TomTom’s Go 730 is a feature-packed satellite navigation device. It’s a lot thinner than previous TomTom products, helping it to slip easily into pockets, and the rubber finish is tactile and hardwearing. All functions are carried out using the 4.3-inch touchscreen, with a single hardware button. The large screen offers plenty of space for the [...]
Sony’s newest creation is a powerhouse media device, and the greatest portable gaming machine we’ve ever seen
The PC Nextday Zoostorm 4-5728 (£799 inc. VAT) is the only 17-inch laptop in this group test. Its impressive specification and high-definition screen make it suited to home multimedia use, but performance fails to match expectations. This is the joint-heaviest laptop in this group, along with the Acer, so is best used at your desk. [...]
The baby Transformer is a real iPad alternative
Toshiba has often set the standard when it comes to multimedia laptops with its Qosmio brand, but it also has other machines that fit the bill. Its Satellite X200-24V features a 17-inch display that’s every bit as impressive as the other machines here, with excellent colour reproduction that helps images appear larger than life. It’s [...]
In a recent worldwide survey involving thousands of people, security stalwart Symantec discovered that around two thirds of us have been victims of cyber crime. Hardly surprising when you consider the company blocked over three billion threats in 2009 alone, through its Norton products. Symantec updates its Norton AntiVirus and Internet Security suites every year, [...]
If you fancy the style and quality of a Sony VAIO laptop, but can’t afford the premium price tag, you’ll appreciate the introduction of the highly affordable VAIO NS range.
Starting at just £449 (inc. VAT), yet sharing materials and styling cues with more expensive VAIOs, the NS features a 15.4-inch Super-TFT screen and an integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics card.
Dell’s Inspiron range is designed to provide power and features for home and family use, without breaking the bank. The Inspiron 1525 (£599 inc. VAT) is a mid-range model that delivers impressive style, performance and usability. The slim chassis weighs 2.7kg and is ideal for basic travel use. Its 278-minute battery life is excellent and [...]
With a powerful nVidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics card in place, the MSI GX700 offers great 3D performance, and we had no trouble running the most demanding of games. Along with the HP Compaq 6715b, the GX700 is one of only two laptops in this group to feature a screen with a 1680 x 1050-pixel [...]
Samsung is well known for its excellent range of consumer laptops, as it frequently offers the latest technology and stylish designs at truly affordable prices. The R580 (£599 inc. VAT) is an entry-level media centre and impresses with its powerful performance and features. Intel’s latest Core i3 technology is used to deliver stunning levels of [...]