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Extend your WI-FI reach

Huge wireless antennas are generally reserved for enthusiasts who like to tinker with tech gear, or even businesses that have a wide range of premises within line-of-site and want convenient connectivity without messy wiring installations.

Dell Dimension 5100

The 5100 we tested gave us our first glimpse of what a BTX form factor system will look like. And, so far, it looks good.

HP Pavilion a1060a

HP's Pavilion range of PCs is well worth considering if you are after a good-looking home PC for everyday computing and multimedia. Indeed, the target-market for this machine is users who are heavily into digital photography and even digital video e...

Colour your world

Targeted directly at home and small office users, the C525 A from Fuji-Xerox is easy to use and costs just $799 - complete with 10/100 network card for TCP/IP networking!

GPS bundle for your Pocket PC

GPS navigation systems have been around for a while and can be indispensable for those of us who frequently travel long and unknown distances by car.

Foxtel Digital PDR

Those of you already using or thinking of subscribing to the Foxtel Digital service now have the option of purchasing the Foxtel PDR (personal hard disk recorder) set-top box, which integrates perfectly with Foxtel's electronic program guide.

Single card SLI: Gigabyte GV-3D1, GA-K8NXP-SLI

In a great display of innovation, Gigabyte has taken NVIDIA's SLI graphics principle, which enables two individual graphics cards to be linked together in the same system, and applied it to one graphics card.

Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C525A

Targeted directly at home and small office users, the colour C525A from Fuji Xerox is easy to use, doesn't cost much and comes complete with 10/100 network card for TCP/IP networking.

FireWire High-Definition TV tuner: FireDTV

FireDTV is an external digital TV tuner that connects to your PC through a 6-pin FireWire connection. This supplies enough bandwidth to display high-definition channels on your PC's monitor along with standard-definition channels, and it also supplie...

ADSL Router/modem/switch

All-in-one ADSL modems are perfect for distributing an ADSL Internet connection to more than one PC in the home or office due to their convenience and ease of installation. The $199 Dynalink RTA-770 in particular is a very easy to use all-in-one unit...

Fast DVD, CD creation

Those of you looking for an inexpensive double-layer DVD burner could consider Gigabyte's GO-W1608A - also a very fast single-layer DVD burner and one of the fastest CD burning and CD reading units on the market (48x).

CPU speed blitz

The upper end of the CPU market received a major jolt this month. Firstly, AMD re­-leased faster ver­sions of its Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 FX processor products (Athlon 64 4000+ and Athlon 64 FX-55). Meanwhile, Intel announced a new motherboard chipse...

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