Reviews

Dell Inspiron 8500

Dell Inspiron 8500

Dell is never one to be outdone when it comes to cutting edge tech
By Daniel Gardiner May 1 2003, 12:00AM
Dell Inspiron 8500

Dell Inspiron 8500

Dell is never one to be outdone when it comes to cutting edge tech
By Daniel Gardiner May 1 2003, 12:00AM
Hi-Grade Notino 6700

Hi-Grade Notino 6700

From five feet away, you'd be forgiven for mistaking Hi-Grade's new Notino for an Apple PowerBook.
By Daniel Gardiner May 1 2003, 12:00AM
NTI BACKUP NOW DELUXE DVD VERSION

NTI BACKUP NOW DELUXE DVD VERSION

The bane of every computer user isn't just losing data, it also includes having to reinstall everything again after a format.
By George Kimpton May 1 2003, 12:00AM
ZONELABS ZONEALARM PRO 3.5 WITH WEB FILTERING

ZONELABS ZONEALARM PRO 3.5 WITH WEB FILTERING

A software firewall has to really stand out to succeed in the crowded market, but ZoneAlarm Pro 3.5 with Web Filtering does just that.
By Davey Winder May 1 2003, 12:00AM
DIGIMEDIA MEN-128MP3

DIGIMEDIA MEN-128MP3

Compact form factor and functionality are the two most important features when determining an audio player's portability.
By Dan Chiappini May 1 2003, 12:00AM
ROME ULTRASM

ROME ULTRASM

Super portability is definitely the way of the future and Rome's Ultrasm combined MP3/voice recorder takes a step in that direction.
By Dan Chiappini May 1 2003, 12:00AM
PHILIPS EXPANIUM EXP213

PHILIPS EXPANIUM EXP213

Well kitted out with a vast array of accessories, Philips' offering to the MP3 marketplace is the EXP213 CD MP3 player.
By Dan Chiappini May 1 2003, 12:00AM
JBL Creature

JBL Creature

JBL's Creature system consists of a subwoofer and two satellites, which are all magnetically shielded. The satellites measure 3 x 3 x 3inches and pump out nine watts (RMS). The subwoofer, a nine-inch variant of the satellites, offers 27W (RMS).
By Nirmal Chandrasena May 1 2003, 12:00AM
IRIVER IMP-400

IRIVER IMP-400

IRiver's multi-codec CD player has all the necessary traits required of a high-end personal audio centre. Arriving with a bundle of goodies, the iMP-400 is a stylish unit, with an interesting burgundy and chrome finish.
By Dan Chiappini May 1 2003, 12:00AM
M-ANY DUAL-PLAY 128

M-ANY DUAL-PLAY 128

The M-ANY Dual-Play is a digital audio player in the form of a cassette-tape, supporting MP3, WMA and Audio book formats.
By Nirmal Chandrasena May 1 2003, 12:00AM
PHILIPS PSA[128MAX

PHILIPS PSA[128MAX

Compact, rugged and at a mere 45g (without batteries), the Philips psa[128max MP3 player, badged 'Nike', is geared towards consumers who want to get physical with good sound.
By Nirmal Chandrasena May 1 2003, 12:00AM
Creative CD-MP3 M100

Creative CD-MP3 M100

The Creative CD-MP3 M100 is an Mp3-CD and CD-player that supports MP3 and WMA formats, audio CDs, and CD-R and CD-RW discs.
By Nirmal Chandrasena May 1 2003, 12:00AM
CANON 1DS

CANON 1DS

As a reviewer, there is no greater thrill than being privy to a product that you know will either revolutionise or turn the world upside down. The first Palm Pilot, USB devices, and the Canon 1Ds.
By Philip Chia May 1 2003, 12:00AM
Ricoh Caplio 300G

Ricoh Caplio 300G

Aimed at the outdoor snapper who wants good quality digital images, the Caplio 300G is a straightforward 3-megapixel compact camera, with a few useful extras built in.
By Jeremy Torr May 1 2003, 12:00AM
HP PhotoSmart c850

HP PhotoSmart c850

HP is better known for printers than it is for digital cameras but it has discovered a new talent that must be sending a shiver down the spine of more traditional camera makers such as Canon, Olympus and Nikon.
By David Hellaby May 1 2003, 12:00AM
HP PHOTOSMART 130

HP PHOTOSMART 130

The market for specialised compact photo printers remains relatively small, but as prices come down for printers and digital cameras, they are becoming more popular. As digital camera prices come down and more cameras have direct printer connectivity, a small photo printer becomes a viable accessory.
By David Hellaby May 1 2003, 12:00AM
CANON CANOSCAN 8000F

CANON CANOSCAN 8000F

Having set itself as a stalwart in slimline, ultra-cheap flatbed scanners, Canon is moving into the world of scanners for the serious photographer.
By Alistair Dabbs May 1 2003, 12:00AM
PANASONIC DVD BURNER II (LF-D521U)

PANASONIC DVD BURNER II (LF-D521U)

Panasonic's LF-D521U has a lot in common with the LG drive in this issue – in fact, with the exception of two reading speeds, both drives have identical specifications.
By Daniel Gardiner May 1 2003, 12:00AM
DIAMOND DATA DVD+RW A1

DIAMOND DATA DVD+RW A1

The difference between 'plus' and 'minus' DVD writers comes down to features. Despite some headway being made by the companies pushing DVD-RW, DVD+RW is still a more flexible format for those interested in creating movies and storing data.
By Daniel Gardiner May 1 2003, 12:00AM