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OWC 6G Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD

OWC 6G Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD

Review Macs were never made to be messed with. Apple has softened its approach to aftermarket upgrades in recent years, a little, making it easy to switch out both the memory and hard drive in most MacBooks made in the past couple of years. But the MacBook Air is still a bit of an upgrader's island - you can't even bump up the Ram as …
Will Head, 07 Dec 2011
Archos 5

Archos 5 Internet Tablet Android-based PMP

Review At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking we were re-running a review from last year - we originally put the Archos 5 through its paces in October 2008. The addition of two extra words to the end of the name may not sound that exciting initially, but while the Archos 5 Internet Tablet may look very similar to its …
Will Head, 11 Nov 2009
Sony HDR-TG7VE

Sony HDR-TG7VE

Review The HDR-TG7VE could be seen as Sony's answer to cheap and cheerful camcorders like the Flip Mino HD. However, whereas the latter could be viewed as a bit of a toy, the TG7 is more of a proper camcorder - both when it comes to features and price. Sony HDR-TG7VE Swift shooter: Sony's HDR-TG7VE The TG7 is the successor to the …
Will Head, 09 Oct 2009
Freecom MediaPlayer II

Freecom MediaPlayer II 500GB

Review Despite its name, the Freecom MediaPlayer II is more than just media streamer - it's a Nas box too. So, not only can you use it to play video files in your lounge, but it's easy to get content on to it as well. Just hook it up to your network, and drag and drop what you want to watch. Freecom MediaPlayer II Freecom's …
Will Head, 15 Sep 2009
Acer Aspire 5935

Acer Aspire 5935 15.6in Blu-ray notebook

Review The Acer Aspire 5935 is aimed at those folk who don't just want a laptop that's all work and no play. In addition to packing enough grunt to chew through productivity applications, it's also equipped to keep you happily entertained when you've finished working for the day. Acer Aspire 5935 Acer's Aspire 5935: one 720p screen, …
Will Head, 14 Sep 2009
Dell Studio 15

Dell Studio 15

Review Dell is going big on personalisation with the Studio 15, with five colours and 11 artistic designs available to choose from. If you really want your laptop to stand out from the crowd, then you could opt for one of the colourful finishes from designers such as Mike Ming, Derek Welch, Joseph Amedokpo, Siobhan Gunning or Bruce Mau …
Will Head, 14 Jul 2009
HP Pavillion dv2

HP Pavillion dv2 AMD Neo notebook

Review The first Asus Eee PC was only released a little over 18 months ago, but given the sheer number of Small, Cheap(ish) Computers on the market you could be forgiven for thinking it had been around for much longer. HP Pavillion dv2 HP's Pavillion dv2: AMD's Neo - not Intel's Atom - inside With the Eee PC and its clones occupying …
Will Head, 05 Jun 2009
Netgear EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite

Netgear EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite

Review The EVA9150 is the latest addition to Netgear's Digital Entertainer family of media streamers and it picks up pretty much where its predecessor - the EVA8000 - left off. The main draw of the EVA8000 - providing you were running latest beta firmware version and not the shipping release - was its ability to chew through almost any …
Will Head, 27 May 2009
MSI Wind U115

MSI Wind U115 Hybrid

Review From the outside, the Wind U115 looks like your average 10in Small, Cheap Computer - which makes the fact that MSI has managed to squeeze in not one but two storage systems all the more impressive. MSI Wind U115 MSI's Wind U115: old styling, new approach to storage With most netbooks, you face the choice between either a …
Will Head, 21 May 2009
Asus Eee Box B206

Asus Eee Box B206

Review On the outside, there's little to distinguish the Asus Eee Box B206 from its predecessor - put the two side by side and you'd be hard pressed to spot the difference. The only real external clue is the DVI connector on the back of the original Eee Box has been replaced by an HDMI port instead. Asus Eee Box B206 Asus' new Eee Box …
Will Head, 07 May 2009
Advent AIO-100

Advent AIO-100

Review At first glance, you could be forgiven for mistaking the Advent AIO-100 for just a normal 18.4in monitor with what looks like a very sturdy base. However, inside that oversized foot sits a full working PC. Advent AIO-100 Advent's AIO-100: netbook internals The AIO-100 uses components you're more likely to see living inside a …
Will Head, 08 Apr 2009
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Mini

