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Abit KN9 SLI Socket AM2 motherboard

Built around Nvidia's nForce 570 SLI chipset for Socket AM2, the KN9 SLI generated a fair amount of pre-launch anticipation based, not only on the chipset, but also its clean layout, expected selling price and well-rounded spec sheet. Was that anticipation justified? abit kn9 sli overview For around £80, the KN9 SLI features …
Wayne Brooker, 12 Jan 2007
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Dell Inspiron 6400 Core 2 Duo laptop

With the advent of Intel's Core 2 Duo processors we're at last beginning to see the kind of power and portability that was being claimed, somewhat optimistically, back in the early days of notebook computing. Not one to miss out, Dell has rolled out its Core 2 Duo based Inspiron 6400... The 6400, like so much of the Dell range …
Wayne Brooker, 06 Dec 2006

Ricoh Caplio R5 7.2Mp compact digital camera

Unlike some of the digital camera brands gracing shop shelves, Ricoh can claim a long and surprisingly prestigious photographic heritage, including development of the world's first mass-produced twin-lens reflex, the RicohFlex III, which launched back in 1950 with a class-leading price and a good quality lens spoilt by soft …
Wayne Brooker, 11 Oct 2006
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MSI P965 Neo-F Core 2 Duo mobo

Following on from the abundance of features served up by the Asus P5B Deluxe we reviewed t'other week, I've an inkling that MSI's P965 Neo is going to look a little primitive in comparison. It should be remembered, however, that the Neo is MSI's less glamorous offering, with the P965 Platinum edition catering to those with …
Wayne Brooker, 20 Sep 2006
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Asus P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi AP motherboard

There’s no place for loyalty and fond feelings in a serious reviewer’s armoury but based on their past few generations of hardware it’s difficult not to expect great things when Asus create a new motherboard then prime your salivary glands by hitching the word ‘Deluxe’ after the model number. With the buzz from Intel’s recent …
Wayne Brooker, 13 Sep 2006
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Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe

First up in a series of Core 2 Duo motherboard reviews from Reg Hardware comes the TForce P965 Deluxe from former mid-table manufacturer Biostar, a company now working hard at getting their enthusiast oriented and overclocking-friendly T-series motherboards noticed by the DIY performance builder. Biostar_TForce_P965_top …
Wayne Brooker, 06 Sep 2006

Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox N100 handheld GPS

The GPS gadget market is dominated by brands like Garmin, TomTom, Navman and Magellan, so it's unlikely you'd have the name Fujitsu Siemens topping your shortlist as you head down to the shops. But perhaps you should. With the introduction of the N100, Fujitsu Siemens has a real contender on its hands that will give the …
Wayne Brooker, 15 Aug 2006

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot K800i photo phone

I was reminiscing recently on days gone by when the only thing you considered before buying a mobile phone was its ability to make and receive calls. Today, such simple factors are taken for granted and have long been supplanted by how many MP3s it can store, what the games are like and whether it takes a good photo or not. Case …
Wayne Brooker, 03 Aug 2006