PC & Tech Authority Magazine Issue: September, 2009
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Issue: 142 | September, 2009

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In the September issue of PC Authority, on sale from today:

Windows 7
With millions of beta downloads (and Release Candidate 1 on our cover disc), an avalanche of positive feedback and a launch schedule that appears to be miraculously on time, Windows 7 has so far surpassed all expectations. We ask if it's flattering to deceive?

Upgrade to serious photography
Time to step up from point-and-shoot cameras to something with more creative freedom? From budget DSLRs to Micro Four Thirds cameras, power zooms and high quality compacts, we compare the technologies and give you best advice

Ultimate Laptops Tested
Dual screens, dual graphics and quad-core processors: we test ten of the world's biggest and best laptops that could replace your old desktop PC

All-in-one PCs
Compact desktops promise a full-spec PC in an attractive package, and threaten to take on the iMac; we ask whether they deliver.


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What's on the Disc?

• Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 • PPT minimizer 4 Personal Edition • Ashampoo Presentations 2008 • Genie Backup Manager Home 7 • H & H Software Virtual CD

Articles in this issue

3D coming to a screen near you

From movies and games to sporting events and even pornography, David Bayon explains why 3D displays are the next big thing.

Apple iPhone 3GS: everything that's good (and not so good) about the iPhone

The 3GS is not a revolutionary upgrade, but one that finally makes the iPhone the smartphone to own. Here is our full review and summary of all the important features

Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell, we review the classiest Eee PC netbook so far

Stunning design goes hand in hand with fine usability, but the non-replaceable battery and high price count against the Eee PC 1008HA Seashell

Business laser printers

We put a selection of high-capacity office printers to the test. We analyse what printer is best for your workplace and what dosn't work.

Dell Studio One 19, the big brand's shot at the all-in-one PC

A powerful and well-equipped touchscreen PC, but is Dell's all-in-one really the future of the home desktop? Read our full review

Dell Studio XPS 16, the big brand's desktop replacement has power and style

A stunning screen, generous specification and good performance combine with superb results for the Dell XPS 16

GeForce GTX 275: Nvidia back on track with top graphics card pick

A surprise return to form for Nvidia, as this card matches ATI’s latest for both performance and value.

HP's LaserJet P3005 printer gets the job done, but can't match competition

Yet another solid HP laser, but it’s beaten by ?rivals in virtually every key area.

HTC Magic, why this is the first Google phone worth considering

The HTC Magic, available through Vodafone and Three in Australia, may be the second Android phone but it's the first worth considering.

If money were no object: Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds, the $7,000 laptop with a ...

Revolutionary features and stunning power: for anyone lucky enough to have the cash, the Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds is the ultimate mobile workstation

Kyocera FS-2020D, why it's our new A-list business printer

The FS-2020D puts in another excellent display for a business laser printer that swept all our printing awards and catagories. It dosn't get much better than this Kyocera printing marvel.

Lexmark E360dn is too expensive to be a realistic printing choice

Impressive print quality, a good turn of speed and decent features, but it simply costs too much to own.

Nero BackItUp & Burn, an enticing set-and-forget backup package

Nero's backup solution combines simplicity with more advanced features, though rival products offer more for less

Oki's B440dn laserjet printer scores well with cheap consumerables

Superb quality, packed with features and cheap to run. A worthy alternative to the Kyocera.

Samsung's ML-2855ND lacks the necessary business functions

Output quality is an undoubted strength, as are its looks, but most businesses will find the lack of capacity annoying.

Samsung's NC20 netbook, why it beats the Dell Inspiron Mini 12

With only Dell's disappointing Inspiron Mini 12 so far released, Samsung doesn't have a great deal of competition at this size. The NC20 has six-hour battery life, fine performance and a superb display

Shuttle X50, the lightweight PC you can carry with you

A very likeable all-in-one – albeit limited in its usefulness beyond basic functions. Read our review of Shuttle's new all-in-one X50

Ti Deluxe Phenom 955 vs 955 OC: to overlock, or not overclock?

If you've ever wondered what the difference would be between a system you buy off-the-shelf, and the same system overclocked, Trinity International Computers sent us two systems that answer exactly that question

Weatherproof Kodak Zx1 is a pocket friendly HD video camera, but poor in low ...

A cheap and cheerful camera, but short on elegance, quality in low light, and ease of use.

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