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  • 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.

  • Buying Advice: Archos 101 XS review: including keyboard

    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.

  • Buying Advice: Iiyama ProLite XB2485WSU vs XB2380HS review: 1920x1200 vs 1920x1080

    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.

  • Buying Advice: Best place to buy a tablet PC

    We take a look at some of the best places to buy a tablet PC, including directly from the makers, high street shops, online stores and auctions sites. Here's what you need to know when looking for the best place to buy a tablet PC.

  • Buying Advice: Best place to buy a smartphone

    The best places from which to buy a smartphone, including high street stores and supermarkets, direct from vendors and via online retailers.

  • Buying Advice: Four passive graphics cards review: 100% quiet

    A PC that doesn't make a sound, it remains the ultimate goal for many a hardware enthusiast. We recently review the passively cooled HTPC chassis Streacom FC-5.

  • Buying Advice: Gaming PCs buying advice (December 2012)

    If you’re looking to play immersive Windows games, you need a hulking box of chips and fans by your feet. Here's some sound Gaming PCs buying advice.

  • Buying Advice: Nintendo Wii U review of reviews

    Nintendo's latest games console is upon us in the form of the Wii U. Here's our Wii U review of reviews.

  • Buying Advice: Which is better: Android or Windows Phone?

    One of the questions we are asked most often is which is better: Android or Windows Phone? The good news for smartphone fans who don't fancy being locked into Apple's world or tied to a BlackBerry is that there are now two great alternatives: Google Android and Windows Phone. Here we compare Android and Windows Phone.

  • Buying Advice: Promise Pegasus J2: superfast external mini-storage

    The Promise Pegasus J2 can carry only 256 GB of data, but it is extremely fast, especially for an external hard disk. It is likely that the 512 GB version, which has two 256 GB disks, will perform even better. If you own a Thunderbolt-compatible computer and need fast external storage, then this Promise product is a great solution. And unlike its main competitor the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt, you can use it without plugging it into the wall, even if that does impact the performance.

  • Buying Advice: Samsung SSD 840 / 840 Pro review: every model tested

    We were very impressed by the 256 GB Samsung 840 Pro when it came out late September. It was the fastest at the time, but OCZ has caught up already with the Vector SSD. The other capacities of the 840 Pro are equally outstanding in terms of performance, all at the top of their class.

  • Buying Advice: OCZ Vector 256GB SSD review: with Indilinx Barefoot 3

    This week OCZ launched a new SSD series under the name Vector. OCZ is aiming at the high-end segment with these, more or less as a follow-up to the existing Vertex 4 series. The interesting part about the new SSD is the controller, because the Indilinx Barefoot 3 has been developed in-house by OCZ.

  • Buying Advice: Mini tablets buying advice

    We round up the latest and greatest mini tablets to help you decide which is right for you. Here's our mini tablets buying advice.



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