Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over two decades to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera. Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include 'Build the Ultimate Custom PC', 'Beginning Programming' and 'The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide'. He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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Conroe puts Intel back on top

Conroe puts Intel back on top

A $180 Core 2 Duo E6400 CPU can outperform an AMD Athlon FX-62 (which costs $1,059). Not only that, but it thrashes the Intel Extreme Edition 965 too. At that end of the Conroe scale, the performance differences are small (but not when you factor in the price), but take it to the other end of the scale, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 has everything eating it's dust.

July 14, 2006 by in Processors

The printer cartridge scam

The printer cartridge scam

Inkjet printers have been around for a while now, but the popularity of digital cameras has made them almost a requirement for a modern home PC set up. However, there's a growing feeling among inkjet printer owners that while printers themselves are cheap, the prices of inkjet cartridges are kept artificially elevated. Is there any truth to this belief? After taking a look at the numbers, I think that there is. But the problem goes way beyond genuine cartridges.

July 5, 2006 by in Printers

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