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Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Weighing only slightly more than 1kg, and measuring only 23.2cm wide and 17cm deep, the 8.9in Inspiron Mini 9 ultraportable "netbook" sure is small. Its dimensions and weight are perfect for travellers and commuters who don't want to lug around anyth...

Nikon D700

Until you’ve used a full-format digital camera -- or unless you’re a user of 35mm film cameras — it’s hard to understand what all the fuss is about.

Fujitsu Lifebook E8420

Fujitsu's Lifebook E8420 is a business tool with plenty of useful hardware and software features, and, most importantly, it's fast!

ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n

There's much to like about the P5Q3 Deluxe, which is a motherboard that makes use of Intel's P45 chipset. It's a fully-featured board that's perfect for a mid-level or high-end system, but it runs DDR3 memory, which means you probably won't be able t...

EVGA nForce 750i SLI FTW

The NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI is only a mid-range enthusiast-level chipset, so it's definitely not the bee's knees if you want to build the ultimate gaming rig. However, EVGA has put it to good use on its Intel-based nForce 750i SLI FTW motherboard, off...

Netgear RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNR3500)

It's hard to be enthused by Netgear's WNR3500 wireless router, which underperformed in all of our wireless tests. The upside is that it has a Gigabit Ethernet switch built in, so its wired performance is a class above most routers. However, this also...

HP Compaq Presario SR5560AN (KT494AA)

When you're at the mall browsing for a new PC to furnish your bedroom or home office with, this Compaq Presario won't stand out from the Pavilions next to it, much less the iMacs. But it's definitely worth stopping to check it out if you do see it, b...

Alienware Area-51 M17X

When the gaming stakes are high, you need a laptop with components that can deliver a high level of performance. Alienware's Area-51 M17X is one of those laptops, but you'll need to empty your mattress of your life savings in order to buy it.

Beyond 2-D: 3-D monitors that wear the glasses for you!

Beyond Gaming and Internet Cafe in Sydney has partnered with 3D Motion to give punters the chance to experience true 3-D gaming. The monitors use auto stereoscopic technology, which allows users to view 3-D images without having to don daggy glasses.

Creative Zen Mozaic 4GB

We're fans of Creative's Zen digital media player. It's easy to use, looks good and it's versatile. However, the latest model in the flash-based Zen range, the 4GB Mozaic, is only one of those things: versatile.

Netgear WNDR3300

A dual-band wireless router can be beneficial if you live in an environment where there is interference from many wireless networks, as this can significantly slow down fast devices over long distances. By using the 5GHz band for faster 802.11n devic...

Dell Studio Hybrid

The era of the tiny PC is finally upon us. And so is the cellophane era! Dell's Studio Hybrid is a funky-looking unit with the guts of a laptop and the physical stature of a large external optical drive. It's only 23cm tall, 21cm deep and 7cm wide, a...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

Cameras don't get much more automatic than the Cyber-shot DSC-W110. It's so automatic it'll take a picture as soon as your subject smiles; you won't even have to press the shutter button! Sony calls this the Smile Shutter, and it's one of the many mo...

ASUS F8Va

At 14.1in the F8Va isn't huge but it's also not an ideal travel companion. It's rather bulky to use while on the road and its battery life is poor. It's much better suited as a point-to-point type of notebook; that is, one which you can use at work o...

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