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Viewsonic VX2255wmh

The Viewsonic VX2255wmh is a 22in LCD monitor with a native resolution of 1680 x 1050. At first glance, the image seems similar to the [[prodid:3354]]. However, as far as image quality is concerned, upon closer inspection we found a handful of proble...

Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000

The Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 is a stereo USB headset and microphone combination. In a market saturated with poor quality headsets, Microsoft has come to the party with the promise of both high quality and Windows Live Messenger integration. While t...

Fujitsu PlasmaVision P42XHA58EB

The Fujitsu PlasmaVision P42XHA58EB is a 42in plasma display panel with a native resolution of 1024 x 768. This is the little brother to the [[prodid:3565]] but it is not the same television by a long shot. This panel received different results than ...

Philips 220WS8

The Philips 220WS8 is a 22in widescreen LCD monitor with a native resolution of 1680x1050. With a somewhat understated design and a tendency for dull colours, we consider it a mid-range unit as its performance is outmatched by other 22in models.

Philips 220WS8

The Philips 220WS8 is a 22in widescreen LCD monitor with a native resolution of 1680x1050. With a somewhat understated design and a tendency for dull colours, we consider it a mid-range unit as its performance is outmatched by other 22in models.

Samsung LA32R81BD

The Samsung LA32R81BD is a 32in LCD TV with a native resolution of 1366x768. The pinnacle of the Samsung high definition range of TVs, it's the successor to last year's popular R7 series. Like that series, the R8 range exudes style while also belting...

Panasonic PT-AE1000

When it comes to high-end LCD projectors, the Panasonic PT-AE900 was easily the best one that came out last year. With 1080p becoming more prevalent, it was just a matter of time before Panasonic made the leap into 1080p projection. We love and ador...

Fujitsu PlasmaVision P50XHA58EB

The Fujitsu PlasmaVision P50XHA58EB is a 50in plasma display panel with a native resolution of 1366x768. Aimed squarely at the high-end AV enthusiast, this panel comes with a high price tag, but considering its pristine image quality, it's expensive ...

Acer AT4230

The Acer AT4230 is a 42in LCD TV with a native resolution of 1366x768. It has the visual quality of a mid-to-high-end model and sells for an insanely low price. We didn't know what to expect from Acer since they haven't yet built their name in the fl...

Creative ZEN Stone

With Apple's iPod dominating the portable multimedia market, each new player has to have an edge, a catch, a funky feature or a superior design imperative, to merely be considered. Enter the Creative ZEN Stone, a direct competitor to the iPod shuffle...

Sony Vaio VGN-C25G/B

The Sony Vaio VGN-C25G/B is an Intel Core 2 Duo all-purpose notebook with a strong focus on style and ease of use. With its wide 13.3in glossy screen, 1GB of RAM and running the Windows Vista Home Premium operating system, it is ideal for casual user...

Panasonic TH-42PX600A

The Panasonic TH-42PX600A is a 42in Plasma TV with a native resolution of 1024x768. We tested the Panasonic in both standard and high definition modes and found both to be excellent, with only a handful of image quality problems. While it is capable...

Grundig Elegance GLCD4001

The Grundig Elegance GLCD4001is a 40in LCD TV with a native resolution of 1366x768. Suitable for displaying both standard and high definition content, this unit is part of Grundig's Elegance series, designed to be stylish on the exterior but with en...

Samsung YP-K3

When it comes to feature-packed MP3 players, the Samsung YP-K3 doesn't compete with some of the high-end units on the market. While it performs brilliantly and can output high fidelity sound, it is no better than any other dedicated MP3 player. It do...

Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000

Designed for use with Windows Live Messenger, the LifeCam NX-6000 is a high quality notebook webcam capable of capturing video at high resolutions with impressive image clarity. It has a 2 megapixel camera capable of capturing video at a maximum reso...

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