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    If your PC sounds more like an aircraft taking off than a piece of precision technology, we have a raft of tips for saving your ears without hurting your bank balance (too much). Here's how to make your PC quieter

  • Buying Advice: Arctic MC101 review: HTPC in media player format

    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.

  • Buying Advice: Windows 8 laptops and PCs buying advice

    Windows 8 is here, and if you are buying a new computer you will be welcoming into your life Microsoft’s ground-breaking operating system. We put through their paces the first Windows 8 desktop PCs and laptops.

  • Buying Advice: Best Christmas gifts: 2012 Christmas gift guide

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  • Buying Advice: ASUS ET2220 review: 22-inch all-in-one with Windows 8

    Manufacturers are putting in overtime to get the first Windows 8 laptops, tablets and all-in-ones ready for 26 October. The first to arrive at the Hardware.Info offices came from ASUS in the form of the ET2220, a 22-inch all-in-one touchscreen with a modern design optimised for the Windows 8 experience.

  • Buying Advice: Tech buyers' guide for students

    If you're going to university and want advice about what laptop, PC, tablet, printer and software you'll need, look no futher. Read our Tech buyers' guide for students, all the information you need is here.

  • Buying Advice: All-in-one PCs buying advice, group test

    All-in-one PCs offer a convenient halfway house between a laptop and a desktop PC, offering great space-saving advantages but also offering a big-screen which can also be used as an entertainment centre – perhaps to replace your TV. Here's our all-in-one PC buying advice.

  • Buying Advice: Gaming PCs buying advice

    If you want a PC that performs well while playing demanding games, here's what you need to lookout for when buying a Gaming PC.

  • Buying Advice: Family PC buying advice

    The family PC is something of a dying breed, as most people now use portable PCs in the shape of laptops, tablets or smartphones. Here's how to buy a family PC.

  • Buying Advice: Office PCs buying advice

    Here are some key things you might want to consider before you buy an office PC.

  • Buying Advice: Media centre PC buying advice

    Want a PC to replace your TV in the living room? Read our media centre PC buying advice to find out what to look for when buying a media centre PC.

  • Buying Advice: How to choose a PC for gaming

    Gaming PCs are all about raw graphics power, with a big dollop of machismo thrown in to the outward design for good measure.

  • Buying Advice: Buying advice: all-in-one PCs

    Rather than buying PC, keyboard and display, all-in-one PCs offer convenience and style. Here's our guide to choosing an all-in-one PC.

  • Buying Advice: How to choose a flat-panel display

    The screen is one of the most important elements of a PC. Make sure you choose the right one with our comprehensive guide.

  • Buying Advice: How to choose a graphics card

    Updating a PC or laptop's graphics card can be a cost-effective upgrade. A graphics card upgrade allows your PC to play games smoothly at higher resolutions, with more special effects, but there are plenty of options and potential pitfalls to consider.

  • Buying Advice: Graphics Cards Buying Advice

    Desktop PC graphics cards are more powerful than any games console. Orestis Bastounis looks at the cards that can run modern games in all their intended glory and also boost everyday visuals

  • Buying Advice: Are two separate memory modules better than one?

    A reader contacted us to ask whether it is better to have two separate modules of RAM, or a single 4GB module. Our Helproom expert offers some advice.

  • Buying Advice: Advice for customers of MESH Computers

    MESH Computers went into Administration on May 31 2011. Here's what to do if you are owed money, or are awaiting a PC, from MESH.

  • Buying Advice: Apple Mac buying guide

    A Mac is just another personal computer but call it a “PC” and you’ll get a lot of heat from Apple fans.

  • Buying Advice: PC buyers' guide: how to buy a desktop PC

    The first thing to consider when buying a desktop PC is what you'll be using it for. The systems that top our PC charts tend to offer good all-round specifications, but they may not be ideal if your interest lies particularly in playing games or you intend to keep it on display in the living room. As ever, our PC reviews are intended only as a guide, and you may do better by contacting the vendor to customise your PC's specification.



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