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Canon HV30

The HV30 is part of a rare and arguably dying breed of high-definition camcorder. Instead of coming equipped with an inbuilt hard drive, it sticks to the oldest and most venerable of digital video formats: MiniDV. Canon is the only manufacturer that ...

Is GTA IV the Best Video Game of All Time?

After months -- nay, years -- of feverish anticipation, the fourth major instalment in the Grand Theft Auto series has finally arrived in rip-roaring style. As expected, it has sold a phenomenal number of copies, surpassing all-time worldwide enterta...

Sony DCR-SR65

The DCR-SR65 is one of the mid-range models in Sony's extensive hard-disk-based handycam range. Equipped with a 40GB hard drive, 1-megapixel CCD sensor, 25x optical zoom and a Memory Stick slot for hybrid recording, it provides reasonable value for a...

Sony DCR-SR45

The DCR-SR45 is an affordably priced hard disk based-camcorder that records video in 'trusty' standard-definition. It should prove sufficient for beginners who want something to shoot their home movies on, as well as camcorder owners looking to upgra...

Top 5 graphics cards for shoppers on a budget

Updating your graphics card can be a costly business, especially if you're into gaming. Thankfully, there is also a bevy of affordable options for those on limited budgets. But making the right choice isn't easy -- plenty of graphics cards are duds, ...

GeForce 9600GT 512MB (GV-NX96T512HP)

The Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT 512MB (GV-NX96T512HP) is a noise-free graphics card equipped with one of NVIDIA's 9 series GPUs (graphics processing unit). With options for 2D/3D clock separation and a quartet of passive coolers, this model has been desi...

Top 5 graphics cards for gamers

The GPU (graphics processing unit) is undoubtedly the most important component in a gamer's PC. If you're serious about gaming, you'll need a high-end card that can handle all the latest DirectX 10 features, blistering frame rates and maxed-out resol...

Gigabyte GeForce 9800 GTX

The Gigabyte GeForce 9800 GTX (GV-NX98X512H-B) is a high-end graphics card featuring NVIDIA's latest 9 series GPU. With an RRP of $499, it can be viewed as a semi-affordable alternative to its 9800GX2-flavoured cousins (such as the Asus EN9800GX2). H...

Panasonic SDR-S7

The SDR-S7 is an ultra-compact, flash-memory-based camcorder that records video in standard definition. Aimed squarely at the entry-level demographic, it prioritises ease-of-use and affordability over video quality. Nevertheless, it should prove suff...

Last-minute gift ideas for Mother's Day

Buying a gift for Mother's Day can be a grueling task for clueless offspring. There are only so many fluffy slippers, gift hampers and romantic comedies you can buy before it all starts to wear a bit thin. But there's no reason why your present needs...

Pavilion dv3000 (dv3021TX)

Hewitt-Packard's Pavilion range has always struck a nice balance between style and functionality. This latest offering -- the dv3021TX -- has proved to be no exception. With its impressive array of components and sleek good looks, not to mention a ta...

Oregon Scientific Weather Station with FM Radio (BARM688)

If you're sick of tuning into clueless weathermen or staring furtively at the clouds, then it might be time to invest in an Oregon Scientific Weather Station (BARM688). With the assistance of a remote thermo sensor, this handy gadget displays tempera...

In pictures: Guitar Hero: On Tour

Take your axe and audience with you wherever you go with the new portable incarnation of Guitar Hero — Guitar Hero: On Tour. The game comes packaged with an innovative peripheral that slots into the GBA port of your Nintendo DS (the peripheral ...

Everio GZ-MG345

Beneath the shadow of high-definition video, standard-def cameras continue to eke out a humble existence. Doomsayers will tell you that the format's days are numbered, but the same thing could be said about DVD. While they may lack the glitzy resolut...

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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.

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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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