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Epson Stylus Photo RX610

Epson's RX610 is a multi-function device that's primarily aimed at users who want to print digital photos, as well as scan old photos, and make photocopies of documents and photos.

Samsung SyncMaster 245B

Rarely do we review monitors that don't require a lot of calibration, but Samsung's 245B was almost perfectly set up straight out of the box. We only had to adjust the contrast slightly in order to make some light grey colours visible on a white back...

AMD Opteron 2346 (Barcelona)

The 'Barcelona' core is AMD's first foray into the quad-core CPU market, a market which Intel has had to itself since its introduction of the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 in late 2006. Barcelona is the core upon which AMD's Opteron and Phenom chips will be ...

D-Link DNS-323

The DNS-323 is a two-drive network storage enclosure (it doesn't come with any hard drives, users can install their own) that's relatively easy to set up and use. It doesn't have an extensive feature-set, but it's well-suited to the average home netw...

Sonos Digital Music System Bundle 130

Streaming music in multiple rooms (and different music, mind you) is easy with the Sonos Digital Music System. The Bundle 130 is comprised of two satellite streaming units (the ZonePlayer ZP80 and the ZonePlayer ZP100), and a wireless controller (CR1...

Chimei CMV 222H

Versatility abounds with the 222H, which can be connected to a big-screen TV, PC, set-top box, gaming console, DVD player or VCR. It has an HDMI input, as well as a D-sub input, and it also provides component, S-Video and composite connections, but l...

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L

If you're looking for an inexpensive motherboard that can handle Intel's latest CPUs (even ones with a 1333MHz front side bus), Gigabyte's GA-P31-DS3L is a good choice.


The ASUS VW202T is 20in in size and sports a widescreen aspect ratio (16:10), making it suitable for either the home or office. It can be used for productivity, watching movies, viewing photos and for gaming. Its 1680x1050 native resolution is ideal ...

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

Gigabyte's GA-X38-DQ6 motherboard is for forward-thinking enthusiasts who want a board that's capable of running Intel's current and next-generation CPUs.

Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000

Those looking to broaden their home entertainment system by adding PC content to the mix will love the EVA8000. Not only can it stream videos and music from a PC, it can also display YouTube videos and Flickr photos directly from the Internet. It's o...

Pioneer DVR-212

On the whole, Pioneer's 12th generation DVD burner is one of the best devices in its class. Capable of writing single-layer DVDs at a rate of 18x, and double-layer DVDs at a rate of 10x, it's a very quick burner, and our lengthy test period showed it...

Pioneer BDR-202BK

For early adopters, Pioneer's BDR-202BK Blu-ray writer is a good choice. It's priced at just under $900, and it can perform all the functions of a typical DVD burner, as well as read and write to Blu-ray discs. In fact, it's an especially good tool f...

Grundig IR 6114

Grundig's IR 6114 is somewhat of a throwback to the radio-cassette players of old. However, instead of blaring tunes from a crinkly tape, the Grundig can stream MP3 files, and instead of tuning in to dodgy AM/FM signals, it can stream Internet radio ...

Netgear Powerline HD Ethernet Adapters (HDXB101)

In situations where a router is located too far from another PC to run cables or sustain a strong wireless signal, Netgear's Powerline HD Ethernet Adapters may be a realistic alternative. These adapters can transfer network data over existing electri...

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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