PC World November 2005 Contents

What's On the DVD

Cover Story

Going Mobile

The best gear for working away from your desk. Plus, top tips for going mobile.

Vendor Secrets

15 things they don't want you to know

Office Alternatives

Take a different way to work

Startup

Industry news -- Important issues and events in the world of IT
Sweet Spot -- Highlighting the best value in PC components
Quick takes -- Previewing the hottest new high tech each month

Every month

  • Editorial
  • Readers Forum
  • Backbytes
  • Advertiser index

First looks

Hardware

  • ULTIMATE PC Alienware AuroraT 7500
  • SOUND CARD X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS
  • DIGITAL CAMERAS Fujifilm Finepix Z1
  • MEDIA CENTRE PC Pioneer DreamVision
  • MID-RANGE PC Octek XB829 Pro
  • NOTEBOOKS BenQ Joybook s52 v54; Optima Centoris KN5185
  • MINI MUSIC PLAYER Apple iPod nano
  • BURN DVDs BenQ DW1640; Sony DRU-800A

Software

  • WIRELESS BROADBAND COMPARED: BigPond, iBurst, Unwired
  • RADICAL REVAMP Office 12 preview
  • ANTI-SPYWARE ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6
  • DATA SECURITY Steganos Safe 8.0
  • SOUND Replay Radio 5.3

Here's how

  • HELPSCREEN: The answers to your PC problems
  • BACK TO BASICS: How to set up your new monitor
  • INTERNET: Mmmm. Tasty social bookmarking
  • OFFICE: How to avoid mixed messages
  • LINUX: Getting to gripes with Linux
  • VIDEO: DivX 6.0 and Quicktime 7.0
  • NETWORKING: Crossing the great Mac divide
  • IMAGING: Levels - a quick fix for photos
  • AUDIO: Fine-tune your keyboard skills

      In the Test Centre

      • Top smart phone options
      • Budget notebooks
      • BenQ's new ultra-portable
      • MFDs from just $149
      • New 8x dual-layer DVD burner

      PCs
      The top 10 PCs in the $1500-$3000 and Over $3000 price categories.

      Notebooks
      The top 10 notebooks: Sub-$2500 and $2500-$4000

      TV TUNERS
      The top 7 TV tuners for your PC

      DVD BURNERS
      The top 10 DVD burners from only $89

      WIRELESS NETWORKING
      We rate the top 10 wireless routers

      19in LCD MONITORS
      The top 10 monitors from only $499

      INKJET MULTI-FUNCTION DEVICES
      The top 10 MFDs, starting at just $149

      MOTHERBOARDS
      The top 5 motherboards from both AMD and Intel

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