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Best Buys review: ATI Radeon 9700Pro-based graphics cards

In the Tech Files section in the June 2003 issue (on page 99) we reviewed a selection of the latest graphics cards available from NVIDIA and ATI, which are based on their new family of FX chipsets. Here are the results for ATI Radeon 9700Pro-based gr...

Panasonic LS-D521UE DVD writer

The Panasonic LS-D521U is an inter­nal IDE multidrive capable of writing to DVD-R and -RW (6x), DVD-RAM (2x), CD-R (32x) and CD-RW (24x) media. It comes with all the software you need to get up and running.

May 2003 Best Buys: 17in LCD monitors

We did not have enough space in the May 2003 print issue to include reviews of all the LCDs monitors we tested for our Best Buys, so we bring you the remaining 17in LCD monitor reviews online.

May 2003 Best Buys: 15in LCD monitors

We did not have enough space in the May 2003 print issue to include reviews of all the LCDs monitors we tested for our Best Buys, so we bring you the remaining 15in LCD monitor reviews online.

Install a motherboard

For novice system builders, motherboard installation may look like a daunting task. However, it is quite a straightforward process that can be accomplished quickly and successfully with a little foresight and preparation (as well as a comprehensive o...

DVD Collector

For aficionados of movies on DVD, the ability to manage large collections easily is a must. Enter DVD Collector, a donation-ware program created by Australian developer CrunchyMedia, which aims to do just that with its intuitive and well designed int...

Games: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2

As the latest in the line of Need For Speed games, Hot Pursuit 2 provides exciting arcade racing through 12 scenic locations using over 20 of the fastest cars the world has to offer.

Logitech Z-680 THX Speaker System

Boasting hefty specifications and a good range of connectivity and processing features, the Z-680 THX speaker system from Logitech is a powerhouse to be reckoned with.

Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen MP3 player

Although not as bulky as other models in the Nomad range, the Zen’s size is approximately equivalent to a cassette-based Walkman. Its outer shell is metal, making the unit very sturdy, while all buttons and ports reside on the sides of the player.

Here's How: Installing a CD-RW drive

Adding a new internal CD-RW drive to your system is a relatively simple task that can be completed in a few minutes - as long as you know where the cables go, where the jumpers need to go, and how to place it into your computer case. If you haven't p...

Philips Micro MP3/CD Hi-Fi System

Further bridging the gap between MP3 technology and the mainstream consumer base is Philips's new MC-M250 Micro Hi-Fi System. It's a funky looking unit (whose yellow speaker grills were not too popular with people who saw it in our lab), but its size...

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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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