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Should I buy a Canon SELPHY CP1200 Photo Printer?

By Aimée Bradshaw The bottom line: This Canon SELPHY Photo Printer is a great gift idea, so look out for the best deals across Black Friday weekend. This handy little printer uses Dye Sublimation Technology to produce instant prints from your phone. With wireless connectivity, an SD card slot and a USB port, you’ve got…


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Print in colour with this wireless Lexmark laser printer for less than £80 during Black Friday

By Desire Athow Colour laser printers used to cost almost as much as a house a couple of decades ago but now you can afford one for not much more than a peak time train ticket. Meet the Lexmark CS310dn, a colour laser printer that costs only £79.98 at Ebuyer and comes with wireless connectivity…


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Get this wireless HP laser printer for just £20 during Black Friday

By Desire Athow There was a time when you’d probably need to sell a kidney to buy a laser printer. But now these peripherals are almost as cheap as (posh) chips and a great asset for any household or business. Right now, you can get the HP LaserJet Pro M102W for an astonishing value. It…


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Did Intel leave a huge security hole in your brand new PC?

By Darren Allan There’s a huge and extremely worrying range of flaws in newer Intel processors which could allow hackers to take full control over the relevant machines – with millions of PCs potentially affected. After a severe exploit was uncovered by Mark Ermolov and Maxim Goryachy, Moscow-based security experts who work for Positive Technologies…


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Best Computer Speakers 2017: the best audio system for your PC

By Michelle Rae Uy Choosing great computer speakers is almost as delicate of a business as choosing a great computer. Alongside the price and the aesthetic, there are other more technical things to consider. Do they deliver excellent clarity? Are the low, mid and high frequencies well balanced, or is there too much high, making…


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Buying business printers? Here is what you need to know

By Desire Athow Think acquiring a business printer is an easy task? Think again. While a printer’s primary feature is to print, there are so many permutations on the market that it would be foolish to assume that one printer is similar to the next one just because it sports almost identical specifications. Should you…


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Roccat’s got some rocking Black Friday deals on gaming keyboards and mice

By Darren Allan Roccat has unleashed a clutch of (extended) Black Friday deals which are live now and will run through until the end of November, with savings of 30% on gaming keyboards, mice and a headset at Currys/PCWorld. More mouse for your money There are plenty of bargains to get your teeth into then…


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AMD’s graphics solutions are more popular than Nvidia’s in the ‘real world’

By Darren Allan If you go by Steam’s figures, Nvidia is a long way ahead of AMD in the GPU world, but a new survey of Firefox users has shown that the reverse is actually true – or at least that AMD is slightly ahead, if not streets in front. The Firefox Hardware Survey takes…


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AMD vs Intel: the 16-core showdown

By Matt Hanson The past few years have seen something of a plateau when it came to consumer processor technology, but this year both AMD and Intel have come out swinging with mighty 16-core behemoths. AMD was first out of the gate with its Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, which features 16 cores, 32 threads, a base…


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Nvidia CEO believes AMD has suffered a ‘great loss’ and Intel is playing GPU catch-up

By Darren Allan Nvidia just posted some impressive financial results, and the company is certainly in a buoyant mood, with the CEO taking the time to divulge his thoughts on the recently-revealed AMD and Intel partnership in laptop CPUs, as well as the defection of a key executive from the former to the latter. The…


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Best 4K Monitors 2017: top Ultra-HD monitors and displays

By Michelle Rae Uy 4K or Ultra-HD was once the long sought-after pinnacle of computing, and now it’s an everyday staple for users. From operating systems and PC applications to games, everything is practically now designed for ultra high-definition resolution display, giving users a bigger, crisper work and gaming surface. And these 4K monitors are…


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Leaked benchmarks for Intel CPUs with AMD graphics are exciting news for laptop gamers

By Darren Allan Intel and AMD may be processor rivals, but as we saw at the start of this week, they’ve got together to produce a new Intel Core H laptop CPU which will feature Radeon graphics – and benchmarks have just leaked showing the power of Intel’s chips which have integrated AMD GPUs. The…


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The Nvidia Titan Xp Collector’s Edition gets a Star Wars makeover

By Kevin Lee Last week Nvidia teased a new GeForce Titan X Collector’s Edition graphic card was on the way and now they’ve been revealed to be a special Star Wars tie-in. While we expected the GPU to be a fresh new launch for CES 2018, in reality they’re a reskin coming just in time…


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SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset offers the best of both worlds for gaming and chat

By Darren Allan SteelSeries has introduced a new Arctis gaming headset with a clever trick up its sleeve: the ability to hear audio from both a Bluetooth source and a wired connection at the same time. You can hook up the Arctis 3 Bluetooth to a PC (or Mac, or console) via the cable and…


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Nvidia vs AMD: which should be your next graphics card?

By Gabe Carey While console gaming sees the rivalry between PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X, PC gamers are equally zealous about the conflict of Nvidia vs AMD, the two top graphics card companies . Unfortunately, if you don’t pledge brand loyalty to either of these companies, it’s easy to get left behind in the…


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