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    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.

  • Buying Advice: Eizo Foris FS2333 review: serious gaming monitor

    Eizo, known for making high-end professional monitors for graphical designers and office use, proves it can also make an outstanding gaming monitor with the Foris FS2333. The Eizo Foris FS2333 is a very stylish monitor, with sleek lines and sharp corners.

  • Buying Advice: ASUS ROG Tytan CG8890: a beast of a system

    ASUS pulled out all the stops fwith the ASUS ROG Tytan CG8890 PC. Its imposing look matches the impressive hardware inside. It's a sight to behold.

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    The best places from which to buy a laptop, including high street stores and supermarkets, direct from vendors, via online shops and auction sites.

  • Buying Advice: HP 3005PR USB 3.0 Port Replicator review

    The HP 3005PR is a smart and practical dock, built around the DisplayLink DL3900 chip. It adds quite a few connectors to your computer, with a total of six USB ports (two USB 3.0), audio, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and DisplayPort. The latter two can even be used at the same time.



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