Stories by David Ramli

Hewlett-Packard Pavilion DV2800 (DV2840TX)

HP's Pavilion DV2800 (DV2840TX) Artist's Edition notebook is the most aesthetically adventurous unit we've seen lately, and it might not appeal to everyone. To search for the art to grace its youth-targeted notebook, HP launched a competition. After ...

HTC Shift X9500

Having made a name for itself with a range of excellent smartphones, such as the TyTN II and the S730, HTC is now branching into a different market with its ultraportable notebook - the Shift X9500.

Toshiba Satellite A300 (PSAG4A-02600M)

Notebooks in Toshiba's Satellite series have previously been steady performers with a no-frills design. The new Satellite A300 (PSAG4A-02600M) represents a different approach, in terms of both hardware and style.

Alienware Area-51 m15x-R1

For any serious computer gamer, the name "Alienware" is instantly recognisable. When you glance at the specifications of the m15x-R1, you'll see why. It delivers very high performance, but, for $5870, it's at the top end of the price scale.

Dell Inspiron 1525

For notebook consumers wanting a low-cost option with plenty of features, things have rarely been better. We've recently reviewed the $899 Acer [[prodid: 5242]], which includes fantastic connectivity, as well as the very stylish $1,499 BenQ [[prodid...

Acer Extensa 5620Z-3A1G12Mi

The Acer Extensa 5620Z (3A1G12Mi) is a budget notebook aimed squarely at the business market. With a combination of commercial features, such as an excellent built-in webcam, and a very low price tag - only $800 after a $99 cash back offer from Acer ...

Toshiba Satellite P210/J00

Designed for the entertainment and high-end performance market, several Toshiba Satellite notebooks included HD-DVD drives prior to Blu-ray's victory in the recent high-definition format war. However, since the company's decision to cease the product...

NEC Versa P8310-2402DR

On the surface, the NEC Versa P8310-2402DR is a very good notebook. As one of two new releases under the P8310 banner, this Versa comes with a stylish piano-black cover that is a bit of a fingerprint magnet due to its glossy shine. Overall, however, ...

CeBIT 2008: Going green

This year's CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany had a "Green IT" theme, with the environment at the top of the agenda, but there were still plenty of robots to be seen, and even a Cyber Games championship. Here are some of the highlights we enjoyed!

Toshiba Tecra A9 (PTS52A-OCU03F)

The Toshiba Tecra A9 (TS52A-OCU03F) is a no-frills notebook built with the business user in mind. Although the unit's design isn't innovative, eye-catching or easily portable, it's very functional and easy to work with.

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

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

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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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