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HP Pavilion dv7 2022tx notebook

Big, glossy and filled with features, HP's 17.3in Pavilion dv7 2022tx notebook is aimed at users who want a desktop replacement that can be used as home entertainment hub. It provides plenty of processing power, lots of storage and it's quite comfortable to use.

Written by Elias Plastiras02 July 09 16:50

BenQ Joybook Lite U101 netbook

On the surface, BenQ's Joybook Lite U101 doesn't appear to have any features that differentiate it from all the other netbooks on the market. However out of all the netbooks we've tested, this is the easiest one to upgrade. It has easily accessible RAM and hard drive compartments, and this alone should garner interest from PC enthusiasts.

Written by Elias Plastiras01 July 09 14:12

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s notebook

Netbooks might be all the rage these days, but there is nothing like the power and feel of a fully featured, slim-profile laptop such as Lenovo's ThinkPad T400s. Sure, it costs over $3000, but that's because it is immaculately built and has some of the most advanced features available on any notebook today. We're talking about built-in 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi with PAN, DisplayPort, eSATA, a solid-state drive and Always On USB.

Written by Elias Plastiras01 July 09 11:10

Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p Small Form Factor PC

Lenovo's ThinkCentre 58p Small Form Factor is a business-oriented desktop PC that's quick, expandable, won't take up too much space on a desk, and features Intel vPro technology, which facilitates remote management.

Written by Elias Plastiras29 June 09 16:15

Fujitsu M2010 netbook

Make no mistake, netbooks when compared with full-featured notebooks or PCs, do not perform the same tasks with the same speed due to less CPU power and the small form factor. Netbooks are perfect for running basic tasks while you're at home or on the road. The Fujitsu M2010 is one such netbook, which can be used for word processing, cropping photos and playing movie and music files.

Written by Elias Plastiras29 June 09 11:25

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005HA (SBLK01) netbook

With the Eee PC Seashell 1005HA (SBLK01), ASUS has introduced a netbook that has superior battery life and better overall performance than probably every other model currently on the market. It has a 10.2in glossy screen, a glossy exterior shell, and it weighs 1.2kg, which makes it a little heavy. But the extra weight brings battery life that is miles ahead of the competition.

Written by Elias Plastiras11 June 09 10:40

Linksys by Cisco ADSL2+ Modem Router AG300

If all you want is a basic ADSL2+ modem with an Ethernet switch, and you aren’t looking for a fancy all-in-one wireless modem/router to distribute your broadband connection, the Linksys by Cisco ADSL2+ Modem Router AG300 is for you. It’s relatively small, has a 4-port Ethernet switch, and it can handle the fastest ADSL2+ speeds currently on offer from Australian ISPs.

Written by Elias Plastiras19 May 09 16:10

Toshiba NB200 (PLL25A-00D002) netbook

Its sleek chassis, excellent keyboard and bright, 10in screen, as well as features not seen on other netbooks (a Sleep-and-Charge USB 2.0 port and 3D hard drive protection), make Toshiba's NB200 (PLL25A-00D002) the nicest 10.1in netbook on the market. Of this we are sure.

Written by Elias Plastiras04 June 09 17:00

MSI X340 ultra-thin laptop

The MSI X340 is one of the first Windows Vista-based ultra-thin notebooks we've seen to date, and it ships with an Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 CPU. This has a clock speed of 1.4GHz, 3MB of Level 2 cache and a thermal rating of only 5.5 Watts. This thermal rating is 50 per cent less than that of a Core 2 Duo SU9400 CPU with the same clock speed, and approximately 20W lower than a 2GHz Core 2 Duo CPU such as the P7370.

Written by Elias Plastiras04 June 09 11:30

MSI Wind U123T netbook

The MSI Wind U123 netbook ships with Windows XP and is the follow-up to the MSI Wind U120. It's available in three different versions: there is the plain MSI Wind U123, the 3G-equipped MSI Wind U123H, and the MSI Wind U123T, which has a built-in digital TV tuner.

Written by Elias Plastiras02 June 09 16:35

Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 (3.5G) ultraportable laptop

Fujitsu’s LifeBook P8020 (3.5G) sits at the premium end of the lightweight notebook market and is aimed at anyone who works while travelling. It’s a 12.1in model that weighs 1.4kg, yet it packs a DVD burner, an Intel Core 2 DUO CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. Most importantly, it ships with a 3G (UMTS) module that will work with mobile broadband plans from any carrier.

Written by Elias Plastiras22 May 09 14:40

Dell Latitude 2100 netbook

Dell's Latitude 2100 is designed specifically for school students, but it's available for everyone. It's the first netbook we have seen to feature a touch screen as well as a ruggedised case. It's a little heavier than a typical netbook, but it doesn't have atypical specifications for a netbook. It comes with an Intel Atom N270 CPU and a 10.1in screen. You can choose from a variety of configurations.

Written by Elias Plastiras21 May 09 18:40

BenQ nScreen i91 net-top

Following on from the success of the netbook, PC and notebook manufacturers are now turning their attention to low-cost PCs — enter the net-top. The net-top is an all-in-one PC that requires minimal effort to set up and which is designed to perform simple, everyday computing tasks. BenQ's nScreen i91 is the second net-top we've seen to date (the ASUS Eee Top ET1602 was the first). It has a very basic design and is reasonably stylish.

Written by Elias Plastiras14 May 09 12:50

Belkin N+ Wireless Storage Router (F5D8235au4)

Belkin’s N+ Wireless Storage Router (F5D8235au4) is an attractive wireless router that's easy to use and has a useful set of features. Not only can it distribute your Internet connection across wired and wireless computers, it can also be used to share a USB hard drive across your local area network.

Written by Elias Plastiras13 May 09 15:10

HP TouchSmart tx2-1000 Notebook PC

HP’s TouchSmart tx2-1000 Notebook PC is one of the rare laptops that use an AMD Turion X2 CPU. It is also the first touch-screen laptop we have seen to be priced under $2000 and aimed at the home user rather than the business user.

Written by Elias Plastiras04 May 09 16:20
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