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Acer Aspire 5024WLMi
3.5 stars

Acer Aspire 5024WLMi

By Stephen Patrick

Acer possibly releases more notebooks than any other company. Some weeks it seems that you can’t turn around for another model falling onto your desk. To give their models a little differentiation, Acer is part of the growing trend of splitting business... Read more

Mio Digiwalker 269 plus
3.0 stars

Mio Digiwalker 269 plus

By Stephen Patrick

If there is one technology that is driving handsets sales it is GPS (Global Positioning Systems). While an in-car solution will cost upwards of £2000 as part of a new car installation, the DIY route taken by the DigiWalker and its ilk comes in at a fraction... Read more

Toshiba Satelite M50 laptop
3.5 stars

Toshiba Satelite M50 laptop

By Stephen Patrick

There was a time when Toshiba was seen as a company that was only appealing to the business user. Thankfully, those days are over, with Toshiba offering machines to suit all walks of life. The Satellite M50 is aimed at home users who are looking for a... Read more

ADVENT 7078 laptop
3.5 stars

ADVENT 7078 laptop

By Stephen Patrick

We love the Internet because it gives us everything we want. Whether it’s news, reviews, games or shopping it’s all here to be consumed. But there is a world out there that the net savvie must walk down and it’s called the High Street - try it some... Read more

Toshiba Portégé R200
4.0 stars

Toshiba Portégé R200

By Stephen Patrick

There is no manufacturer that can match Toshiba for its length of service to the notebook industry. With 20 years under its belt, the company has helped establish the market. For the main part, that market has been in supplying business travellers. So... Read more

HP IPAQ HW6515 Mobile Messenger
3.5 stars

HP IPAQ HW6515 Mobile Messenger

By Stephen Patrick

Just as the great unwashed now think that all things MP3 is called an iPod, so there was a time when all handheld devices were simply known as iPAQs. This must have annoyed most vendors, especially Palm, but HP was never heard to complain. Now, the company... Read more

Garmin GPS 10 Deluxe
4.0 stars

Garmin GPS 10 Deluxe

By Stephen Patrick

Got a car? If so, in the last year you’ll have been bombarded with information about in-car sat-nav and how you can’t live without it. The catch is, buyng it at point of sale can add £3000 to the price of the car. So, the best option is to go the... Read more

HP MP3135w projector
4.0 stars

HP MP3135w projector

By Stephen Patrick

When it comes to making a big impression in your living space, you can opt for a plasma screen and put up with it dominating the room. Or, you can go for a projector - it’s just as versatile but when you don’t want to use it you don’t have to see... Read more

ASUS W2V Laptop
4.5 stars

ASUS W2V Laptop

By Stephen Patrick

The black-brushed aluminium of the chassis screams “touch me”. The detail of which is followed through to the main chassis. The mouse buttons are aluminium. It is cool to the touch and feels fantastic. Can it get any better? We take a look. Before... Read more

Acer TravelMate 4401LMi
4.5 stars

Acer TravelMate 4401LMi

By Stephen Patrick

Twelve months ago you’d have been hard pushed to find a notebook that offered anything like good all-round performance for less than a grand. Today, they are commonplace and have little to differentiate themselves other than price. Acer has become something... Read more

Toshiba Libretto U100 Laptop
4.0 stars

Toshiba Libretto U100 Laptop

By Stephen Patrick

Toshiba has been designing and manufacturing notebooks for 20 years, starting with the T110 in 1985, which weighed in at over 7kg, had a battery life of 60 minutes and green LCD screen. To celebrate, the company has chosen to reinstate one of its older... Read more

HP Compaq TC4200 Tablet PC
4.0 stars

HP Compaq TC4200 Tablet PC

By Stephen Patrick

When you think about Tablet PC you may well think about the hype surrounding its launch. True, it hasn’t quite matched the sales of notebooks in the last 12 months, nor has it become the essential device we were supposed to believe it was. However,... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-FS215Z Laptop
3.5 stars

