Tag: Dell

Printers, eBooks, SmartTVs, Laptops, Tablets and Romance…

A busy day here — both in the office and out and about. Firstly, at CNET, a review of a larger-than-normal printer: Canon Pixma iX6550: “The iX6550 isn’t awash with features, but those after a somewhat compact A3 printer should find it good value.” Then at Geekspeak, two columns covering the rise of the eBook […]

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Dell Inspiron, Optus Mini WiFi, Motorola Defy and More

It’s mid-January already? How did that happen? While most folks took the Christmas/New Year’s week off in late 2010, I’ve bucked with tradition, instead taking it a little easy over the past week. “A Little Easy” in this case involves driving more than 4,000km in the last ten days (and I don’t even like driving), […]

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Computers that work, and those that just don't.

A mix of opinion and reviews today for your reading pleasure. Firstly, at MacTheBlog, an examination of the “It Just Works” Apple culture, and why I think it’s a very bad thing. MacTheBlog: It Doesn’t Just Work: “You know what? Sometimes — more than most Mac fans would like to admit — it just doesn’t […]

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Speakers, printers, laptops and… Bob.

I’ve got to resist the temptation to drop a Blackadder quote in here. Somehow. This week’s Vintage Tech column at PC Authority covers one of Microsoft’s least successful products: Vintage Tech: Looking back at Microsoft Bob: “Managed by Bill Gates’ wife, intended to make Windows simple enough for anybody. So why aren’t we all Bobbing […]

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It's another glorious day in the (reviews) Corps. A day in the Corps is like a day on the farm…

Well, except for every paycheque being a fortune, that is. But I can’t complain, with plenty of work flowing my way right now. Keeping with the Aliens-inspired theme, my review of one very Alien laptop has just gone live at CNET.com.au: Alienware M11x: “Alienware’s a Dell subsidiary, and as such the range of configuration options […]

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