare­bones system (it ships with only case and motherboard) will accommodate 533MHz front side bus CPUs and up to 2GB of memory.

Desktop Board D865PERL

Few people are aware that Intel makes and sells motherboards for consumers. They are usually very plain boards focused on reliability rather than extravagance. With the release of the D865PERL, though, Intel has shipped a reliable board with all the ...

Great value burner: DVR-A06

With a comprehensive software bundle, fast specifications, sup­­­port for both popular DVD writing formats and a competitive price tag, the DVR-A06 builds on Pioneer’s line of market-leading DVD writing units for the PC.

Reigning supreme: Pentium 4 3.2GHz

We've already looked at AMD's new Athlon XP 3200+ processor, which operates at an actual clock speed of 2.2GHz. Now we test Intel's new 3.2GHz Pentium 4 processor. Our results indicate that the AMD equivalent CPU does not match this processor for gru...

Best Buys Reviews: GeForce FX-based graphics cards

In the Best Buys section in the November 2003 issue of PC World (starting page 125) we reviewed a selection of the latest entry, mid-range and high-end graphics cards to hit the market. As we couldn't fit all of those cards we initially tested in the...

Cylindrical sound device

The cylindrical JNC SSF-302 digital audio player is a cinch to use and has extensive functionality. It offers MP3 and WMA playback, has built-in FM radio, and also acts as a data storage device.

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

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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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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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