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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

Packard Bell EASYNOTE R5175 laptop
3.5 stars Packard Bell EASYNOTE R5175 laptop By Stephen Patrick

For those not in the know, Packard Bell is the consumer arm of the multi-national computer company, NEC. Their range of desktop and notebook PCs are sold direct to the public through PC World. As you would expect, the focus with the entire range is on... Read more

Sony Vaio VGN-T1XP
3.5 stars Sony Vaio VGN-T1XP By Stephen Patrick

We’ve grown accustomed in the last twelve months to notebooks sporting widescreen displays. The Sony VAIO VGN-T1XP takes this concept and squeezes this concept into an ultraportable chassis that weighs in at a minimum weight of 1.4kg. The widescreen... Read more

Sony Vaio VGN-S2XP
4.5 stars Sony Vaio VGN-S2XP By Stephen Patrick

Sony is the king of the ultraportable notebook. Whether in the form of the design chic of the X505 or the all-in-one functionality of the TR2MP, the company has proven that the VAIO range has something to offer everyone, regardless of your portable needs.... Read more

Alienware Sentia
3.0 stars Alienware Sentia By Stephen Patrick

If you have any interest whatsoever in computer games, at one time or another you will have come across Alienware. They specialise in producing high-end machines with a distinctive look for the gaming enthusiast. Therefore, it comes as something of a... Read more

Toshiba Qosmio E10
4.0 stars Toshiba Qosmio E10 By Stephen Patrick

Toshiba isn't afraid to take a few chances with its notebook range. All you have to do is look back at last year's P20 - the first mobile Media Center in the UK. The P20 was a hulking silver and red machine designed to replace your living room's TV and... Read more

HP iPAQ rx3715
4.0 stars HP iPAQ rx3715 By Stephen Patrick

If you already own a PDA then there is little incentive upgrading. If all you want to do is keep track of your contacts and appointments, even the cheapest handheld will suffice. However, if you want to run the latest applications - such as MPEG video... Read more