Sony VAIO VGN-FS215Z Laptop

By Stephen Patrick

The idea of the multimedia notebook isn't exactly new, as most manufacturers have promised to deliver and done little more than put a TV tuner into a portable. When it comes to multimedia there can be no one better than Sony. However, rather than take... Read more

Acer Ferrari 4000 Laptop
4.5 stars

Acer Ferrari 4000 Laptop

By Stephen Patrick

Acer hasn't been too shy about its sponsorship of the Ferrari racing team and the deal hasn't been all one-sided, as the Ferrari notebooks are one of Acer's top-selling mobile lines. The Ferrari 4000 is the fourth re-invention of the line and by far the... Read more

Dialogue FlyBook Laptop
3.5 stars

Dialogue FlyBook Laptop

By Stephen Patrick

The Flybook is the first device which Italian-based Dialogue have launched into the UK market and from first appearances is set to cause something of a stir. The adoption of Tablet PCs hasn’t been as rapid as either Microsoft or the hardware vendors... Read more

PalmOne LifeDrive PDA
3.5 stars

PalmOne LifeDrive PDA

By Stephen Patrick

PalmOne may be responsible in recent years for developing and dominating the PDA market. Its operating system is easy to use, developers love creating applications and possibly the most important reason: it's stable. However, therein lies the problem,... Read more

Toshiba Qosmio G20 Laptop
4.5 stars

Toshiba Qosmio G20 Laptop

By Stephen Patrick

When it comes to notebooks specifically for the living room, there are very few companies that come close to the various offerings from Toshiba in the last two years. The initial Qosmio, released in 2004, tried to be more than a simple laptop but tried... Read more

Garmin Streetpilot C330 GPS
4.0 stars

Garmin Streetpilot C330 GPS

By Stephen Patrick

As little as eighteen months ago, the idea of adding GPS to your car was something only those buying a high-end number or able to afford a two-grand post-purchase solution were capable of. The introduction of GPS into PDAs forced a re-think of the market... Read more

Dell Inspiron XPS GEN 2 laptop
4.0 stars

Dell Inspiron XPS GEN 2 laptop

By Stephen Patrick

Notebooks aren't exactly known for their upgrade options, so why should gamers, who need state of the art equipment, shell out for a solution such as the Dell Inspiron XP Gen 2? The simple answer is: LAN parties. If you've ever seen a gamer carrying around... Read more

PalmOne Treo 650
4.0 stars

PalmOne Treo 650

By Stephen Patrick

There was a time when the Palm operating system could do no wrong. The best handhelds ran the OS and all the cool, cutting-edge features you expected from a PDA could be found on all Palm devices. So it seems that a little strange that the changes PalmOne... Read more

Toshiba Tecra A4
3.5 stars

Toshiba Tecra A4

By Stephen Patrick

Toshiba has been making notebooks for the last twenty years and in that time it has been the number one choice for business buyers. True, Toshiba's business notebooks may not exude style but they are well built, and suited and booted for business. The... Read more

Acer Aspire 1691WLMi
4.5 stars

Acer Aspire 1691WLMi

By Stephen Patrick

In the last three years, Acer has staked a claim for itself as one of the more affordable brands of notebook. While this, in some respects, may have been to the detriment of looks and finish, you’d certainly opt for a Sony or even a HP, than choose... Read more

Samsung Q30
4.0 stars

Samsung Q30

By Stephen Patrick

All notebooks are portable, where else would we opt to spend money on them if they didn't allow us to use them whenever and wherever we liked? However, not all notebooks are created equal, as only the slimmest and lightest can truly attest to being ultraportable.... Read more

AVERATEC C3500
3.0 stars

AVERATEC C3500

By Stephen Patrick

The Tablet PC has never caught the imagination in quite the same way that Microsoft or many of the hardware vendors who signed up to be partners had envisioned. True, it has found niche markets in both business and education but for the most part, people... Read more

SONY Vaio VGN-T2XP
4.5 stars

SONY Vaio VGN-T2XP

By Stephen Patrick

When it comes to choosing a notebook with portability in mind, you can do nothing more than check out the latest notebooks from Sony. With its S and T Series', the company has all but sewn up the ultraportable market. When it comes to producing dependable... Read more

