From the Magazine

Maximum PC Books!

Maximum PC is proud to announce its first batch of kick-ass PC books, just in time for the holidays!

Each book is 300 pages with zero ads! Listed below are each of the books with information about their content as well as purchasing instructions.

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10

The buffest 7,200rpm drive ever

The first consumer-level hard drive with 16MB of onboard cache has arrived, and it’s kicking buffer and taking names.

The Making of the Dream Machine

Come behind the scenes for the making of DM2004!

Even though we've built a Dream Machine every year since the magazine was founded (back in the Boot days), readers have never seen the Dream Machine in anything other than its final, photo-ready state--until now.


September 2004: Dream Machine

In the PDF archive of the September 2004 issue, you can find:

  • Dream Machine '04
  • MP3 Shootout
  • Case Studies
  • Awesome Product Reviews, including the ATI Radeon X800 Pro!
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Rig of the Month
  • The Watchdog
  • And a whole lot more!

Click the ginormous cover image to the right to download the PDF archive today!

Sharp Actius PC-MM20

Fueled by Transmeta’s new Efficeon CPU, this ultra-light mini-laptop still gets outperformed by Centrino

Month Reviewed: August 2004
Verdict: 8

If you’ve followed our on-and-off love affair with Transmeta CPUs you know the relationship hasn’t been so passionate since Intel’s lovely Pentium M caught our eye.

Canon i9900

Superior-quality prints and blazing-fast speed? You’ve got to be kidding!

If you print a lot of images with your ink jet printer, you know every phase of the process by heart.

iBuypower Battalion-101

Mean, green, and lean, this laptop combines fast performance with a ridiculously low price

Month Reviewed: July 2004
Verdict: 8

Someone at iBuypower must be a Mopar fan, because the Battalion-101 SL-series laptop has to be, just has to be, an homage to Plymouth’s muscle cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which sported the same hi-glow Limelight green colors.But the Battalion-101 has more than color in common with those big block, hemispherical box cars of yore.


June 2004: The Speed Issue

In the PDF archive of the June 2004 issue, you can find:

  • Speed Matters
  • Power Supply Primer
  • Geek Quiz
  • Awesome Game Reviews, including Unreal Tournament 2004 and Far Cry!
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Rig of the Month
  • The Watchdog
  • And a whole lot more!

Click the flippin sweet cover image to the right to download the PDF archive today!

Dell UltraSharp 2001FP

On the surface, the 2001FP clearly has the edge. It’s got a generous 20.1-inch viewable area with a 1600x1200 resolution, a handsome midnight-gray enclosure with silver accents, and an ultra-flexible neck that lets you not only tilt the screen forward and back, but rotate it to a portrait orientation (any videocard worth owning will let you configure the content on your display accordingly).