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Mini UI 3520 netbook

Review Fujitsu Siemens is no stranger to small laptops, but the Amilo Mini pushes it into the Small, Cheap Computer category along with the likes of the Asus Eee PC and that machine's many, many competitors. Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Mini Fujitsu Siemens' Amilo Mini: 1980s styling? While most manufactures are opting for soft edges and …
Will Head, 06 Mar 2009
Samsung NC10

Samsung NC10 netbook

Review The NC10 is Samsung's take on the Small, Cheap Computer but unlike many 'me too' netbook competitors, the South Korean giant has clearly put a bit of thought into differentiating its offering from the other Eee-alternatives out there. Samsung NC10 Samsung's NC10: not a bad looker Perhaps the most distinctive thing about the …
Will Head, 16 Feb 2009

Asus N50 15in laptop

Review If you just want something small and cheap to do a bit of surfing and email on, a netbook is fine. If you need to actually get some proper work done, though, the cut-down spec often isn't really up to the task - which is where something like the Asus N50Vc comes in. Asus N50 Asus' N50: cool looks Sibling of the smaller N10, …
Will Head, 30 Jan 2009

Asus Eee PC S101 luxury netbook

Review Asus pretty much started the whole Small, Cheap Computer ball rolling with its first Eee PC just over a year ago. But now there are hundreds of the darn things, from every manufacturer imaginable, so how does Asus ensure it stays at the forefront of the market? By going high end, it seems - which is what it has done with its …
Will Head, 20 Nov 2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 with Vodafone HSDPA

Review Dell may be late to the netbook party, but it's turned up with something very fashionable on its arm to make up: the Inspiron Mini 9, bulging in all the right places with HSDPA 3G mobile broadband goodness. Dell_mini_inspiron_02 Dell's Inspiron Mini 9: now with HSDPA, courtesy of Vodafone Unlike the Advent 4213 we reviewed …
Will Head, 05 Nov 2008

Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD player

Review The HD format wars may be inching forward on the content front, but on the hardware side Toshiba has made a very aggressive move with the HD-EP30 - an HD DVD player which could be yours for less than £200. If you’re worried that the EP30 is a cut-down player then you needn’t be - it includes most of the features the average …
Will Head, 30 Jan 2008

Netgear EVA8000 network media player

Review The EVA8000 was a high-end product when it was announced, bundling HDMI with 1080P HD playback. But the video encoding world moves quickly. It may have been suitable when HD standards were emerging, but a few months later the situation looks decidedly different. H.264 has emerged as the HD codec of choice, although you'll also …
Will Head, 15 Jan 2008

MS demos smart-cam phone software

CES on Video Microsoft shows off software that makes use of a mobile's camera to recognise the world around you and automatically call up relevent information. Who said cameraphones were only for photography? Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES 2008 on Video Microsoft demos Surface multi-touch user interface …
Will Head, 14 Jan 2008

Crucial solid-state drive passes vibrator test

CES on Video Vigorously shake a hard drive and you'll kill it. Lexar Crucial reckons that's just not a problem with Flash-based solid-state drives, and it set out to prove it... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES 2008 on Video OpenMoko preps Linux phone prototype Microsoft demos Surface multi-touch user interface …
Will Head, 12 Jan 2008

OpenMoko preps Linux phone prototype

CES on Video OpenMoko's open source phone software is on its way, and now there's a handset to go with it, ready for budding coders to begin creating apps for the platform. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES 2008 on Video Microsoft demos Surface multi-touch user interface WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos …
Will Head, 11 Jan 2008

WowWee wheels in Tribot

CES on Video Your plastic pal who's fun to be with. WowWee's Tribot is a 'cartoon character come to life...' Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi pitches camera-friendly …
Will Head, 11 Jan 2008

DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle

CES on Video Want to connect your PC to six monitors? You heard right - six screens. DisplayLink's small USB dongle is what you need... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye- …
Will Head, 10 Jan 2008

Guitar Hero gets true air axe

CES on Video Who needs a fancy electronic axe to slam out power chords? Guitar Hero the way it's really meant to be played... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi pitches …
Will Head, 10 Jan 2008

WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix

CES on Video RoboSapien gets a mate... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi pitches camera-friendly memory card with... Wi-Fi Amiga explains AmigaOS 5 AmigaAnywhere …
Will Head, 10 Jan 2008