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    Give yourself a front-row seat with a home-theatre PC that can hold all your music, films and photos, and even double as a PVR for recording and pausing live TV. Here's what you need to know when buying a media centre PC.

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  • Buying Advice: Western Digital WD RE 4TB review: first 4TB disk from WD

    After more than six months there are finally some more options among 4 TB disks. With the Western Digital WD RE 4TB, WD has created a high-performance 4TB for servers. If you're looking to fill a server with as much storage capacity as possible, then the Western Digital WD RE 4TB is your hard disk.

  • Buying Advice: Corsair Professional AX760i / AX860i PSU review: extremely efficient

    With prices of £158 and £166 respectively, the Corsair AX760i and AX860i are more expensive than the power supplies from our recent round-up, but you do get high-quality PSUs for that price. Their efficiency is outstanding, they're extremely quiet and the voltages are super-stable.

  • Buying Advice: Nokia Lumia 920 versus HTC 8X: Windows Phone 8 showdown

    We compared the high-end Windows 8 phones from HTC and Nokia, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 920. Both feature a powerful dual-core processor, a unibody design, and a high-res display. We tested them to find out which one is best.

  • Buying Advice: Sandisk Extreme SSD 120GB/240GB review: too little too late?

    With these Extreme SSDs, SanDisk has proven it can make quality SSDs with reasonable performance. Unlike the SanDisk U100 SSDs from its OEM division that perform more like USB sticks in 2.5-inch format, the Extreme SSDs do perform well. And when an important party like SanDisk enters the consumer SSD market, that's only good news for both competition and innovation.

  • Buying Advice: iPad, Android, Kindle, Windows: what tablet will you buy?

    Tablets are this year's must-have tech toy, and the choice is endless. Fortunately, PC Advisor is here with tablet reviews and tablet buying advice.

  • Buying Advice: Mega tablet round-up: which one should Santa get you?

    With the holidays around the corner and so many tablets on the market now, it can be helpful with a little guidance. When you compare their benchmark performance with their price, it's clear that the ASUS Nexus 7, the Yarvik Xenta 9.7" and the Point of View Protab 3 XXL give you the most bang for your buck.

  • Buying Advice: ASUS MX279 review: 27-inch design monitor

    ASUS announced its new 'Designo' monitors several months back, and we recently managed to get our hands on one of them. We tested the 27-inch MX279H, a monitor with a striking design. It has an elegant base and aluminium frame, and has several similarities with the recently tested and excellent LG IPS277L. It will be interesting to find out how the two compare.

  • Buying Advice: Tablet or laptop for family: which is best?

    If you are looking to treat your family to a computer, you may be considering a tablet rather than a laptop. But which is best? Here we compare the relative merits of laptops and tablets for a family setting, taking into consideration the vast spectrum of products in both categories.

  • Buying Advice: 28 750 t/m 950 watt PSU review: efficient and silent

    If you're planning on using two graphics cards in your desktop PC, and perhaps even try your hand at overclocking those along with your processor, it's advisable to get a PSU of between 750 and 950 watts. There are a huge number of these on the market, so it's difficult to know which one is best for your needs. Hardware.Info tested 28 power supplies in this category, to separate the wheat from the chaff.

  • Buying Advice: Kids' tablets buying advice: choose a tablet PC for your children

    If you don't want your children hogging your iPad or Nexus 7, there are tablets out there designed specifically for a younger audience. These slates can protect them from the dangers of the web, and keep them entertained. Here's our guide to choosing a tablet computer for your kids.

  • Buying Advice: Synology DS-413 review: versatile 4-bay NAS

    Synology NAS devices are very popular, and with good reason. They generally perform really well, and have lots of features, but their main drawback is always their price. In this review we will take a closer look at the DS413, a NAS which is similar to the DS213+, except that it can fit four disks instead of two.

  • Buying Advice: GPU benchmarks: Max Payne 3 (incl 5760x1080)

    Max Payne 3 is well-suited for three monitors. To be able to run the game on three Full HD monitors you will need a high-end graphics card with at least 2 GB of video memory. Out of the single-GPU cards only the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 and AMD Radeon HD 7970 were able to reach 60 fps or more on Normal settings. The GTX 670 and Radeon HD 7950 fall just short of 60 fps. Since 40 fps is enough to enjoy this game, you're fine with a GeForce GTX 660 or a Radeon HD 7870.

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    Here's a review of the Archos 101 XS Android tablet. We miss some of the innovation that was present on the G9 last year, and the fact that the software is largely the same only reiterates this feeling. It makes the Archos 101 XS a dime-a-dozen tablet. It doesn't mean it's a bad product, but aside from the keyboard dock there isn't enough to tell this tablet apart from the competition.

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    There are those that swear by monitors with a resolution of 1900x1200 pixels, and feel that an extra 129,600 pixels make all the difference. Of course there's something to be said for a little additional vertical space. We were therefore excited to hear that Iiyama has not abandoned this segment yet, when it announced the ProLite XB2485WSU. Hardware.Info tested it to find whether the Dell U2412M has a new competitor.

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