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TI Computers TI Game 1500

If it's a gaming system you're after and your budget is less than $2000, consider this offering from TI Computers, which is equipped with plenty of processing and 3-D power.

NEC VERSA S9100-1203DR

For mobile computing, a strong, yet lightweight notebook is essential. It's also important that it has enough built-in features to tide you over until you reach the office. NEC's VERSA S9100 ticks those boxes and adds great battery life to the mix, t...

Choosing the right stuff: Intel motherboards guide

When buying a motherboard for an Intel CPU, the most important consideration is the chipset. This will determine whether or not it will support the latest connectivity features, memory technology and, most importantly, the latest-model CPUs. There's ...

ASUS Eee PC 900 (Linux version)

While it's physically identical to its Windows-based counterpart, the Linux version has a larger internal storage capacity and is therefore more expensive. Who would've thought that a Linux-based notebook would ever be more expensive than a Windows X...

ASUS Eee PC 900 (Windows XP version)

The Eee PC is back! This time around it's bigger, more potent, and also available in a Windows XP version. Called the Eee PC 900, the new model sports an 8.9in screen, 1GB of RAM and a 12GB solid state drive (SSD).

ASUS P5Q Deluxe

A new chipset isn't the only thing to look forward to with this ASUS motherboard: it also employs technology that allows you to save power and even get on the Internet with your newly built PC without loading Windows! It uses Splashtop to do this. Wh...

Top 5 home entertainment notebooks

A desktop replacement notebook is perfect if you don't have the space for a fully fledged desktop setup, but today's desktop replacement notebooks are often much more than typical notebooks: in many cases they are complete entertainment systems, and ...

Lenovo ThinkCentre A57 (6395-A11)

Occupying a very small space on a desk, the Lenovo ThinkCentre A57 will suit any corporate or small business environment that requires inconspicuous yet powerful and easy to manage desktops. It has the necessary grunt to run most office applications ...

AMD Phenom X3 8750

Tri-core CPUs have emerged as a differentiating product for AMD — Intel can't build CPUs with three individual cores yet. However, the company will have to re-think its pricing strategy if it wants to attract new PC builders and users looking t...


More than a desktop replacement notebook, the M70SA has all the necessary features to be seriously considered as a media centre for a home theatre setup. Not only does it ship with a Blu-ray player and a hybrid TV tuner, it also features 1TB of inter...

Lenovo IdeaPad Y710-200

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y710-200 is a desktop replacement notebook aimed at gamers and home theatre users. It's big, well-equipped and reasonably powerful, but ultimately falls a little short of what it's trying to accomplish.


If it's a home entertainment notebook you're lusting after, look no further than the latest offering from ASUS.

Driving Licence Success

Learning how to handle a vehicle is paramount to a young person's development as a driver, but knowing the road rules inside-out is also a must. And there's perhaps no better way to teach budding drivers the rules than by giving them an easy-to-use p...

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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 Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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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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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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