Archive for Paul Lester

  • Canon Pixma MP495
    3.5 out of 5

    Canon Pixma MP495

    By 21 April 2011

    There’s a growing range of printers and all-in-ones for budget or casual users, and Canon has always had a healthy selection of models that won’t break the bank. It’s newest range includes the MP495 - retailing for £79, it’s currently available...

  • Samsung ML-1865
    3.5 out of 5

    Samsung ML-1865

    By 4 April 2011

    As cheap and versatile as all-in-one devices are these days, not everyone wants to pay for features they’re unlikely to use, and the humble monochrome laserjet still has a place in the market. Samsung boosts the range available with the new ML-1865;...

  • Canon Pixma MG6150  review
    4 out of 5

    Canon Pixma MG6150 review

    By 31 March 2011

    Higher up the scale in Canon’s new range of Pixma printers is the MG6150, an all-in-one device that combines print, scan and copy functionality in a sleek black chassis that boasts a 3-inch colour display that can be tilted upwards for better visibility....

  • Mio Navman V575 TV
    2.5 out of 5

    Mio Navman V575 TV

    By 7 March 2011

    Mobile phones have been cutting into the MP3 player market for some time now, and with more and more handhelds offering built-in GPS and car kits to provide navigational aides for drivers and ramblers, we’d expect the dedicated in-car satnav market...

  • Lexmark Genesis S815
    3.5 out of 5

    Lexmark Genesis S815

    By 1 March 2011

    It’s not often you see something a bit different in the printer/AIO market but Lexmark has produced a device that should turn a few heads in the Genesis S815. Most immediately striking are the aesthetics, since it utilises an innovative vertical design...

  • Q-waves Quicklink HD
    3 out of 5

    Q-waves Quicklink HD

    By 24 February 2011

    Media streamers and internet connected TVs have provided consumers with some very capable ways in which to watch digital media and online video on the big screen, but it’s surprising not to have seen a capable, generic solution to simply send audio...

  • HP Photosmart eStation C510
    3 out of 5

    HP Photosmart eStation C510

    By 28 January 2011

    It’s been well publicised that 2011 will be “the year of the tablet”, and with the new version of Android on the way, rumours of a new iPad gathering momentum and a handful of capable devices doing the rounds at the moment, there should be plenty...

  • HP Photosmart CN503b
    3.5 out of 5

    HP Photosmart CN503b

    By 26 January 2011

    HP takes another stab at the home all-in-one market with its new Photosmart series, which includes the mid-range CN503b - a printer/copier/scanner inkjet device that distinguishes itself from many rivals through the use of a 2.4-inch full colour touchscreen...

  • Archos 101 Internet Tablet
    4 out of 5

    Archos 101 Internet Tablet

    By 21 January 2011

    Apple has done an excellent job of carving an “elitist” niche for itself in the portable audio and video player market, something that has been reaffirmed most recently with the success of the iPad. Since its products frequently come under criticism...

  • Nokia C3
    3.5 out of 5

    Nokia C3

    By 15 December 2010

    Touchscreen devices have taken off in a big way in the mobile marketplace, but despite the undoubted benefits of large screens and intuitive controls, many users are still averse to giving up a tactile keypad. Nokia is one of a handful of companies to...

  • Archos 32 Internet Tablet
    3.5 out of 5

    Archos 32 Internet Tablet

    By 13 December 2010

    Archos has long been at the forefront of the PMP market and by updating its portables with wireless connectivity and most recently the Android OS, it attempts to fight off competition from rivals and high-end mobile phones. The Archos 32 could easily...

  • Samsung BX2350
    4 out of 5

    Samsung BX2350

    By 10 November 2010

    There’s no shortage of choice in the LCD panel market at the moment, and while many manufacturers are now orienting themselves towards the LED-backlighting market few have done it in such a stylish way as Samsung. While a rather subjective claim, its...

  • iRiver T8
    3 out of 5

    iRiver T8

    By 23 July 2010

    It would be ambitious to say that iRiver has ever “nailed” the MP3 player market with a killer device, but it's certainly been mentioned in the same breath as some of the major players over the years, so it was with some intrigue that we noted the...

