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NEC PX-42XR4W

The 42 inch NEC PX-42XR4W is a feature-packed plasma television with excellent customisation controls let down by mediocre image quality. In both standard and high definition there were obvious picture quality issues, mostly centered on image noise a...

Samsung SyncMaster 931BF

If you are looking for an attractive simple LCD monitor with flawless performance, you can't go past the 19 inch Samsung SyncMaster 931BF. Despite our best efforts to find a fault with this unit, it passed all our tests with flying colours.

Hitachi 55PD8800TA

For most of us, the idea of a 55 inch television majestically dominating our lounge room is mostly a fantasy. However, the 55 inch 55PD8800TA plasma television from Hitachi keeps the dream alive with a price point that is actually within the realm of...

Philips GoGear SA1100

The Philips GoGear SA1100 is a very basic MP3 player with 512MB of built-in Flash memory and a USB 2.0 interface. It is compact, lightweight and would suit people on a budget who just want to play music without the frills.

Zensonic Z1080S

The Zensonic Z1080S is a fairly standard AV receiver without any overblown bell and whistles. It offers solid performance and stylish design at an affordable price.

Lenovo ThinkPad T60 with built-in 3G

If you have seen a ThinkPad in the last 10 years, chances are you know what the T60 looks like. For corporate and business users, consistency is the key and Lenovo seems to live by the idiom of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Cosmetically, the Thi...

InFocus IN24

The IN24 is an 800x600 native resolution DLP projector designed for business use. The projector performs adequately although it doesn't excel in any particular area. Our testing found some image quality aberrations, some of which can be corrected thr...

Samsung LA32M61B

This LA32M61B 32in LCD television with analogue tuner is a great television and one that fits the bill for those wanting to keep their purchase under $3000 while still getting good value for money. It performed well in standard definition, though not...

Pioneer PDP-506PG

The Pioneer 50 inch PDP-506HD oozes style while performing well, thereby securing its position as one of the best plasmas currently available. Our testing indicated it had the performance to back this up, although there were minor flaws.

IceTV IceGuide

We live in an evolving age of television. Digital television, both standard and high definition, is slowly taking over the airwaves. Until recently, finding out what program are going to be shown has been the domain of publications like TV Week or fr...

Sagem Photo Easy 260

Expanding into the home photo printing space, French company Sagem has brought to market the first of their dye sub printer range. Their first offering, the Photo Easy 260, makes a valiant effort but falters in a handful of key areas including print ...

NEC Versa P8210

The NEC Versa P8210 is an all-round notebook with strong overall performance. It will satiate those looking for a unit that can comfortably perform office productivity, digital media and, thanks to the 512MB of ATI graphics, play the occasional game ...

Grundig Xentia 40

Grundig has released the 40 inch Xentia LCD, a television with bold design choices that makes it stand out from the mainstream. Combined with the Xentia's above average performance this is a strong contender for your lounge room.

NEC MultiSync LCD90GX2

The final link in a great PC is the monitor. You can have the best graphics card and the fastest processor around, but an abysmal monitor can cripple your system. With the 19 inch MultiSync LCD90GX2, NEC has brought to an excellent monitor to the mar...

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HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

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As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

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I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

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