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Snapshot: Archos GamePad tablet

There are a lot of different 7-inch tablets you can buy. Our current favourite is the Kobo Arc, which skirts a fine line between multipurpose tablet and dedicated e-reader. The Archos GamePad takes a different approach, adding thumb controls to the e...

Samsung's Galaxy S4 has a next-gen video codec

As anyone could have predicted, Samsung’s Unpacked announcement this morning was for a new Galaxy S4 smartphone. What interested us most about the Galaxy S4’s spec sheet, though, was a four-letter acronym hidden away at the end of the video codec sec...

Microsoft Surface Pro tablet

It’s no secret that we’ve been keenly waiting for the Surface Pro since it was first announced in June 2012. We know that it's coming to Australia, but we just don’t know exactly when. With that in mind, we’ve got hold of a 64GB version of the Surfac...

Snapshot: Denon AH-D600 Music Maniac headphones

If you’ve got a collection of high-quality music files, or if you listen to your CDs through an expensive amplifier and source, or even if you’ve got your iPhone or Android phone stocked up with music you like on Spotify or Rdio, you can make use of ...

More Aussies have Internet-ready TVs than tablets

Nielsen’s annual Australian Connected Consumers report reveals that a third of Australian households have a TV that can access the Internet -- slightly more than the number of homes with access to an Internet-enabled tablet.

Product snapshot: LIFX Wi-Fi home LED light-bulb

LED light-bulbs are the Next Big Thing. Compared to all current lighting technologies, they’re superior in nearly every way. The LIFX is a LED light-bulb which began its life as a Kickstarter project. It's Wi-Fi-enabled, multi-coloured, long-lived, a...

Product snapshot: Sony VAIO Tap 20 all-in-one tablet PC

If we had to pick two kinds of computers that have become incredibly popular in the last few years, we’d choose all-in-one PCs and tablets. All-in-one PCs have almost as much power as a full-size desktop PC, but integrate a big LCD screen -- sometime...

Intel wants you for the Ultrabook Convertible Challenge

Chip-making giant Intel has announced today’s launch of its Convertible Challenge -- calling for Australians to suggest two ordinary household items that, when combined, would be extraordinary. It’s doing this to promote the Intel Ultrabook Convertib...

Product snapshot: JBL PowerUp wireless speaker

If you’ve got one of Nokia’s new Lumia Windows Phones -- the 520, the 620, the 720, the 820, or the 920 -- then you’re able to use a huge range of Nokia and third-party accessories. JBL’s PowerUp is a speaker dock with built-in NFC and a wireless cha...

Product snapshot: Sharp PN-K321 Ultra HD monitor

Computer monitors have always been ahead of the curve compared to TVs when it comes to new technology. This continues to be true with the release of Sharp’s PN-K321, which is a 31.5-inch professional LED monitor with a jaw-dropping resolution of 3840...

Product snapshot: Nikon COOLPIX A camera

Nikon has, until now, been trailing the likes of Canon, Sony, Ricoh, and Fujifilm. While all these digital camera makers have small cameras with big, DSLR-style sensors inside, Nikon has made do with the Nikon 1. The COOLPIX A is Nikon's first camera...

Product snapshot: Sonos PLAY:3 wireless speaker

Sonos has, in the last year, completed what is now a comprehensive wireless home speaker line-up. It’s got the PLAY:5, SUB, PLAYBAR, and the little PLAY:3. The PLAY:3 is the cheapest Sonos speaker you can buy, and it's just as powerful as any of the ...

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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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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