  • LaCie Rugged Safe
    4 out of 5

    LaCie Rugged Safe

    By 14 July 2010

    Lacie continues its range of “ruggedised” portable storage/media access devices with the new Rugged Safe, a similarly styled device with one immediately redeeming feature - the presence of a biometric authentication module. Or, to you and me, a fingerprint...

  • Benq V2410T monitor
    4 out of 5

    Benq V2410T monitor

    By 6 July 2010

    If you're looking for something a little more "flexible" than your average LCD screen, you'll find a fairly limited selection of displays that offer height, tilt and swivel adjustment that are complemented by decent performance and a reasonable price....

  • HannsG HL231 monitor
    4 out of 5

    HannsG HL231 monitor

    By 29 June 2010

    HannsG has been setting its stall out in the LCD display market in recent times, and has recently made the transition to LED-based displays with the slimline HL231. Impressively slight at around 18mm thick, this is a 23-inch model at 16:9 aspect and a...

  • Viewsonic VX2739wm monitor
    3.5 out of 5

    Viewsonic VX2739wm monitor

    By 15 June 2010

    Developments in modern displays and associated devices have made it increasingly feasible to watch video and television on "computer" monitors, with the only real drawback being their relatively small size. Viewsonic addresses this particular issue with...

  • Kaspersky PURE - PC
    3.5 out of 5

    Kaspersky PURE - PC

    By 3 June 2010

    Kaspersky has recently updated its range of security software to include the new Kaspersky PURE, an all-singing, all-dancing suite that does far more than simply protect against and remove threats. Elevating this particular group of tools above many rivals...

  • HANNspree HannsBook SN10E24 notebook
    3.5 out of 5

    HANNspree HannsBook SN10E24 notebook

    By 31 May 2010

    There's no shortage of choice if you're in the market for a netbook at the moment, and HANNspree has recently extended this further with the introduction of its Hannsbook SN10E24. Available in a choice of three colours - pearl black, burgundy red or pearl...

  • Viewsonic VMP74 media streamer
    4 out of 5

    Viewsonic VMP74 media streamer

    By 7 May 2010

    Viewsonic has recently taken a bold step into the media streamer market with its VMP74 HD digital media player, a superbly slimline rival to larger and more expensive alternatives that offers a range of modern features and functionality. Capable of streaming...

  • Sunbelt Software VIPRE Antivirus Premium - PC
    4 out of 5

    Sunbelt Software VIPRE Antivirus Premium - PC

    By 6 May 2010

    Sunbelt Software has been quietly plying a trade in a crowded market with its own form of antivirus and system security, the most recent of which is Antivirus Premium 4.0. Aimed at those who prefer a "set and forget" solution to being bogged down with...

  • Dell 1130 printer review
    3.5 out of 5

    Dell 1130 printer review

    By 29 April 2010

    Dell has proven itself pretty capable in the printer market in the past and adds a couple of dedicated mono lasers to its range in the 1130 series. Aside from the fact that the 1130n adds network access and faster print speeds, they are effectively the...

  • PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus 2010
    3 out of 5

    PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus 2010

    By 13 April 2010

    PC Tools has its work cut out with Spyware Doctor and Antivirus these days, and with a range of low-priced rival suites available it’s left to those who are happy with the Windows firewall or have a dedicated alternative handy to consider a purchase....

  • Popcorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank
    3.5 out of 5

    Popcorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank

    By 24 March 2010

    Following our report that AdvancedMP3Players has begun to stock the Popcorn Hour C-200 for the UK market, we’ve managed to get our hands on a unit and have put it through its paces. The successor to the popular A-100/110 builds on the key areas that...

  • Norton 360 4.0 - PC
    4.5 out of 5

    Norton 360 4.0 - PC

    By 18 March 2010

    Symantec came up with some interesting new developments in system security last year, with the well publicised Quorum and System Insight tools offering faster, more efficient scans and an unprecedented amount of information for users who would benefit...