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The cheapskate's guide to buying a new PC or Mac

The cheapskate's guide to buying a new PC or Mac

Only suckers pay sticker price for a new Windows PC or Mac. If you're patient and willing to do some research, you can save hundreds of dollars and get a more powerful configuration than you ever dreamed possible. Here's how.

December 20, 2016 by in PCs

Windows 8 after a year: 21 hardware hits and misses

Windows 8 after a year: 21 hardware hits and misses

Over the past year, I've used Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) on at least 20 different PCs in a broad range of form factors, ranging from a Vista-era desktop to an amazingly light Haswell-powered Ultrabook with a Gorilla Glass cover. Here's a quick tour of these devices, along with my lessons learned from each one.

September 26, 2013 by in PCs

InFocus BigTouch review

InFocus BigTouch review

The largest and heaviest all-in-one PC we've ever seen, the BigTouch may find a niche in some presentation, classroom or signage situations. However, the price is almost as eye-watering as the system when you try to lift it.

July 9, 2013 by in PCs

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z review

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z review

The ThinkCentre M92z is a good-quality business-grade 23in. all-in-one computer. To get the most out of it, though, you may need a better-specified model than the entry-level system reviewed here.

October 10, 2012 by in PCs

Dell OptiPlex 9010 AIO review

Dell OptiPlex 9010 AIO review

Dell's business-class 23in. all-in-one desktop has a lot to recommend it, including unfussy design, solid construction, low power consumption and quiet operation. However, its graphics performance is moderate, the screen's viewing angles could be better and it's not cheap.

September 26, 2012 by in PCs

AOC Jenio 919Pwz

AOC Jenio 919Pwz

AOC's latest 19-inch monitor from its Jenio range has brilliant colours and great ergonomics, but we would have liked to have seen a faster refresh rate than 60Hz at its native resolution.

September 9, 2008 by in Reviews

NEC NP905G2

NEC NP905G2

Despite its thin and flimsy carry case, the NP905G2 projector straddles the line between portability and a full feature set very nicely.

August 10, 2008 by in PCs

Sanyo PLC-XW60

Sanyo PLC-XW60

The Sanyo PLC-XW60 is a small projector promoted as being able to fit into a briefcase or handbag, albeit a very large handbag. While not the perfect picture, it is extremely portable and reasonably priced.

July 29, 2008 by in PCs

Optima WorkPro X860

Optima WorkPro X860

Intel vPro promises to ease desktop management for IT managers but does it really stack up? We review Optima's first vPro machine to find out.

February 4, 2007 by in Hardware

First Take: Optima Centoris RW

First Take: Optima Centoris RW

Optima's Centoris RW is well-suited to mobile professionals on a budget, thanks to its lightweight chassis and pleasing feature-set. It's far from perfect, however.

February 27, 2006 by in PCs

Optima MyPC MCE PC

Optima MyPC MCE PC

A reasonable PC, but totally misses the point of Media Center. As such, it's essentially a PC that happens to be running Media Center rather than the other way around.

December 6, 2004 by in Hardware

First Look: Sony KLVL32MRX1 LCD TV

First Look: Sony KLVL32MRX1 LCD TV

We sit down with Sony's latest LCD TV in our Australian first look.Sony's latest line of LCD televisions is spearheaded with the KLVL32MRX1, a 32" widescreen model with innate recording technologies and Sony's own WEGA TV engine for supposedly sharp picture quality.

May 18, 2004 by in PCs

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