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  1. Zoostorm 4-6402 review

    Zoostorm 4-6402 review

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    There are many different tricks that manufacturers can employ to make their tower systems stand out, but PC Next Day hasn't employed any of them.

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    Wired2Fire HellspawnXfire review

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    We do have a bit of a thing for machines with their power supplies at the base - with the help of the tremendous Antec P180 chassis, this machine pulls it off perfectly, allowing for some clever and efficient fan placement.

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    Mesh Elite E6400 review

    Mesh Elite E6400 review

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    When you unpack the Elite E6400 (ANS) you're confronted with the usual Mesh tower system. It looks good enough from a distance and in photographs, but close up the plastic case feels a little cheap

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    HP Pavilion Media Centre M7510.uk review

    HP Pavilion Media Centre M7510.uk review

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    No, it's not a mistake, this really is a Windows Media Center system, complete with digital/analog TV tuner. This isn't quite the bargain it seems, though, because the package we reviewed doesn't include a monitor.

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    Hi-Grade mDMS P60 Mini-PC review

    Hi-Grade mDMS P60 Mini-PC review

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    When we review something, we apportion an amount of time to do it. Unfortunately, much of the time was wasted wrestling with an obscure driver set and fiddling with what appears to be a faulty DVI port

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    Evesham Solar RD review

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    Now that the initial excitement surrounding Core 2 Duo has died down, we can now start to see which chips are being put into which machines, and importantly, at what price points

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    Evesham Mini PC review

    Evesham Mini PC review

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    Evesham's Mini PC behaves just like a regular desktop computer except that it's designed with home entertainment in mind. It runs Windows XP Media Center Edition, the latest incarnation of Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system

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    Evesham Mini PC Plus review

    Evesham Mini PC Plus review

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    Well, it's official: 'good things come in small packages' is no longer just something you say to people under the height of 5ft 8in when they're feeling glum.

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    Dell M2010 review

    Dell M2010 review

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    Now and again there are systems that come along that make you rethink what a PC is. There was a spate of such machines five years ago that challenged the notion of the desktop PC, but lacked the performance...

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    Aria Home Ultra System review

    Aria Home Ultra System review

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    When you're choosing an all-purpose family PC at a reasonable price, you shouldn't expect leading-edge gaming performance

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    Maxdata Favorit 3000 review

    Maxdata Favorit 3000 review

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    The annals of time are packed with occasions of questionable judgement. On a far, far smaller scale in terms of international gravitas, there were also some questionable decisions made when this Maxdata midrange PC was constructed

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    Apple Mac Pro review

    Apple Mac Pro review

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    We've come a long way since Henry Ford. It's a sign of our choice driven times that Apple is no longer even offering a standard configuration for the Mac Pro, the machine that replaces the long-standing Power Mac brand.

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    Philips MCP9350i review

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    Considering that media centre PCs have been around for a year or two, it's a wonder that the bigger brands haven't already saturated the market with the buggers. But it's an area of home cinema that has remained largely exclusive...

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    Zoostorm 5-7503 Advanced PC review

    Zoostorm 5-7503 Advanced PC review

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    When you're choosing a video- and photo-editing PC, a large case probably isn't high on your list of priorities. Yet the Zoostorm's bulk does have its advantages, such as five drive bays which makes it easy to add more hard drives

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    Watford Aries PowerXS 6444 review

    Watford Aries PowerXS 6444 review

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    The Aries PowerXS is one of those PCs that makes an immediate impression, thanks to its stylish, brushed aluminium case. The heavy metal door at the front gives a feeling of quality, although it does have one or two practical issues

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    Mesh Photo 5000 review

    Mesh Photo 5000 review

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    The average PC display comes with some nasty clip-on stand. So it's just as well that the Mesh Photo 5000 utilises ViewSonic's 20.1-inch VP2030B display, which is as far from 'average' as it's possible to get.

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    Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 990 review

    Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 990 review

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    When something of the dimensions and weight of this rig gets sent to us for review, we can't help but feel rather sorry for the poor chaps as they lug it up the stairs to our base of operations

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    Apple 24-inch 2.16GHz iMac Core 2 Duo review

    Apple 24-inch 2.16GHz iMac Core 2 Duo review

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    Pinning down the iMac and who it's aimed at will always be a difficult job, seeing how effortlessly it doubles as both all-round entertainment centre and ultra-competent office workstation.

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    Apple 1.42GHz eMac review

    Apple 1.42GHz eMac review

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    What relevance does the eMac have, especially when you can buy a1.42GHz Mac mini for £399? Actually, if you look closely at the specifications, benchmarks and prices, the eMac is a Mac worth considering

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    Acer Aspire iDea 500 review

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    Acer might not be an immediately familiar name, but as Europe's third-largest vendor of domestic PCs, the company is in a good position to make a splash in the nascent media centre PC market. Yet the Acer Aspire iDea 500 looks less like a PC

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    Zoostorm 1-2302 Economy PC review

    Zoostorm 1-2302 Economy PC review

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    There are many ways that a budget PC can go wrong. A cramped, badlyorganised case; a noisy little fan; too little RAM; or a small HDD. Fortunately, this Zoostorm from PC Nextday doesn't fall foul of any ofthese common economy PC disasters.

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    Mesh ViVa 940 CA review

    Mesh ViVa 940 CA review

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    Intel's Viiv technology has been so overhyped that it's easy to forgetthere are machines around to actually look at. This system arrived atthe PC Answers office without its all-important Viiv sticker. So is ita Viiv system at all?

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    Zoostorm 7-7401 Downloader's Dream review

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    While most get by fine on 300GB or less of data storage, there are those for whom adding new hard drives to the array is a constant process. These are the BitTorrenters, the media-hoarders; and with the advent of HD content

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    Scan 3XS NF5/7950 review

    Scan 3XS NF5/7950 review

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    The world of PC performance is shifting at this very moment, with the balance swinging from one super power to the other. While the battle for processor supremacy still rages, companies are trying to make a buck from the kit that already exists

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    Apple Mac mini 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo review

    Apple Mac mini 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo review

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    So near, and yet so far. The new Mac mini comes within a whisker of being the ultimate home media centre.It'stiny, so it fits perfectly into that shelf underneath your TV. It'sattractive, so no one will complain about having it on public display.

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