Toshiba Folio 100 tablet on its last legs already??

Gerald Lynch Tablet, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

It's been barely ten days since Toshiba launched their Folio 100 tablet in the UK, but already the new slate device's vital signs are beginning to flatline. Launched on November 4th in PC World stores up and down the land,…

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Gallery – Hands on with touchscreen All-in-One PCs from Dell, HP, Sony and Packard Bell

Gerald Lynch Computers, Features, Gallery, Round ups, Tech Digest news 11 Comments

Tech Digest got to have a play around with the latest touchscreen PCs available from PC World today. We've got all the specs and pics you need on the range, including the Dell Inspiron 19 CDC, Packard Bell's onetwo 8020,…

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PC World launch new range of touchscreen All-in-One PCs featuring Sony, HP, Dell and Packard Bell

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PC world have launched an extensive range of touchscreen All-in-One PCs, featuring gear from Sony, HP, Dell and Packard Bell. Top of the pile is the Sony Vaio L11S1E/S All-in-One PC (pictured). Featuring a 25 inch multi-touch touchscreen, the Sony…

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The Advent PQD-9002 desktop PC – available from PC World

Paul Lamkin Computers 1 Comment

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PC World has announced that they’ll be exclusively stocking the Advent PQD-9002 desktop PC. This looks like being a good, media-centre, family PC.

It’s got an AMD Phenom X4 9350, 2GHz, Quad-Core processor with a 512MB ATI Radeon HD4350 graphics card so it should be able to handle gaming pretty well as well as playing video without any lag. There’s 4GB of RAM in there and has a fairly substantial 640GB hard-drive so you can store plenty of media as well.

The Advent PQD-9002 will cost just under £600 with an 18.5-inch LG monitor. It will cost slightly more if you want a bigger screen – 20 and 22-inch monitors are also available. It’s a shame it hasn’t got a Blu-ray drive but it’s not a bad price for what you’re getting.

If you’re interested, order one from PC World.

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Shiny Video Review: Advent 4213 Netbook

Duncan Geere Computers, Laptops / Notebooks, Video Reviews 8 Comments

Zara got her hands on the Advent 4213 netbook the other day, and she liked it a lot. For me though, it seems to be trying to be a full-size laptop, rather than a diminutive netbook. It’s got a 10.2″ screen, a massive hard drive, 1GB of RAM, and it runs Windows XP – three things which I avoided when buying my Aspire One netbook a couple of months ago.

Still, if you’re not the sort of person who wants the full-on Linux-and-SSD netbook experience, then perhaps it’s for you. Check out the video above to see.

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Microsoft Equipt launching in UK next Monday: rent Office software

Andy Merrett Software 2 Comments


Microsoft has announced that it will be launching its Equipt software subscription service in the UK next week. We announced the service in July, when it became available to US customers for $70 per year.

The service offers Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, Windows Live OneCare, and Windows Live tools for an annual subscription of £59.99 (the exchange rate rip-off is at work again). It will initially be sold through PC World.

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PC World launches low-energy Advent Eco PC with decent specs

Andy Merrett Computers 2 Comments


PC World has announced the launch of its new Advent Eco PC, a desktop computer which uses just 25 watts of power, yet hasn’t skimped on specs.

It has a T5250 Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, DVD writer, four USBs and a DVI output, wireless keyboard, and built-in Wi-Fi (hence the big antenna sticking out of the back)…

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Oh noes! DSGi to close 77 Currys.Digital stores

Al W Retail 3 Comments


Following a ‘radical’ review, DSGi retail group which operates Curry, and PC World stores here in the UK, is set to close 77 of its high street Currys.Digital (formerly known as Dixons) stores. The 100 remaining shops will be trialling new formats later in the year and rethinking the product lines they have in stock.

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