DELL INSPIRON 6000 laptop
4.0 stars

DELL INSPIRON 6000 laptop

By Stephen Patrick

It seems you can’t open a newspaper these days without a flood of leaflets falling out. At least one of those leaflets will be for the latest Dell discounts at prices that can’t be ignored. In this respect the Dell Inspiron 6000 is very much in keeping... Read more

HP COMPAQ NC6220
3.5 stars

HP COMPAQ NC6220

By Stephen Patrick

HP is placing a lot of faith into its new business range of notebooks. Having decided that it made a number of mistakes with the previous version of the Compaq line, it has decided that safe is best. To this end, the HP Compaq nc6220 has that corporate... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-A397XP
4.0 stars

Sony VAIO VGN-A397XP

By Stephen Patrick

If you’re in the market for a desktop replacement notebook, size isn’t something you’re too concerned about, what it needs is power. Step up Sony’s latest desktop alternative in the form of the VAIO VGN-A397XP. One look at this machine and you... Read more

Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox 420
4.0 stars

Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox 420

By Stephen Patrick

When it comes to choosing a Pocket PC, most buyers will instantly think of HP and its range of iPAQs and who can blame them? However, there are an increasing number of manufacturers who are getting their act together and threatening the once all-dominant... Read more

ASUS W5 laptop
4.5 stars

ASUS W5 laptop

By Stephen Patrick

Let’s get something out of the way first; when we were first shown the W5 we were informed that it was designed with female notebook users in mind. Apart from the fact that you can get this notebook in either icy white or in a lacquered black colour,... Read more

HP iPAQ HX2750
3.5 stars

HP iPAQ HX2750

By Stephen Patrick

When it comes to choosing a Pocket PC there is little or no need to look elsewhere than at the HP iPAQ line-up. The company has dominated the market since day one and now with its new range offering something for everyone, there are no visible gaps in... Read more

Toshiba Portege M300 laptop
4.5 stars

Toshiba Portege M300 laptop

By Stephen Patrick

When we think of Toshiba notebooks we either think of their impressive Qosmio range, which combines TV and multimedia in one box; or its Satellite range of boxy but powerful desktop alternatives. However, Toshiba also does a fine line of ultraportables... Read more

Sony Vaio VGN-S3XP laptop
4.0 stars

Sony Vaio VGN-S3XP laptop

By Stephen Patrick

You may be thinking that we recently reviewed this notebook, and in many respects you'll be right. However, Sony is never wont to sit on its laurels and it has already upgraded the specification of the VAIO S Series sufficiently to see it as a whole new... Read more

Acer Aspire 1524WLMi
4.5 stars

Acer Aspire 1524WLMi

By Stephen Patrick

In the last eighteen months, Acer has emerged as one of the most aggressive notebook vendors in Europe. So much so that the company is now the leading notebook vendor across Europe. The secret behind this success has been the ability to offer a wide range... Read more

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V2010
3.0 stars

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V2010

By Stephen Patrick

Fujitsu Siemens may not be the first company you think of as manufacturing notebooks but in the last two years the company has improved its range to such an extent that it is now one of the top five suppliers in Europe. The secret behind this success... Read more

Asus A6NE
4.0 stars

Asus A6NE

By Stephen Patrick

Asus may not be a brand name that you are immediately aware of but if you’ve bought any form of computer equipment in the last five years then likely as not, Asus would have had some hand in either the designing or the building of it. The company makes... Read more

HP Pavilion DV1066
4.0 stars

HP Pavilion DV1066

By Stephen Patrick

HP might be one of the leading notebook manufacturers, but is its latest model - the DV 1066 - up to scratch for the home user? We take a look to see if the Pavilion DV1066 aimed at those who are looking for something a little more media friendly than... Read more

