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Fujitsu Lifebook L1010

There is more to this Centrino 2-certified 14.1in laptop than meets the eye. It might seem like it's just for those who want something shiny and stylish, but beneath its fingerprint-prone exterior is a configuration that will easily deal with most da...

Broadband killed newsgroups

Usenet, and its vast collection of newsgroups covering almost any topic imaginable, has practically been killed off by broadband. That's right, this humble means of correspondence, which is basically like e-mail and requires hardly any bandwidth in i...

Dell Latitude E6400 ATG

A tough exterior, along with resistance to dust and vibrations, make the semi-rugged 14.1in Latitude E6400 All-Terrain Grade laptop perfect for road warriors and other users who like to man-handle their computers. It has many user-friendly features t...

NEC Powermate S7000-003

Described by NEC as being "sensuously slim", the PowerMate S7000 can also be described as being "deceptively heavy" and "not optimally designed". It's a business machine that's designed to be used either as a slim tower or as a flat desktop with a mo...

HP EliteBook 6930P (FW086PA)

There's no doubt about it, the 6930P is ideal for the road warrior. Not only does its 14.1in screen size straddle the fence when it comes to user comfort and portability, its battery life is stellar. But what's most impressive about the EliteBook is ...

KWorld PlusTV /DVBT USB Stick (380U)

Unlike KWorld's 399U, which is a dual digital TV tuner, the 380U is only a single tuner. It has a USB 2.0 interface on one end and an antenna port on the other end, but it's not easy to install and its software interface, like the 399U's, is very poo...

KWorld PlusTV DVBT DualView (399U)

It's easy to turn your PC or notebook into a TV with a USB-based digital TV tuner device, and KWorld's is special in that it is a dual-tuner device. It's compact and it doesn't get warm after prolonged periods of use. But it's severely let down by it...

The Internet conundrum for commercial TV

The Internet is only now making the major TV stations think long and hard about how they are going to hold onto viewers. Geez guys, it's not like people have been downloading shows since before the good old days of Kazaa or anything like that.

Crucial SSD 32GB

There’s probably no better upgrade you can give your notebook than a solid-state hard drive. It will help your notebook run much cooler, with no noise apart from your its cooling fan, it will keep your data safer than a conventional hard drive, and i...

Zepto Nox A15

With a stack of processing power and an unusual body, Zepto's Nox A15 is a stylish laptop that's been designed for demanding users. It has a glossy 15.4in screen with a native resolution of 1680x1050, so you can easily get two documents lined up side...

EDsys Green PC

Aussie distributor EDsys, has its sight firmly set on supplying its customers with computer systems that don't consume too much energy yet aren't slouches when it comes to processing ability.

HP Pavilion tx2522au (FK677PA)

Style and ease of use are hallmarks of the 12.1in HP tx2522, and it also has adequate processing power. It's pitched at home users who require the functionality of a tablet, but without the exorbitant price tag most tablets command. But its battery l...

Toshiba Qosmio X300

There's probably nothing worse than a laptop that stands out from the crowd, especially one with as much flare as Toshiba's Qosmio X300; unless you love the attention, of course. The flame design on the lid, the red trim and LEDs are all imagery for ...

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

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

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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.

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