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Aussie designer puts the sex in HyperX

Memory vendor Kingston Technology recently held a contest to see who could come up with the best character design for its HyperX Girl. HyperX is the company's high-end line of memory modules. The competition garnered entries from across the globe. Th...

Toshiba Tecra M9 (PTM90A-0CL03H)

It looks rugged and it feels solid. That's the point of the Toshiba Tecra M9, which is aimed at users who want something big and sturdy but not too heavy to take on the road. Best of all, it features a built-in 3G modem, so all you need to get online...

Belkin N1 Vision Modem-Router (F5D8632au4A)

Being able to glean information about your network connections just by looking at an LCD screen on your modem sure is convenient, and that's what Belkin is hoping will drive users to embrace its latest N1 Vision Modem-Router. While the Belkin N1 Visi...

Dell XPS 730

Much like this year's Boston Celtics basketball team, the Dell XPS 730 is composed of three key elements (the superstars, if you will) and a bunch of good all-round components (the role players). This should make it a prime contender for any user who...

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 (11306)

With a red lid that's sure to turn heads, Lenovo's IdeaPad U110 is an ultraportable laptop aimed at people who want something that's very easy to carry and stylish as well. Its beauty isn't just skin deep: there's plenty of substance to this machine ...

Acer Extensa E261 Standard

While they might not be blessed with spectacular specifications, the latest batch of Acer Extensa desktops are functional and very affordable. They are aimed at small businesses who want to deploy simple yet capable systems for their employees to use...

Top 5 ultraportable notebooks

As long as I can remember, people have been asking me why small, ultra-portable notebooks are more expensive than their 14 and 15in counterparts. "But they're smaller and don't need as much material to build" is one of the arguments I'd hear. I'd cou...

NEC POWERMATE X9320

Don't be fooled by the NEC POWERMATE X9320's short stature: inside it's packed with features that make it perfect for all home computing endeavours -- except for high-end gaming. It's equipped with a quad-core CPU, a four-drive RAID 0 array and 3GB o...

Toshiba Portege R500 (PPR50A-04N05C)

Toshiba's Portege R500 is a small notebook with a big battery. It's designed for business users who just want something that will last them a very long time on the road. And by light, we mean less than 1kg!

Lexar Mobile Memory Kit

Give your phone more storage for music, photos and videos, and transfer those files to your computer using the supplied adapter.

Toshiba Portege M800 (PPM80A-03H009)

The size of the Portege M800 makes it a desirable unit for any mobile professional or student, although at 2.1kg, it is a shade heavier than a typical ultraportable notebook.

Dell Vostro 1510

Business users want a big screen, plenty of storage space and a fast dual-core CPU; and they're willing to pay for it. That's what Dell has learned from its biggest ever research project into the small business market, and it has incorporated all the...

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