GeForce FX: worth it? 5800 Ultra and 5600

Last year, ATI's Radeon 9700 Pro stole the gaming crown, out­performing NVIDIA's NV25-based GeForce cards, the Ti 4200, 4400 and 4600. NVIDIA took stock and spent time perfecting the 0.13-micron process, enab­ling its designers to use 125 million tra...


It looks bulky, but this behemoth from Canon is a Bubble Jet printer, scanner, copier and fax machine in one, and is best suited to the office environment that needs photo quality output and input capabilities, as well as a good old fax machine.

XPC SN41G2 PC do-it-yourself kit

If you require a powerful, well equipped computer system, but don’t have the space for a mid-tower computer case or a big budget, then this do-it-yourself kit from Shuttle will allow you to employ a strong configuration in the tiniest of PC enclosure...

Axim X5 PDA

Personal Digital Assistants are great mobile must-haves but the high price can be off-putting to people wanting to join the mobile revolution. Dell is a newcomer to the market, but it’s clearly thought out its strategy — combining power and expendabi...

HP iPaq h1910

We’ve often complained in the past that HP iPaqs are too expensive, so the release of a sub-$700 model is very welcome. But not only is the h1910 HP’s cheapest iPaq yet, it’s the slimmest too. Put it next to Dell’s Axim X5 and you can really see the ...

Staroffice 6.1 beta 1

The simple fact that Office 2003 will run on Windows 2000 and XP only may be just the impetus for some users to look elsewhere for their next productivity suite.

McAfee Parental Controls 1.0

Previously released as part of its Internet Security Suite, McAfee’s Parental Controls is now available as a stand-alone product in updated form. It offers protection for kids when they’re surfing, using chatrooms or sending instant messages.

Opera 7 for Linux

The browser wars continue on the Linux platform with the release of Opera version 7. Opera is a browser famous for its high performance, standards compliance and very small size, not to mention its position as the first browser to use the now widely ...

LapLink Everywhere

LapLink Everywhere lets you access e-mail and files from up to three PCs via any browser-enabled device, be it Mac or PC, PDA or smart phone. The software itself is free, but the service isn’t — there’s a monthly fee of $US9.95, or slightly less if y...

Minolta Dimage 7Hi digital camera

Many of the latest high-end digital cameras have essentially been improved versions of earlier models -- Sony’s DSC-F717 and Fujifilm’s FinePix S602 Pro spring immediately to mind. Minolta’s new Dimage 7Hi is also an update of an earlier model, the 7...

Apple's ITunes Music Store is a winner

If you're hunting for music, tunes in quantity are available on peer-to-peer services, such as Kazaa, which offer millions of songs. You can't predict the quality of downloads there, however. And Hollywood continues to pressure these sites since it c...

HP psc 2210 multifunction device

One of the new breed of multifunction devices (MFD), the HP psc 2210’s elegant design distances it from the habitually bland models that proliferate on the market. That’s not to say that the 2210 is all about looks. Printer, scanner, copying and fax ...

LaCie Data Bank external hard drive

Just when you thought that the complex world of portable storage devices was getting less confusing, along comes LaCie’s Data Bank to blur the issue afresh.

Lexmark X5150 Multifunction device

Manufacturers may be pushing the boundaries of what features can be provided within a single MFD, but there will always be a market for traditional no-frills devices like Lexmark’s X5150. This product combines inkjet printing, scanning and copying fa...

MSI Bluetooth Key

If you want a quick and easy way to add Bluetooth to a notebook or desktop computer then MSI’s Bluetooth Key is worth looking at. Similar in size and shape to the numerous USB storage keys on the market, simply plug it into your PC, install the drive...

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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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