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    Overall we are in a bit of a quandary regarding the Fractal Design Node 605. It's a stylish chassis with a solid build. It does offer a lot of interior space, and a flexible lay-out. You can fit a full ATX motherboard, a full ATX power supply, and a fairly large graphics card. It makes it a great solution for an allround HTPC that can also handle a demanding video game. However, the question remains how useful it actually is to use ATX-sized components.

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    It still looks and feels like science fiction, but this actually works. With the Magic Cube from Celluon you can create a fully functional keyboard on any surface, that types much better than the mini-keyboards on your average smartphone. The added value for tablets is more limited, because for those there are many more alternatives in terms of external keyboards.

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    For its small size the Mobile Boombox sounds very good, even with the volume maxed out the sound doesn't distort. The volume doesn't go very high, however, and the sound is very directional. Like most Bluetooth speakers, the Boombox sounds better when you hook it up with the 3.5 mm jack instead of Bluetooth.

  • Buying Advice: Intel SSD 335 240GB review: 20nm entry-level SSD

    If Intel manages to make the SSD 335 significantly more affordable than the Samsung 830 256GB and the Crucial m4 256GB, then it becomes a potentially interesting entry-level SSD option. With current prices the 335 is a dime-a-dozen SSD, nothing more.

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  • Buying Advice: ASUS PB278Q review: ASUS goes WQHD

    The ASUS PB278Q is a very stylish WQHD monitor. The colour fidelity is great even with factory settings, and the monitor has a very high contrast and brightness. When you enable overdrive, the response times are good enough for gaming. The energy consumption is low and the features are fairly complete, even if we would have liked to have a USB 3.0 hub. The features that ASUS did add are useful particularly for graphic designers.

  • Buying Advice: Best place to buy Nexus 7

    The Nexus 7 is a brilliant and cheap tablet. If you want a well-built and desirable eReader, portable music and TV player, and email and web-browsing device, you could do a lot worse. You could certainly spend a lot more. But where is the best place to buy a Nexus 7? We investigate the options. Updated 21 November.

  • Buying Advice: EE 4G in the UK: what you need to know

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  • Buying Advice: Logitech t620 Touch Mouse & t400 Zone Touch Mouse review: made for Windows 8

    Logitech has done a fine job bringing mice to the market that at least partially compensate for the lack of a touch screen on a Windows 8 system. Unless you have just purchased a brand new all-in-one system or notebook with built-in touchscreen, chances are slim to none that you own a touchscreen display that adheres to Microsoft’s requirements. With the t620, Logitech succeeded best in our opinion: this mouse offers serious added functionality for Windows 8, that in our experience you will actually use and enjoy. The t400's extra functions are far more limited, too limited to really consider this a true Windows 8 mouse.

  • Buying Advice: How to choose parental control software

    As well as keeping your kids safe from internet nasties, parental control software also lets you specify when kids can use the computer, and monitor what they're up to. We explain which features to look out for when choosing a program.

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    TP-Link has created two virtually identical routers with the TL-WDR3600 and TL-WDR4300. With an average price of £62 the WDR3600 is a good option if you're looking for a reasonably-priced dual-band router with gigabit ports and can live with the design. The performance of the WDR3600 is very good, especially considering the price.

  • Buying Advice: 4G iPad mini UK release date

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    The number of 802.11ac routers is steadily increasing. The latest one we got our hands on comes from Cisco, in the form of the Linksys EA6500. It's supposed to become the new router for the consumer market. Hardware.Info tested the EA6500 to find out whether the performance and features warrant those dreams.

  • Buying Advice: Buying advice: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina

    Speculation about upcoming Apple products seems to have become a hobby for many. The iPad Mini certainly was not a surprise anymore when it was officially launched, so the other news Apple released that day was much more exciting. The iPad 4 was announced, more information came out about the new Mac Mini, and the sleek new Apple iMac was presented. The 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina also received some attention, and Hardware.Info has now tested it to find out what it has to offer.

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  • Buying Advice: Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X review: Z77 board with unique audio features

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  • Buying Advice: Sapphire Pure Platinum A85XT review: Sapphire's Socket FM2 motherboard

    When we reviewed the other three Socket FM2 boards we almost had the feeling that we tested the same board three times in a row. This Sapphire Pure Platinum A85XT motherboard is also very similar to those three, but it has a couple of unique aspects. One is the presence of a Bluetooth controller and the second is the combined mini-PCIe/mSATA slot.



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