Stories by Elias Plastiras


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.

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.

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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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