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307 products

  1. Cryo HTPC review

    Cryo HTPC review

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    Many manufacturers have tried to crack the Media Centre PC, but we have found the coolest system yet

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    Zotac MAG review

    Zotac MAG review

    7  

    An HD cinema nettop in a really tiny box

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    Scan 3XS P55 OC review

    Scan 3XS P55 OC review

    9  

    Sub £1,000 desktop PC with Windows 7 pre-installed, so where's it going wrong?

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    Yoyotech Silverston LX/C review

    Yoyotech Silverston LX/C review

    8  

    Yoyotech's bid to build the ultimate media centre PC for satellite and terrestrial TV recording is impressive with the right software

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    Mesh Cute review

    Mesh Cute review

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    This media centre PC is cute, but not perfectly formed

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    Novatech Elite Pro review

    Novatech Elite Pro review

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    More GPUs than you can shake an SLI connector at, but is it worth it?

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    Shuttle X50 review

    Shuttle X50 review

    6  

    Has the touchscreen nettop finally come of age?

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    Medion Akoya E6300 D review

    Medion Akoya E6300 D review

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    A low-cost PC on sale in Aldi - sadly, it's not all it's cracked up to be

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    Dell XPS 730X review

    Dell XPS 730X review

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    Dell's XPS 730X stands for Xtremely Pricey System

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    Asus Eee Box review

    Asus Eee Box review

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    Good things come in small packages, well, the Eee PC certainly proved that to be true. And judging by the number of Eee PC clones out there today, it's obvious that small computers are big business now.

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    Commodore Gaming XX 3GHz review

    Commodore Gaming XX 3GHz review

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    My first ever computer was a Commodore. A beautiful machine, all chunky plastic keys and shades of beige and grey called the Vic-20. I was about five- or six-years-old and I was hooked.

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    Apple iMac 3.06 GHz review

    Apple iMac 3.06 GHz review

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    The hardy iMac, which was first announced to the world a decade ago this summer, is responsible for a significant chunk of Apple’s success. Back in 1998, you’ll remember that it was the brightly coloured, translucent iMac that reaffirmed Apple’s reputation as a hot design house and groundbreaking computer-maker in one.

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    Cyberpower Liquid Gamer Infinity SLI review

    Cyberpower Liquid Gamer Infinity SLI review

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    Performance rigs aren’t having an easy time of it. Budget systems can be picked up for as little as £500 yet can still throw around most games with wanton abandon (at least at lower settings and resolutions). Meanwhile, the graphics market is bereft of high-end cards that warrant spending silly money. CyberPower has an answer to this particularly tricky problem that comes in the form of lots of glowing piping and clock speeds.

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    IT-Partner XTD 2450 review

    IT-Partner XTD 2450 review

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    The XTD has given me a conundrum: it’s a well specced, well-made rig that costs about the same as if you’d bought all the individual bits yourself and spent an age setting it all up. And trying to figure out which component was the offending item stopping the damn thing posting… Of course, I have long been a proponent of building your own PC when it comes to starting from scratch, but rigs like this are starting to make me question my own DIY ethos.

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    PC Specialist Apollo V930 Pro review

    PC Specialist Apollo V930 Pro review

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    When quad-core hits the mainstream you know that it’s a good time to buy. Like the current housing market, prices are falling fast. The difference is, of course, that you won’t have trouble financing a purchase like the Apollo V930: £600 will get you a quad-core PC, widescreen monitor and peripherals.

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    Commodore Gaming XX (2.66 GHz) review

    Commodore Gaming XX (2.66 GHz) review

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    Owning a home computer in the 80s usually meant owning a Commodore. The company was known for producing some of the most popular gaming machines during the 8-bit and 16-bit eras: the VIC-20, C64 and Amiga

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    Philips LRPC7500 review

    Philips LRPC7500 review

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    Philips second-generation media centre PC ticks most of the boxes when it comes to living room system integration. Unlike its name, the Philips LRPC7500 Streamium Freevents is wonderfully small, measuring a mere 45mm high.

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    Computer Planet Intel Core 2 Duo System review

    Computer Planet Intel Core 2 Duo System review

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    Computer Planet is a custom builder with a good pedigree, but when challenged with a £500 budget, we were surprised what we ended up with – and not in a good way

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