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Business laptops: Samsung QX510

The Samsung QX510's metallic lid, black base and silver interior place it firmly between the established ‘home’ and ‘office’ aesthetics. The 15.6-inch display runs at the common 1366 x 768 resolution – workable enough f...

Review: Nintendo 3DS

In June of last year at the E3 Expo in Tokyo, Nintendo announced the new branch of its DS handheld game consoles, the 3DS. It was one of the biggest stories at E3 last year. After what has seemed like a very long wait, it’s finally here. But i...

Preview: Portal 2

Aperture Science estimates a review of Portal 2's single player campaign will be online by Tuesday the 26th of April at 10:00am. After 4.4 hours of play time I'm at 50% completion, and it's hard to overstate my satisfaction.

Gears of War 3 multiplayer: First impressions

On Thursday of last week I was lucky enough to get my hands on a beta code for the Gears of War 3 online multiplayer. Unfortunately at this point only media, testers and developers have access – those who bought first-person shooter Bulletstor...

Creative SoundBlaster Tactic3D Sigma

In March’s PC World we reviewed Creative’s Draco HS-850 gaming headset. In April's issue we have a higher-end model: the SoundBlaster Tactic3D Sigma. Both headsets are closed, have detachable noise-cancelling microphones and are black wi...

Business laptops: Sony VAIO S

This is part of a larger feature on business laptops that ran in April's issue of PC World. The rest will be up shortly, but in the meantime you can view the benchmarks from our tests or have a look at the [Asus B43J from the same roundup.

Preview: PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter

In early March, PC World staff got the chance to go to Sony Computer Entertainment’s Auckland offices for an hour of hands-on time with the PlayStation Move attachment, the Sharp Shooter.

A4tech X7 G800

I had to laugh when I went to check out the X7 G800 gaming keyboard on A4tech’s website – word for word, here is one of their selling points: “5-Star waterproof design - lets you keep your eyes on the game – eat, spill, sweat...

A4tech X7 Oscar

A4tech’s latest gaming mouse looks aggressive enough to best even the toughest man in a fight. There’s more to this mouse than rockstar appearances, though – it comes with a host of cool features to assist your gameplay, including ...

Hands-on preview: Homefront

Set in a future America occupied by North Korean forces, Homefront is a relentless first person shooter in the gameplay style of Call of Duty.

Samsung SF510

More of Samsung’s newly-released range of laptops keep showing up in our office, and we’re more than happy to keep putting them to the test (actually, we ‘stole’ this one during a visit to Samsung’s PR company –ed...

Preview: Google CR-48

Curious about Chrome OS? Shut down every app on your PC except Google Chrome (the browser), and maximize that window. Voilà! It looks like Chrome OS. Add a few apps from the Chrome App Store, and you’ll have an exact replica.

Samsung R540E

When we got the R540E in, I was pretty excited. I had to lend my laptop to someone else, so I got the chance to live with this bad boy from Samsung as my primary computer for three weeks. I used it on a daily basis for everything – gaming, bro...

Gateway LT23

When reviewing netbooks there are four Ps I look for: portability, performance, a practical keyboard, and prettiness.

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