A desktop replacement notebook is perfect if you don't have the space for a fully fledged desktop setup, but today's desktop replacement notebooks are often much more than typical notebooks: in many cases they are complete entertainment systems, and are a perfect centrepiece for your lounge room. In this slideshow we'll show you five of the best home entertainment notebooks currently on the market.
Metal Gear Online is an upcoming online multiplayer spin-off of the Metal Gear stealth/action game series from Konami. MGO will see players work in teams of up to 16 to complete cooperative missions and battles, as well as fighting independently in deathmatch modes. The game is set to be released for the Playstation 3 in June, so strap on your night-vision goggles and check out this slideshow.
HTC has added another member to the Touch family of smartphones: the Touch Diamond. Although it has some design similarities to the HTC-designed Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1, HTC has given its latest flagship smartphone an even smaller footprint. The phone incorporates HTC's TouchFlo 3D interface, built on top of Windows Mobile 6.1. It also features a 3.2-megapixel camera. It also has a Web browser capable of rendering pages like a normal desktop browser would, allowing the Touch Diamond to take full advantage of HSDPA and HSUPA connectivity. The addition of A-GPS caps off the phone; Google Maps provides the user with complete mapping capabilities.
Considering that the keyboard is the primary input device for most of the PCs ever made, it's amazing how many times manufacturers have gotten it completely, laughably wrong. After painstakingly reviewing scads of the most lacklustre keyboards, I systematically whittled them down to these ten all-time offenders, based on four factors: feel, layout, functionality and infamy. All of these machines date from the 1970s and 1980s, but don't get too comfortable — recently, Apple released a new keyboard for its iMac line that looks suspiciously like a Chiclet keyboard of old. While the verdict on that keyboard is still out, there's room for future additions to this list. Stay tuned...
Nikon's new additions to their CoolPix range continue the trend of past models by including nifty features such as wireless connectivity and alternate colour schemes. There are models to suit most levels of experience and enthusiasm.
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 to be so predictable and boring — chances are that your mum is a lot more tech-savvy than you think. For some last-minute gift ideas, check out the following slideshow. (And if you happen to be a mum, grab a pen and some paper — it's time to compile your ultimate wish list!)
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With a long line of motorbike and ATV (all-terrain vehicles) racing simulations behind it, Blackrock Studios is about to unleash its latest creation, the action-packed Pure. Pure is all about tricks, jumps and speed. Race your four-wheeled ATV through wide, open areas in various locations around the world, manoeuvre around natural and man-made obstacles, and find your way through the different paths possible in each location. With numerous possible tricks, customisable vehicles and natural obstacles, the game is sure to be packed with adrenaline.
A look ahead at the 20 biggest movies set to open as early as May. Movie reviewers Jason Meserve and Denise Dubie examine which films have the star power to bring in big box-office bucks, which will make you laugh until you cry and which movies might just fall short of everyone's expectations.
Nokia Australia has recently unveiled a trio of mobile phones — the Nokia 6600 Fold, the Nokia 6600 Slide and the Nokia 3600 Slide.
The budget ultraportable notebook market has been scorching hot since Asus launched its Eee PC 701 4G to wide acclaim. Now Hewlett-Packard has joined the fray with the HP 2133 "Mini-Note PC" starting from $899
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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 is compatible with both versions of the console). You can also strum with the stylus. The game will include a diverse set list of rock songs — covering everything from Nirvana to No Doubt. Check out the following slideshow for a look at the new peripheral and all the latest screenshots.
The cameras in Sony's latest line of compacts feature some impressive improvements on previous models. Included in the new models are things such as a 13.6-megapixel sensor, a 15x optical zoom and a host of stabilisation options, meaning there should be a camera to suit most users.
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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
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.
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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