PC World December 2006 Contents

In the December 2006 issue of PC World, available now:

What's On the DVD

Cover Story

The future of your pc

What will your PC look like in five, ten years? Here's an insight into what the future holds for computing.

Shoot like a pro

Leave the point and shoot brigade in the dust with a digital SLR. We pick the best of the latest releases.

Digital photo superguide

Which image editing app does the best job at common tasks? We put them to the test. Plus, tips for buying a camera and great accessories.

Be social, be safe

Protect your privacy - and your kids' - at social networking sites like MySpace.com.

Have a tech christmas

Buy the best presents for everyone on your list, whatever their interests (and your wallet).


Industry news -- Important issues and events in the world of IT.
Quick takes -- Previewing the hottest new high tech each month.

Every month

  • Editorial
  • Readers Forum
  • Backbytes

First Looks

  • PC Dell Dimension 9200 Core 2 Duo PC
  • PCs Lenovo ThinkCentre 897621M; Alsotech GameForce PC
  • PC Pacstar X-AM2Duo PC
  • HD Optical drive Sony BWU100A Blu-Ray optical drive
  • Network storage Buffalo LinkStation Pro LS-250GL
  • Notebooks Dell Latitude D820; HP Slimline Pavilion s7540
  • LCD Monitors ASUS PW201; BenQ FP92E
  • Graphics card MSI Radeon X1950 XTX
  • Laser printer Dell Colour Laser 3110cn; Notebook dock Kensington Notebook Dock
  • PDA Research in Motion BlackBerry 8707v


  • Video editor Adobe Premiere Elements 3
  • TOOLBAR Windows Live Toolbar 3
  • Photo tool Corel Snapfire Plus
  • Antispyware Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0
  • Internet security BitDefender Internet Security 10.0
  • Disk defragmenter Diskeeper 10.0 Professional Premier Edition
  • Multimedia tool Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.0
  • Audio software Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 8.0
  • Operating system Microsoft Windows Vista Release Candidate 2

Here's How

  • Helpscreen: Your PC questions answered
  • Hassle-free PC: Speed up your PC
  • Bugs & fixes: Critical updates and new e-mail threats
  • Windows: Why wait? Imitate Vista now!
  • Office: The latest features in Office 2007
  • Security: Stop those pesky WGA pop-ups
  • Network: Send large files via FTP
  • Business: Save paper and toner

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Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill


I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

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