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Issue: 165 | August, 2011

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Australia's premier computer magazine, PC Authority gives you the facts, opinions and insight to make informed PC and tech purchasing decisions. Every issue is packed with the latest products, reviewed by an expert team of technical writers and guarantees more Aussie exclusives and first looks than any other Australian PC magazine.

Trusted for its reliable & objective product reviews, the foundation of the magazine is the comprehensive and thorough evaluations of every product tested by the tech team in our Labs. Its readers are both PC enthsusiasts at home and small-medium business decision makers at work.

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The television will be revolutionised
If you're buying an HDTV or already have one, then you need to know about smart TV (otherwise known as IPTV). It means more channels, the latest movies (without late fees), and generally a whole bunch of extra things that makes Digital TV look old fashioned. Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, everyone's lining up to be on board. We look at the hardware, the brands, and everything you need to know.

he 40 killer downloads every PC owner should have
You mean you're not already using these programs? Shame on you.

AMD rolls out big gun
Time to get excited about an AMD chip. John Gillooly goes in-depth on something amazing from AMD.


This seems to be the one piece of kit a lot of PC owners are drooling over. Our 10-strong group test is essential reading for anyone wanting to fire up an SSD of their own.

The new Android tablet in town
You've seen the advertisements. Now read our verdict on Motorola's Xoom.

Laptops, laptops, laptops
This month saw some truly impressive laptops arrive in our lab. Our reviews separate the reality from the hype.

The ultimate shopping list
Our A-List is the best of the best.

PC Workshop
It's like the tool shed for PC owners. This month, David Fearon gets into SSDs.

Filming with a DSLR
There are some quite impressive results you can get from a modern DSLR. But it's not just about the camera. We clue you in to some extremely handy bits of tech for shooting video.

Our software DVD
Don't miss this month's disc. We give you a 6 month version of Quickbooks 2011/12. Plus a full version of Ashampoo Registry Editor for tweaking your system, a full Linux SO (Puppy Linux), utilities and much more.

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Articles in this issue

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101: part tablet, part netbook

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is marginally better than the Xoom, though we’d buy the keyboard dock only for its extended battery. Read our review.

Corsair Force 3 120GB

The Corsair Force 3 120GB was looking like a winner in our group test until a last minute recall

Corsair P3 128GB

The Corsair P3 128GB has a SATA 6GBPS connection but can it match the Vertex 3? Read our review.

Intel 20GB 311 SSD

This cache Intel 20GB 311 SSD drive for the z68 chipset is not your normal SSD.

Intel 320 160GB

Is new generation flash enough to push the Intel 320 160GB to the front? Read our review.

Kingston SSD Now 100 128GB

Fantastic price per gigabyte of the Kingston SSD Now 100 128GB makes up for its slow performance. Read our review.

Kingston SSD Now V+ 100 128GB

The Kingston SSD Now V+ 100 128GB used to impress us but now seems a bit middle of the road. Read our review.

Need for Speed: 10 Solid-State Drives Reviewed

Your hard drive is one of the biggest bottlenecks in your PC. We review 10 SSDs to boost your system's performance

OCZ RevoDrive 2 160GB

The price tag is hard to swallow but the OCZ RevoDrive 2 160GB is incredibly fast

OCZ RevoDrive 240GB

Read or review of the OCZ RevoDrive 240GB and see why it's our A-List pick of the SSDs.

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB impresses with SATA 6GBPS and the SF-2200 controller. Read our review.

Samsung Series 9 reviewed: can it take on the MacBook Air?

Samsung takes on Apple, but the Samsung Series 9’s slender physique comes at a serious cost. Read our review.

Silent running: An introduction to SSDs

You're probably hearing a lot of people talk about SSDs. David Fearon explains how solid-state disks work, and how their performance stacks up to conventional disks

Silicon Power V20

The Sandforce-1222 controller chip makes another appearance in the Silicon PowerV20. Read our review.

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