PC PREVIEW: Devastation

Unless you’ve got a name with clout (Medal of Honor), or a bunch of bit-superstreaming hypertechnology suites that will alter the infrastructure of the universe on a molecular level (Doom III), it takes a hell of a lot to get people to pay attention ...

Interactive Guitarcoach

Budding bedroom guitarists who can’t afford face-to-face lessons and find books a poor substitute can use this interactive CD-ROM that provides all you need for self-based learning.

NEC MultiSync LCD1760NX

NEC’s NX range specialises in offering high-quality flat-panels that aren’t going to stretch the finances. The $1179 LCD1760NX is a case in point. It’s surprisingly good value in light of its expansive 17-inch viewing area.

MSI CR52-A2 CD-RW drive

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but the virtually free CD-RW drive comes closer to reality each month. Retailing for $115, the MSI CR52-A2 astounds with its top-of-the-range specifications. Promising 52/52/24-speed read/write/rewrite rate...

PC: Unreal II: The Awakening

The long awaited sequel to Epic’s Unreal has finally hit our shores and it aims to please even the hardcore fans of the popular FPS genre. Unreal II takes certain elements of other popular FPS games, tumbles them around and spits out a title that is ...

PC Preview: Silent Hill 2

Prepare to play Silent Hill 2 while crouched behind the sofa armed only with your wits and a twinpack of toilet paper. Without equivocation, this is the scariest game ever devised. The original Silent Hill was slated as Konami’s answer to the Residen...

Remove unwanted spyware and adware

Long a favourite tool of computer users looking to rid their systems of annoying adware and spyware, Lavasoft’s Ad-aware has returned in a new, free standard edition that offers an improved interface and more customisation options. Two new pay versio...

PlanarMedia 9 speakers

Monsoon, the maker of these speakers, is no newcomer to the market — it provides audio systems for cars as well as PCs and consoles.

Biometric security Pocket PC

Talk about having a personal touch: the flagship iPAQ Pocket PC H5450 is the first mainstream personal digital assistant to offer biometric security via a built-in fingerprint reader.

Siemens S55 phone and camera combo

The S55’s detachable camera is the first to include a flash, although it’s a bit of a gimmick — the interface is fiddly to use and you’re bound to forget to pack the camera attachment when you leave the house in the morning. Captured images are awful...

Take great photos in bad weather

Most digital cameras are best used on dry sunny days or indoors, protected from the elements. Olympus’s new water-resistant models allow you to keep shooting even when the weather turns foul.

Business card management software

Corex’s CardScan has always been invaluable software, able to turn piles of business cards into useful data easily accessed via a searchable on-screen card file (or any of several pop­-ular contact managers). With CardScan Version 6.0.4, Corex addres...

PC: SimCity 4

The long-awaited successor to SimCity 3000 has finally been released and, since I unwrapped the cellophane from my review copy, I’ve found it hard to prise myself away. For any fans of the previous versions, SimCity 4 adds plenty of new features to r...

Cakewalk Project5

Cakewalk’s new software music studio, Project5, should now be available. Aiming to complement rather than outright replace the company’s existing flagship audio/MIDI sequencing software, Sonar 2.2, Project5 is similar to Propellerhead Software’s popu...

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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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