Panasonic U1
April 1st, 2009

How comfortable it is to use is another matter. It’s designed to be held with one hand thanks to the harness attached to the back, but it’s not a light device. Nor is typing on the keyboard easy — despite the keys being as prominently and evenly spaced as they can be — or easy to see what you’re doing on the 5.6 inch screen.

NEC Versa P8210
May 9th, 2006

The ExpressCard slot fits the remote control that can theoretically drive everything on the computer, from watching a DVD to playing slideshows or music. What’s more, the audio out port is S/PDIF enabled.

Toshiba Portege R400
May 21st, 2007

The latest entry into the field is the Toshiba Portege R400, one of the first tablet PCs built especially for Windows Vista, and one that makes good use of Vista features including the new Journal software that recognises handwriting when the device is in tablet mode.

HTC Touch
March 1st, 2008

It is possible to use only your finger if you mostly restrict yourself to phone functions through the TouchFlo system. Touch the logo at the bottom of the screen and sweep your finger up the screen and TouchFlo swings up onto the display.

Motorola S9 Bluetooth headphones and D650 iPod adapter, MX Air, Maxtor OneTouch Plus 4
March 25th, 2008

Some gadgets have some practical use but make you feel like a villain in a James Bond film sporting all the coolest gear, and the MX Air is one. It’s a wireless mouse that works the normal way (ie on a desktop) via a small USB transceiver. But pick it up and wave it in the air and the gyroscope in the body of the device transmits your movements to the tranceiver.

Apple MacBook Pro
October 1st, 2007

The hard disk is 160Gb. In practical terms we ran two heavy-use user accounts — both of them crammed with settings, utilities and software for creative pros — and stored about 20 full movie files before we managed to fill it up.

Fujitsu Lifebook L2010 Fujitsu's aptly named Lifebook series of notebooks are living up to their ...
October 21st, 2003

Lenovo W700ds Price: $3,899 Pitched as a mobile workstation for graphics professionals, the Lenovo W700ds ...
January 6th, 2010

Core 2 Duo sets the pace in chip wars $2,999 RRP This isn't the first time The West has looked at the ...
October 24th, 2006

Toshiba NB200 Price: $949 (CHECK) We've never been impressed with netbooks at The West, but ...
January 13th, 2010

Apple MacBook Pro $2,399 Notice anything different about the Mac? Besides the high profile dumping of ...
July 11th, 2006

HP 4510s 7/10 $1,489 Pros: Great keyboard design, inviting finish Cons: Lightscribe needs work If there were only ...
January 1st, 2010

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