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Sony Walkman NWZ-A818 digital media player

Sony managed to impress us with the video quality of the first video-enabled portable music player it launched almost six months ago. Now the NWZ-A810s (also known as the A series), which range from 2GB to 8GB in capacity and include this model -- th...

Cowon iAudio D2 DMB digital media player

We've read some good things about Cowon players and had high expectations of the Cowon iAudio D2 DMB. Other reviewers had raved about the audio quality and, with DAB digital radio on top, we expected a real aural treat.

HP Photosmart Pro B9180 photo printer

It's rare indeed to come across a product so well thought out and so perfectly integrated with both Mac and Windows PC that you wonder how you lived without it. Hewlett-Packard has done just that with the HP Photosmart Pro B9180, a $1499 high-end pho...

Bamboo Fun tablet

Wacom pen tablets have been a favourite of design and photography professionals for years. Wacom's Bamboo Fun line brings pen and tablet computing to another audience: the casual home or office user.

Epson Stylus Pro 3800 large-format photo printer

At first glance, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Standard Model looks out of place in the photo printer market. There are a few very good photo printers with similar features that cost much less than the Epson's $2195, and some excellent industrial-strengt...

Creative Zen 4GB digital audio player

How different life would be if Apple hadn't made its foray into the world of portable audio. Creative's Zen 4GB, for example, is the sort of commendable digital audio player that would make serious waves in an iPod-free world.

Canon Pixma MP160

At only $79, we were delighted to find that the Canon Pixma MP160's photo print quality was above average - a match for the more expensive MP180, if 20 seconds slower. Text printing in draft, normal and high-quality modes was uniformly fast with cris...

Symantec Norton Ghost 12.0

There used to be a clear distinction between the two main applications that created a backup image of your hard drive: Norton Ghost benefited from simplicity, while Acronis True Image pushed ahead in terms of performance. Recent releases of True Imag...

Panasonic VDR-D310

The more sophisticated sibling of Panasonic's VDR-D210, the VDR-D310 produces better-quality video and still images. This is partly down to its use of three CCDs to record colour, rather than the single CCD of the D210. It's perhaps unsurprising that...

NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi

The NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi is a 26in widescreen LCD monitor, the largest in NEC's 90 series of professional displays. As such, you'd expect it to be packed with features and NEC is never one to disappoint. At first glance you might be a little dis...

Apple Safari 3.0

The finished version of Apple's Safari 3.0 web browser will be the bundled browser in Leopard when Mac OS X 10.5 ships in October. Leopard isn't the only OS that this Safari web browser update will run on, and we're not just referring to Tiger. Apple...

DRM-free music giant EMI agrees to takeover

EMI -- the music group behind Apple's DRM (digital rights management) free iTunes -- has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Terra Firma for £3.2 billion (AUD$7.69 billion). EMI has been the subject of bid speculation for the past year as its ...

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GGG Evaluation Team

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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