PC World January 2006 Contents

What's On the DVD

Cover Story

Extreme PCs

Today's super systems will be tomorrow's standard PCs. Here's what you can look forward to having - sooner than you think.

Hottest camcorders

We've tested the top 10 camcorders and show you the real-world results.

Christmas gift guide

What do tech experts put on their Christmas wish-list? The answers may surprise you.

Big drive backups

Yes, you DO need to back up your data. Here's how to do it easily and effectively.

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

  • PERSONAL MEDIA PLAYER Cowon A2
  • AUDIO PLAYER ADDS VIDEO Apple iPod
  • NOTEBOOKS new Sony VAIO; Alienware Area-51 M5700
  • NOTEBOOKS Toshiba Tecra S3; BenQ Joybook R53 V14
  • SOLID INK COLOUR PRINTER Fuji-Xerox Workcentre C2424; TV TUNER CARD Compro DVD-T200A
  • DESKTOP PCs Pacstar Powerhouse Gaming PC; Lenovo ThinkCentre M52
  • DVD BURNERS ASUS, LG & Samsung
  • APPS TO GO Memorex U3 TravelDrive

Software

  • DISC BURNING Nero 7 Ultra Edition; Roxio Easy Media Creator 8
  • DATA BACKUP Norton Ghost 10; True Image 9
  • VIDEO PRODUCTION Adobe Premiere Elements 2

Here's how

  • HELPSCREEN: Your PC problems answered
  • INTERNET: Achieve your goals with 43things.com
  • OFFICE: Document versioning made easy
  • LINUX: Badger breezes into Ubuntu
  • AUDIO: Run your own radio station online
  • VIDEO: Get that popular "film burn" effect
  • NETWORKING: Access your LAN from far and wide
  • IMAGING: Monitor-printer matching made easy

In the Test Centre

  • TV tuner cards from $129
  • MIMO wireless routers
  • 19in LCD Best Buy for $499
  • Go dual-core for $2099
  • New light, low-cost notebooks

PCs
The top 10 PCs in the Sub-$1500 and $1500-$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 $49

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 $140

MOTHERBOARDS
The top 5 motherboards from both AMD and Intel

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