Sanyo S750
3.5 stars

Sanyo S750

By Stephen Patrick

We’ve come to believe that your choice of mobile phone says more about what you are than who you are. But one thing is clear; we all like to think we’re ahead of the technology curve. Sanyo may be a late entrant into the UK mobile phone market - this... Read more

Dell Axim X50v
4.0 stars

Dell Axim X50v

By Stephen Patrick

When it comes to designing Pocket PC devices there are very few unique designs. All tend to follow the example of the market leading HP iPAQ. Not Dell. Since the introduction of its Axim line, Dell has ploughed its own, some would say ugly, furrow. Not... Read more

Packard Bell Easynote C3 laptop
3.0 stars

Packard Bell Easynote C3 laptop

By Stephen Patrick

Can you really get a notebook for under £600? We put the Packard Bell C3 through its paces. When it comes to choosing the right notebook, it seems that the old saying ‘you get what you pay for' can still be justified. If you want a notebook to match... Read more

Toshiba Qosmio G1
4.0 stars

Toshiba Qosmio G1

By Stephen Patrick

There are few manufacturers who are willing to try and push the design of the average notebook than Toshiba. In the last two years, it has moved from a company that designs grey boring boxes to one of the most innovative designers around. The Qosmio G10... Read more

Sony Vaio PCG-K315Z
3.5 stars

Sony Vaio PCG-K315Z

By Stephen Patrick

When it comes to choosing the right notebook, it is often best to consider the most common situation it will be used in. There is little point in buying an ultraportable machine if it will spend most of its life being used on a desk. Which brings us to... Read more

Terratec Grabster AV 400 mobile
3.0 stars

Terratec Grabster AV 400 mobile

By Stephen Patrick

Video editing has come to the laptop, but can your humble laptop be turned into a video editing console just like that, without trading it in for a Vaio? We test the Grabster from Terratec to see if the promise lives up to the hype.For a long time, the... Read more

Fujitsu Siemens LOOX 720
4.0 stars

Fujitsu Siemens LOOX 720

By Stephen Patrick

Fujitsu Siemens may not be the first company you think of when deciding on a PDA but with the release of the LOOX 720 that may be about to change. We recently reviewed the HP iPAQ hx2410, which offers dual expansion and dual wireless connectivity - in... Read more

HP IPAQ HX2410 pda
4.0 stars

HP IPAQ HX2410 pda

By Stephen Patrick

The HP iPAQ range has been given an overhaul in recent months. However, it has taken the company until now to change the design of its biggest selling handheld - the h2200 series - in favour of a more utilitarian design. The reason that its predecessor... Read more

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P7010
4.5 stars

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P7010

By Stephen Patrick

We’re great fans of the Sony VAIO aesthetic - notebooks that look as good as they run. So it was something of a surprise when the Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P7010 arrived as it screams Sony. So much so, that it feels as though the Fujitsu Siemens design... Read more

HP IPAQ HX4700
4.0 stars

HP IPAQ HX4700

By Stephen Patrick

Your choice of PDA says as much about you as your mobile phone or your choice of notebook. Opt for something basic and the likelihood is that you'll use it for work but not show it off in the pub. It's a sad fact of life that choosing the wrong PDA will... Read more

Tapwave Zodiac 2
3.5 stars

Tapwave Zodiac 2

By Stephen Patrick

When you are commuting to work in the morning, do you look around at the increasing number of PDAs that are being used on public transport? Chances are that only a small portion of them will be used for anything other than playing games. The Tapwave Zodiac... Read more

PalmOne Tungsten T5
3.5 stars

PalmOne Tungsten T5

By Stephen Patrick

Is it an Indispensable business device or another tool to make you a slave to work? With the new T5 PDA from PalmOne we've given it to two of our reviewers, Stephen Patrick and our Gizmogirl Debbie Davies to find out.She said: Building a wall to wall... Read more

Asus MyPal A730
3.5 stars

Asus MyPal A730

By Stephen Patrick

The competition is heating up in the mobile device market, as more multimedia punch is being packed into ever-smaller packages. To keep up with the times, PDA manufacturers are touting their latest models as all-in-one organisers and multimedia tools.... Read more