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NEC MultiSync LCD3090WQXi

The LCD3090WQXi is a high-end 30in monitor, a grade above the likes of Apple's 30-inch Cinema HD Display and Dell's UltraSharp 3008WFP. Both the Apple and Dell monitors have proved popular recently, since price cuts have placed them in the reach of m...

Nuke 5

Version 5 is the first edition of visual-effects software Nuke to be of significant interest to compositors outside large post-production facilities.

HumanEyes Xfile 2

At the Siggraph 3D trade show last year, two researchers showed off a technique called 'seam carving', for resizing images to different aspect ratios while maintaining the proportions of core elements.

Nik Dfine 2.0

Dfine is a Photoshop plug-in that eschews bells-&-whistles for a tight feature set focused on a single task - removing noise from photographs

OnOne PhotoTune 2.2

PhotoTune is based on two plug-ins from the company of the same name, which OnOne acquired in September

SymmetryShop 2

SymmetryShop is a plug-in for creating patterns in Photoshop, based on the popular SymmetryWorks 2 plug-in for Illustrator

GenArts Sapphire 2 for AE

Sapphire is the most prestigious -- and priciest -- collection of visual-effects plug-ins for compositing applications and suites. Version 2 has been available for Shake since June 2006 -- and the edition for Autodesk systems such as Flame is version...

Boris Blue 2.0

Boris Blue is aimed at artists creating high-end motion graphics. It has strong competition from recently released new versions of Adobe's After Effects, Apple's Motion and Eyeon's brand-new Vision -- but Blue has a few unique tricks that are of grea...

Vertus Fluid Mask 3.0

As every creative knows, cut-outs are a pain. Extracting objects from backgrounds by hand is one of those mundane jobs that takes time that could be spent more creatively.

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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LIFEBOOK UH574

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

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

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.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

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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