April 2007


April 2007 - Hardcore Hardware Head-to-Head

The complete PDF archive of the April 2007 edition of Maximum PC, every article included, every page posted! Download it now!


Another reason not to upgrade to Vista

Will discovers the magic Land of Too Many Versions and pillages Castle Vista

Fast Forward: Intel's Transistor 'Breakthrough'

Intel 'reveals; the first metal-gate transistors with high-k gate dielectrics. Just like they did three years ago. High-k what now?

Game Theory: Wandering the Fringes

Enthusiasts drive fringe gaming communities. While pretending to drive 18-wheelers.

Cambridge SoundWorks PlayDock Zen

Batteries or AC. Video-out or stereo line-in. We like options. And so we like the Cambridge Soundworks PlayDock Zen.  


Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 7000

The problem with having a PC in your living room is simple. It’s the mouse. Mousing on the couch is a royal pain in the ass.

Resting your mouse hand on your leg, on a couch arm, or on one of your couch buddies just doesn’t work. That’s why we were excited to see that Microsoft’s new living-room keyboards ship with an integrated mousing surface. We just didn’t understand why the company also included a wireless mouse.

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Belkin Cable-Free USB Hub

When we heard about Belkin’s Cable-Free USB Hub, our first thought was, “Yes! Now we can move our iPod A/V dock next to our TV in the living room and still sync the player with iTunes on our PC in the den.” Ha! This device’s range is so poor it barely reaches across the room.

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TBI Audio Systems Majestic Diamond I Speakers

We love little speakers that deliver big sound--especially the new Majestic Diamond I from TBI Audio Systems


Doghouse Electronics RoverTv Wide Screen

Doghouse Electronics’s RoverTv sits up and begs comparison to the Archos 604, which we named the best digital media player of 2006. But we found this dog just a bit mangy.

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Belkin SportCommand Wireless iPod Controller

This remote costs how much? The Belkin SportCommand is a solid way to interact with your iPod, provided you aren't stuck in a snow drift.