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Pocket drive battle: 10 high speed external hard disks rated

Pocket drive battle: 10 high speed external hard disks rated

Looking for a portable drive to store your photo and music? Read our verdict and reviews of 10 of the best
By Darien Graham-Smith Dec 10 2010, 12:59PM
HTC, iPhone, Nokia and more: 17 Smartphones reviewed and tested

HTC, iPhone, Nokia and more: 17 Smartphones reviewed and tested

It’s been a crazy year for smartphones: we put 17 of the best smartphones on the market to the test
By Staff Writers Jun 21 2010, 4:26PM
Time for faster wireless? 12 latest 802.11n routers reviewed

Time for faster wireless? 12 latest 802.11n routers reviewed

We put 12 of the fastest 802.11n routers through our real-world tests to find out which performs best
By Staff Writer Jun 11 2010, 11:56AM
Digital SLR cameras:10 models tested and reviewed

Digital SLR cameras:10 models tested and reviewed

Today’s DSLRs pack in more features than ever before. We put ten of the best through their paces
By Staff Writers Apr 28 2010, 5:17PM
Time for a new laptop? Six Windows 7 Laptops tested and reviewed

Time for a new laptop? Six Windows 7 Laptops tested and reviewed

We put six of the new wave of Windows 7 laptops under the PC authority labs microscope
By Staff Writers Apr 6 2010, 11:43AM
Setup a home office: 7 colour laser printers reviewed

Setup a home office: 7 colour laser printers reviewed

We round up seven of the best colour lasers for the home and small office
By Staff Writers Apr 1 2010, 12:08PM
Time to upgrade your PC? 50 old and new AMD and Intel CPUs rated and reviewed

Time to upgrade your PC? 50 old and new AMD and Intel CPUs rated and reviewed

Whether you’re upgrading or building from scratch, one of these 50 processors will fit the bill, but which one?
By Staff Writers Mar 26 2010, 12:00PM
Security software: 15 free and paid-for security suites reviewed

Security software: 15 free and paid-for security suites reviewed

It’s vital to pick a security package with a proven ability to detect malware and repel online attacks. But that isn’t the only consideration: what about system resources?
By Staff Writers Mar 22 2010, 12:31PM
External Hard Disks: 9 drives rated and tested

External Hard Disks: 9 drives rated and tested

We put 9 high-capacity portable drives through their paces to find the fastest, the most affordable – and the most stylish
By Staff Writers Feb 15 2010, 11:24AM
USB 3: The future arrives

USB 3: The future arrives

It’s always the same: you wait ages for a bus, then two come along at once. This month, both USB 3 and SATA/600 arrived in the form of the Asus U3S6 PCI Express x4 combined controller card.
By Darien Graham-Smith Feb 9 2010, 5:59PM
Business laser printers

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.
By Staff Writers Oct 19 2009, 1:24PM
Intel Core i5 and Core i7: 3 new model CPUs tested, reviewed and compared

Intel Core i5 and Core i7: 3 new model CPUs tested, reviewed and compared

Intel’s three new CPUs promise Core i7 power in an economical and efficient package. We put them through their paces to see whether small really is beautiful
By Darien Graham-Smith Oct 14 2009, 12:17PM
Intel Xeon 5500 series: 14 CPUs tested and compared

Intel Xeon 5500 series: 14 CPUs tested and compared

The Nehalem-based Xeons are a landmark release, with exceptional performance married to great power.
By Dave Mitchell Jul 13 2009, 5:07PM
40 CPUs tested for budget, mid-range and gaming PCs

40 CPUs tested for budget, mid-range and gaming PCs

From Celerons to Core i7s, Semprons to Phenom IIs, David Bayon tests Mainsteam desktop processors and finds the best budget, mid-range and enthusiast (gaming) choice for you.
By David Bayon Jun 19 2009, 8:50AM
Home NAS Box Roundup: 7 boxes tested

Home NAS Box Roundup: 7 boxes tested

We put seven NAS drives from the likes of Maxtor, Netgear, Synology, Thecus, Western Digital and Iomega to the test to find out which is best for storing your files
By Sasha Muller May 27 2009, 10:30AM
Massive Graphics Cards Roundup: 22 tested and reviewed

Massive Graphics Cards Roundup: 22 tested and reviewed

Great gaming performance has never been so affordable. We test 22 current cards from Nvidia and ATI to find what works and what doesn't
By David Bayon , Darien Graham-Smith , Alex Bradner , Justin Robinson May 13 2009, 4:27PM
Smarter Smartphones: 12 high-end mobile handsets tested and reviewed

Smarter Smartphones: 12 high-end mobile handsets tested and reviewed

Jonathan Bray and Alex Bradner put 12 high-end handsets through our gruelling tests to find the best one for you.
By Jonathan Bray , Zara Baxter Mar 23 2009, 4:12PM
Small Business Security Group Test: Symantec, McAfee, Kaspersky, Trend Micro and more

Small Business Security Group Test: Symantec, McAfee, Kaspersky, Trend Micro and more

When you're a small business without an IT department you need easy-to-install, easy-to-manage security. We've reviewed eight small business security packages.
By Nathan Taylor Mar 20 2009, 4:43PM
Security Suites: 15 packages go head to head

Security Suites: 15 packages go head to head

Fifteen security packages go head to head in our labs test, including Kaspersky, Norton, ZoneAlarm, McAfee, F-Secure and AVG. Find out which will keep you safe and which could let you down.
By Darien Graham-Smith Feb 20 2009, 6:05PM
Sub-$250 graphics cards

Sub-$250 graphics cards

Eleven cards. Lotsa testing. We compare the current crop of budget video cards on the market.
By Justin Robinson Feb 18 2009, 5:07PM