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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...

Altech NRG-W-02

There are normal PCs, and then there are statement PCs. Altech's NRG is one of the latter and it's designed with high-end gamers in mind. It's the "don't mess with me or you'll get creamed" statement that's heard loudest from its fans' synchronous wh...

Panasonic Lumix FZ28

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ28 is extremely versatile, especially for a small camera. It's armed with a 27mm lens that has a long 18x optical zoom, which provides a paparazzi-like 486mm length for distance shots. That makes it suitable for plane spotters...

HP Compaq Presario CQ50-114AU

Good looks and plenty of functionality are a couple of the traits of HP's Compaq Presario CQ50-114AU, which is a laptop that's been designed primarily with the home user in mind. It's a 15.4in model that weighs 2.8kg without its power supply, and unl...

VYE Mini-v S37

The popularity of ultraportable laptops is undeniable. You only have to look at how many competitors the inexpensive ASUS Eee PC has spawned, all vying to be better-designed and more comprehensively featured.

ASUS Eee PC 1000H

ASUS is the company responsible for starting the sub-$1000 ultraportable notebook craze -- 'netbooks', as they've been dubbed -- but the company is not resting on its laurels.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y430

Lenovo's first Intel Centrino 2-based offering is among the best midsized laptops available. Specifications aside, here's why: it’s a joy to use!

HP Pavilion a6560a

You really can't go wrong with this PC. It looks good, has plenty of processing power and memory for multitasking, and it's got all the requisite slots and ports for loading photos and plugging in peripherals. It's also got a little room left to upgr...

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