Stories by James Hutchinson

  • Philips Brilliance 240PW9EB

    For a well-rounded 24in monitor with good colour and contrast, the Philips Brilliance 240PW9EB is a great choice. Colours aren't overly vivid nor are they highly accurate but the balance is acceptable. Additionally, the dynamic contrast ratio technology used -- SmartContrast -- works better than most.

  • New NBN proposal promises faster Internet for homes and businesses

    The Federal Government this morning unveiled its plans for the National Broadband Network (NBN). Spanning eight years and projected to cost $43 billion with split ownership between the Australian government and private telcos, the network will provide 100 megabits per second (Mbps) Internet connections to 90 per cent of Australian homes.

  • SUNA improves iPhone GPS traffic updates

    Intelematics Australia today announced a new version of CLO Software's TrafficAU iPhone app. The new software tells users on which side of the road traffic congestion is occurring and delivers faster updates from the SUNA Traffic Message Channel.

  • Brother MFC-990CW

    Brother's MFC-990CW has all the features and gadgetry anyone will ever need from a device the size of two stacked Yellow Pages. Just don't expect it to print quickly or at the best possible quality.

  • HP Colour LaserJet CP2025dn

    HP's Colour LaserJet CP2025dn is a mid-range printer with a small stature and fast print speeds. Photos won't dry properly when printed on glossy media, but for matte in-house marketing materials the printer is a viable choice.

  • Western Digital My Passport for Mac (500GB)

    The My Passport for Mac is a no-frills external hard drive that lacks the comprehensive connectivity of the more expensive Western Digital My Passport Studio II. It is one of the cheapest external drives on the Australian market and a must-have for anyone who needs a quick and easy backup solution.

  • Canon PIXMA MP980

    Canon's PIXMA MP980 multifunction is a refresh of its predecessor, the PIXMA MP970. This model adds an automatic document feeder, but slower print speeds and lower capacity ink cartridges ultimately make it an uninspiring product.

  • HP Colour LaserJet CM3530fs

    The Colour LaserJet CM3530fs is a mix-and-match of features from low- and high-end office multifunctions, combined with mid-range quality and speed. There are some flaws in the design and basic functionality of this machine, but the CM3530fs remains a competitively priced alternative to full-size photocopiers.

  • Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS ix4-100 Server

    Network-attached storage (NAS) devices are usually the realm of the tech-savvy, with confusing interfaces, lots of associated technical jargon and complicated maintenance. For those who want extensive storage without the complexity, the Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS ix4-100 Server comes to the rescue. This NAS device is easy to set up and easy to use.