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Toshiba Pocket PC e330

Toshiba Pocket PC e330

Since its first Pocket PC device appeared towards the end of 2001, Toshiba has pursued the market assiduously. The company now has devices at a variety of price points that are innovative in design and share a certain style. But what can the new e330 -- an upgrade to the e310 -- add to the mix?

November 28, 2002 by in Mobility

Quicken 2002 Deluxe

Quicken 2002 Deluxe

We’ve compared the Deluxe version of Quicken 2002 with the standard version of Money 2003 in this review, as these products offer similar sets of features, although there’s a disparity of around £20 in price. Quicken 2002 remains a good-quality product, but it’s slowly slipping behind Money 2003 in terms of its features and online support.

November 27, 2002 by in Developer

Microsoft Money 2003

Microsoft Money 2003

The newest version of Microsoft’s personal finance package delivers a comprehensive set of features for a modest £29.99 price tag. Although you’ll need to invest in the £69.99 Personal and Business version of the product to get the invoicing facilities available in competitor Quicken 2002 Deluxe, most of Money 2003’s other features are comparable, at around half the cost.

November 27, 2002 by in Developer

Ventura 10

Ventura 10

Ventura, Corel’s venerable desktop publishing (DTP) tool, has traditionally come a poor third after QuarkXPress and Adobe’s InDesign. Rather than attempt to replicate the features of its rivals, Corel has aimed this new version of Ventura at organisations interested in making XML their main format for content creation. With the acquisition of SoftQuad last year, Corel absorbed XMetaL 3.0, an XML authoring tool. This version of Ventura offers integration with XMetaL to enable you to build a workflow incorporating both content creation and publishing.

November 27, 2002 by in Developer

Opera 7 for Windows (beta)

Opera 7 for Windows (beta)

Opera Software, developer of the most popular Web browser after Internet Explorer and Explorer, recently released a public beta of version 7. After taking an early look, we can say that all signs indicate that this paid-for browser could be launching a new strategy in the browser war.

November 26, 2002 by in Developer

Sharp ZQ-800

Sharp ZQ-800

Sharp's Wizard series of organisers has been around for some time, but the ZQ-800 is the first to have what we now think of as the normal handheld form factor. On the face of it, it offers all the normal functions you'd expect. Unfortunately this device is based on Sharp's own operating system, and lacks both features and expandability. This isn't a competitive product in today's handheld marketplace.

November 26, 2002 by in Mobility

Microsoft MSN 8

Microsoft MSN 8

You’d better get used to Microsoft Network's rainbow-hued butterfly -- you'll be seeing a lot of it over the next few months. Microsoft is hoping that a massive marketing push and a raft of family-centric features will transform MSN 8 into an AOL killer.

November 26, 2002 by in Developer

VideoLogic Sonic Xplosion DVD

VideoLogic Sonic Xplosion DVD

Since giving the PC its first set of high-fidelity speakers in the form of the Sirocco, VideoLogic has shifted focus from its graphics origins towards the more expansive consumer audio markets. In addition to a wide range of speakers and digital radios, VideoLogic also produces PC sound cards, the latest of which is the Sonic Xplosion DVD.

November 26, 2002 by in Hardware

Olympus W-10 Visual Voice Recorder

Olympus W-10 Visual Voice Recorder

Digital dictation is undergoing massive growth at the moment. Olympus, a major player in this area, recently added new features to voice recording with the DM-1, a combined voice recorder and MP3 player. The company's latest 'convergence' dictation device is the W-10, which combines digital voice recording and basic digital photography.

November 25, 2002 by in Hardware

Toshiba Satellite 5200-701

Toshiba Satellite 5200-701

Even if you didn’t know that Toshiba’s Satellite 5200 was aimed squarely at the home buyer -- that it was a retail-only product, not marketed to business at all -- you would soon work it out for yourself. The first major clue is the styling: with the lid shut, you could be looking at the bonnet of an expensive car. The surface has a racy curve to it, and it’s as shiny as a day-old Porsche. It’s also finished in a nifty dark metallic blue, which highlights the metallic silver of the oversized Harman/Kardon speakers (another clue). In fact, viewed from the back, we’ve never seen a notebook that looks more like a sports car.

November 25, 2002 by in Laptops

InFocus LP70

InFocus LP70

Everything seems to be getting smaller these days, and this is generally considered to be a good thing -- particularly when it’s equipment you might be expected to carry around with you. Bearing this in mind, InFocus’s LP70 is a godsend to anyone who needs to give presentations as part of their job, but perhaps less useful for those who need image quality more than portability.

November 22, 2002 by in Hardware

Sony VAIO PCG-GRX516SP

Sony VAIO PCG-GRX516SP

Although they come in many shapes and sizes, Sony's VAIO notebooks are perhaps best known for being either small and ultraportable or large and multimedia-ready. No product exemplifies the latter type of system better than the GRX516SP. This massive 3.8kg beast truly deserves its 'desktop replacement' tag -- in fact, with its 35.5cm by 29.2cm footprint, if you stuck a set of legs on it, you could probably use it as a desk. All that bulk accommodates a 16.1in. screen, which is the largest you'll find on any portable at the moment. But the stand-out feature of this very well specified system is its optical drive: this is the first notebook we've seen with a built-in DVD writer - a rewriteable DVD-RW unit.

November 20, 2002 by in Laptops

Dell Dimension 8250 (3.06GHz P4)

Dell Dimension 8250 (3.06GHz P4)

We've reviewed plenty of Dell Dimension systems over the years -– normally showcasing a new Intel processor or some other architectural development. The Dimension 8250 is no different, as it marks the debut of a Pentium 4 processor that not only breaks the 3GHz barrier, but also introduces hyper-threading to Intel's arsenal of CPU performance enhancements.

November 15, 2002 by in Hardware

Brother m-PRINT

Brother m-PRINT

Would you want to print from your Pocket PC handheld when you’re on the road? That’s the main point of Brother’s tiny new m-PRINT portable printer. Although it’s got a USB port as well as an infrared connection, so you can connect up a notebook, the small A7 paper size makes it a better fit for a handheld because you get a screen’s worth of information on a page.

November 14, 2002 by in Printers

HP DeskJet 450

HP DeskJet 450

HP thinks you need to be able to print on the move, and has produced the DeskJet 450 to meet this need. This compact colour inkjet is not only small enough to carry around, but it can also be powered from a battery. Although it's admirably suited to mobile professionals, the DeskJet 450 should satisfy home users equally well.

November 13, 2002 by in Printers

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