From the Magazine

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook

Good audio on a notebook. No, really!

Month Reviewed: February 2005
Verdict: 9 Kickass

In its search for fertile markets, Creative has finally tackled the last bastion of piss-pour audio: notebooks.

ATI Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition

The fastest videocard we’ve ever tested--by a hair

Month Reviewed: February 2005
Verdict: 8

We’re starting to get tired of the old videocard leapfrog game, which goes something like this: The two major videocard manufacturers start with a major refresh of their product lines, releasing new GPU cores that demonstrate incredible performance advancements over the previous generation of chips.

January 2005

Big Gigantic Technology Preview
Take a look at the gear of next year! Concepts taht were once little more than geek bedtime fantasies are finally arriving.

New Year, New Projects

By George Jones

This month, we take a long, hard look at 19 new PC technologies that promise to evolve your PC’s performance and functionality to new levels.

The Superiority of Designer Genes

By Tom R. Halfhill

While AMD and Intel boast about their upcoming dual-core processors, how would you like a computer with 131,072 processors? For a few million dollars, it’s yours.

All This and Headcrabs Too

By Thomas L. McDonald

For a little while there, it seemed like Vivendi Universal would take Valve Software’s Half-Life 2 ball and spike it at the 10 yard line out of pure pique.


January 2005 - The Breakthrough

In the PDF archive of the January 2005 issue, you can find:

  • Amazing new technologies will reinvent your PC
  • How fast is Intel's new 3.8ghz Pentium 4J?
  • 36 Lab Tests
  • Half-Life 2 Exclusive!
  • Power Supply Showdown
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Rig of the Month
  • The Watchdog
  • And a whole lot more!

Click the big giant cover image to the right to download the PDF archive today!

Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth

Second-gen keyboard/mouse makes steady advances

Month Reviewed: December 2004
Verdict: 8

This latest Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse combo corrects many of the problems we had with Microsoft’s initial Bluetooth desktop.

HP F2304

The best LCD we've seen

Now imagine the glory of SDM-P234 times two! While we were evaluating Sony’s monitor, the f2304 was by its side running the exact same DisplayMate scripts and real-world content via a DVI splitter box.