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    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.

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    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.

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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

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  • Buying Advice: How to get the best price on tech

    Tips on how to find the right technology product at the right price. Here's how to grab a bargain when buying a laptop, tablet, smartphone and more.

  • Buying Advice: TP-Link TL-WDR3600 and WDR4300 review: two shades of black

    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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  • Buying Advice: Linksys EA6500 buying advice: 802.11ac in the cloud

    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.

  • Buying Advice: iPhone 5 UK price and mobile network round-up

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

    During Computex Biostar announced a new series of motherboards that would be called "Hi-Fi". This new line is supposed to distinguish itself with exceptional audio quality and extra features for the integrated audio. Hardware.Info tested the Hi-Fi Z77X to find out if the motherboard lives up to its name.

  • 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.

  • Buying Advice: Three AMD A85X Socket FM2 motherboards review

    Last month AMD launched its new generation A10/A8/A6/A4 desktop processors. These CPUs need a new type of processor socket, called Socket FM2. Hardware.Info reviewed three motherboards with the new AMD socket based on the most high-end A85X chipset, the ASUS F2A85-V Pro, the Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 and the MSI FM2-A85XA-G65.

  • Buying Advice: dServe tablets review: does one of them deserve your touch?

    The budget tablet segment keeps growing, and generally they are also improving in quality. In the beginning these products had pretty terrible displays, but nowadays you can find decent screens on these affordable tablets. A fairly recent addition to the entry-level segment is the brand dServe, that is using three new tablets to enter the budget tablet market.

  • Buying Advice: Xigmatek Asgard III review: affordable enclosure

    The Xigmatek Asgard III certainly is not a bad chassis for its £30 price tag. It cools better than the similarly priced Bitfenix Outlaw, even if that chassis is more quiet. The Asgard III performs about the same as the recently reviewed Sharkoon T28, which costs about 50 percent more.

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    Watching digital content in your living room, it remains a challenge sometimes. Of course there are plenty of media players, settop boxes, smart TVs, intelligent Blu-ray players and the old favourite, the home theatre PC (HTPC). The latter is the most flexible, but until now also the largest in size, which can be a drawback in the living room. Arctic has attempted to solve that problem, by creating an HTPC that is the size of a media player.

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