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Acer's latest Aspire has the familiar Acer look we've come to expect in recent months but with a few nice tweaks.
The look of Altech's offering split the office. Some liked the glossy black lid and silver and matte black insides, while others thought it too lumpy: the battery sticks out, it has protruding feet which dig into your lap and the sides that aren't flat or symmetrical. But aesthetics aside, it's a solidly built notebook.
We quite liked ASUS' charcoal grey styling but it was more of an understated cool than a head turner.
If only all film licensed games were as wonderful as this thoroughly enjoyable game!
BitComet is the friendliest inclusion in this roundup.
This is as bare as it gets with BitTorrent.
Peer-to-peer networking is one of the Great Internet Treasures. David Kidd looks at the future of file sharing, and how to get the most out of it.
The first wave of Centrino Duo notebooks has arrived in Australia. We show you which ones deserve your cash.
For the last few years Creative has played catchup to the likes of iRiver, Rio and Apple.
Tim Dean wrestles with the ethics of Internet censorship overseas.
One of the better Dual TV tuner cards.
RTS gaming for grown-ups.
Grouper is an all-in-one filesharer, that facilitates both private and public sharing.
A carry case with a built-in speaker? Now that's thinking.
With consumer PCs these days being as fast as the supercomputers of yesteryear, are dedicated workstations still relevant?
Control the files you want, and who has access to them. Here are four of the latest next generation filesharing tools available.
All BitTorrent clients will download torrent files, but they vary wildly in the amount of features they have. Here's a rundown on the most popular clients out there.
One new drive, three subtle variations, all the optical drive you'll want from the current generation.
We detest IT’s spider-web-wire-syndrome and speakers are the worst offenders with their several kilometres of wiring.
The new graphics dragon slayer has arrived.
Performance and security, now exciting again.
Pioneer’s new DreamBook Power uses the Clevo D900K chassis which offers the size and space required to cool the blisteringly fast components contained within (see the specs box below).
We did a double take this month. Not only are Pioneer and Protac's chassis identical but the inside specs are too.
We're doing our best to champion Australia's home grown White Box market.
Grouper's feature set is impressive, but Qnext takes the gong for the most extraneous features crammed into what is essentially filesharing tool.
There was very little to separate the top two but this month there was very little disgrace in finishing second for Samsung.
Laplink's ShareDirect takes a different approach to the others on test.
RTS is getting tired and repetitive, and Star Wars games have been famous for almost always being bad.
We didn’t think that speakers this small could produce decent sound, but we’re happily wrong.
Toshiba won this month's cat walk competition.
Mobile wireless broadband for your notebook, and a tale of two cities.
uTorrent is stands tall among the many BitTorrent clients out there.
Wonderful multiplayer racing, but woeful for single-player.
Leigh Dyer shows how virtualisation technologies could change the server market.
WASTE is a no-nonsense app that does one thing: sharing directories.