BenQ Siemens EF81

Prior to the merger with BenQ, Siemens produced some good quality mobile phone handsets, so we were looking forward to seeing some new units. The EF81 is the first venture under the joint brand, and while it offers a few interesting elements that may...

Tomb Raider: Legend

It's been a long time since Lara has been good in anything. After an amazing debut in 1996, subsequent Tomb Raider sequels set her on a downward spiral that put her at rock bottom with the appalling Angel of Darkness. Even Hollywood couldn't bring he...

Panasonic DMC-LZ5

Panasonic's LZ5 is a rather chunky, extended zoom compact camera. As with past Panasonic models it offers a nicely rounded package, combining above average image quality with a great burst mode and a big zoom. While the size will be a limiting facto...


The 42 inch NEC PX-42XR4W is a feature-packed plasma television with excellent customisation controls let down by mediocre image quality. In both standard and high definition there were obvious picture quality issues, mostly centered on image noise a...

Sony Handycam DCR-SR100

There is a bewildering array of camcorder formats on the market at present, ranging from the stalwart tape-based Mini DV right through to flash-based SD card players. One of the lesser utilised formats is Hard Disk Drive technology, and with the DCR-...

Samsung SyncMaster 931BF

If you are looking for an attractive simple LCD monitor with flawless performance, you can't go past the 19 inch Samsung SyncMaster 931BF. Despite our best efforts to find a fault with this unit, it passed all our tests with flying colours.

Nokia 6233

A stylish 3G mobile with an attractive stainless steel finish, the Nokia 6233 is a mid-range handset with a sleek and business-like design. It offers a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and infrared connectivity as well as expandable memory capacity than...

Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Backup

Backing up can become a headache if you have hard drives in the order of 300GB or larger installed in your system. A good external hard drive that plugs in using USB 2.0 or FireWire is the perfect solution for storing backups, and Seagate's External ...

Panasonic FX-01

Panasonic's FX-01 is a fairly competent compact camera. The big selling point is its wide angle lens, which is unusual on such a small camera. Lens aside, it doesn't do anything particularly special, but offers a package that combines reasonable imag...

Microsoft Exchange 2007 pushes envelope

Managing e-mail servers is among IT's most painful tasks. It's no wonder, then, that Microsoft chose Exchange as the server product that would capitalize on the benefits of Longhorn first.

Philips GoGear SA1100

The Philips GoGear SA1100 is a very basic MP3 player with 512MB of built-in Flash memory and a USB 2.0 interface. It is compact, lightweight and would suit people on a budget who just want to play music without the frills.

Kyocera FS-1030D

The Kyocera FS-1030D is a double sided mono laser printer that provides value for money for individuals or small workgroups. It features a print speed of up to 22 pages per minute, 1200 dpi print quality and both USB and parallel interfaces. Once aga...

Blueant X5 Stereo Headset

As devices converge, digital music is becoming more and more prolific. In turn this is leading to the creation of other hybrid devices such as Blueant's X5 Stereo Headset, which combines the traditional hands free kit with a pair of stereo headphones...

Zensonic Z1080S

The Zensonic Z1080S is a fairly standard AV receiver without any overblown bell and whistles. It offers solid performance and stylish design at an affordable price.

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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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