In the May issue of PC Authority, on sale now:
Mobile broadband – every Australian network tested
We reveal the best value plans, and the fastest providers, as we test all Australian providers and their claims of more coverage, cheaper plans and bigger quotas. Find out if the hype matches reality.
Smartphones do battle!
iPhone vs Nokia, Samsung, Blackberry, HTC and more. We evaluate the performance, battery life and features of 17 of the best smartphones on the market.
Inside the iPad…
It’s been dissected, debated, and now the iPad is due to arrive in Australia this month. We look at Apple’s wonder-tablet.
Five Touchscreen PCs reviewed
The release of Windows 7 has given the touchscreen PC a new lease of life, but which of these five all-in-one models is worth a prod?
On the Disc: OpenOffice.org 3
Free, Open Source office software with all the apps you need.
On the Disc: DOS Box
Run ancient programs with this DOS emulator.
On the Disc: Blender
Create stunning 3D content with this suite of tools.
Head to your nearest newsstand now and get your copy!
Acronis True Image Home 2010
Still technically the cheapest, but horrifically slow in our testing
A stylish, powerful and fully-featured all-rounder that represents excellent value
Looks, accessories, features – the Aurora pretty much has it all... except for the price
Super fast, brilliantly flexible and easy to use – the iPhone 3GS is still the best smartphone around
Intel’s Pine Trail massively improves battery life, but some unwise design changes drag the Asus back down
Accomplished and, thanks to a good range of features, the Asus' Eee Top ET2002T is a decent Atom-based PC
Telstra’s reputation as expensive crumbles in our wireless broadband test. Read why we believe Telstra is changing their ways, and why Telstra wireless is now finally attractive
27 inches of monitor at an excellent price; with connections galore for your media centre setup
Nicely made and capable of great images, the S90 is a worthy alternative to a low-end DSLR
Facial puppeteering and video compositing add to existing strengths – just don’t expect Hollywood production values
Cowon's 8GB player disappoints, especially in light of Apple's iPod range.
Good value for money, but its main competitors are just that little bit more polished
A nicely designed, compact chassis is the main draw, but the price is too high for what you get
Well-priced, fast and with excellent print quality, the Fuji-Xerox also works out cheap to run
A premium laptop with a decidedly budget appearance, but fortunately, appearances can be deceiving
HP has taken a winning formula for netbooks and then removed the winning elements
A basic screen, but this budget Android phone is better than it looks
An excellent smartphone at a reasonable price, the Hero is a fine alternative to the iPhone 3GS
A brilliant screen, gorgeous design and build, but not the most practical or easy to use
Could the CPU become a bit-part player in the future of computing? Nvidia's bold new vision for graphics could change PCs forever
There’s little in the way of bells and whistle, but it does the job as an entry level system, with a new Core i3 onboard
Intel’s H55 chipset supports integrated graphics on Core i3 and i5 CPUs.
We test four boards that take advantage
USB 3.0 drives and enclosures are starting to appear in our labs, but how do they compare, and is it worth upgrading?
Great social networking software, but it’s bulky, the keyboard is poor and the screen is small
Top battery life, responsiveness and messaging capabilities – a great email phone
It lacks polish, but the mini is an affordable and practical choice to serve any home
Straightforward online backup, but given the price, this is best used in conjunction with True Image Home 2010
Fully featured, good battery life and very attractively priced
Optus defies our speed expectations, but plan values are woeful
Our tests show PCmover Professional an effective tool for migrating between two Windows systems, but the single-use price is a real turn-off
Competent, but with no bells or whistles, the Galaxy just fails to impress enough
With the N210, Samsung takes its excellent netbook range, and improves the looks and usability
Intel’s mobile Core i3 chip comes hotly anticipated, and it makes a powerful debut in Sony’s sensibly priced VAIO laptop
Expensive, but worth every cent. Sony’s touchscreen PC is the perfect mix of power, looks and quality
There’s a lot of new tech in this older case, and performance is sharp thanks to overclocking
Optus’ wireless broadband subsidiary runs parallel everywhere except in value... and Darwin. See how it fared in our tests
Vodafone wireless broadband is an excellent value prospect as long as ‘fast’ isn’t on your horizon. See why it fares so well against Telstra, Optus, Three and Virgin
With netbook portability and Lenovo’s ThinkPad quality, the X100e is an absolute steal