Category: Review

Dixons.co.uk Customer Service 0

Dixons.co.uk Customer Service

The Nintendo DSi comes out in a matter of days and I’m sure that, come Christmas, it’s going to be nigh-on impossible to get hold of. So I thought I’d pre-order one now, in preparation for my daughters Christmas present (or sooner if she’s good!). The two cheapest retailers appear to be Amazon and Dixons, at £145. However, I had an affiliate money off code of £5 for Dixons, making that £140. So, I sign in to the Dixons website...

EASEUS Partition Master 0

EASEUS Partition Master

Review of the free EASEUS Partition Master software – a bit tricky for beginners but does what it needs to. And is free.

Acer Aspire One 0

Acer Aspire One

After a number of weeks using my Acer Aspire One, I’ve found it to be excellent. The keyboard and screen are superb and the battery life is better than I expected. It could do with some battery management software, though, and some recovery disks.

Dell Customer Service 0

Dell Customer Service

Or rather my most recent online chat with them about the Dell Mini 9. Here is, word-for-word (but with personal details removed), how it went (my lines in bold)… Initial Question/Comment: Are there any further offers on the XP Mini 9? Thank you for contacting Dell Sales Chat. This is xxxxxx xxxxxx, your Sales Advisor. Please give me a moment while I review your query. In order to serve you better, may I have your telephone number & email address,...

Internet Explorer 8 RC 1 0

Internet Explorer 8 RC 1

The Release Candidate of IE 8 has been released and, naturally, I have it downloaded and installed. Not had the chance to play with it much though, although I’m curious to see if it still breaks the menu on the BMTG website1. If it does, I’ll be reporting it to Microsoft (which I should have done earlier, if only there’d been a clear way of doing this – I’ve only come across the link more recently). What I do know...

Windows 7 0

Windows 7 Preview

So, I managed to find a working Windows 7 link and downloaded the 32-bit ISO! I kicked this off under VirtualBox – 985MB base memory (I don’t know why, but VirtualBox wouldn’t let me allocate anymore), 32MB video memory and a 20GB virtual drive. The installation is simple and relatively quick. A good start. The virtual drive, which I’ve set to expand as required, is 5GB in size, so I’m assuming that’s about the base installation size. Now, I don’t...

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 0

Dell Customer Service

I’ve been looking at potentially buying a Dell Inspiron Mini 9. It’s currently retailing at £279. As I’m sure you’re aware, the “Nettop” market is pretty crowded with everyome bringing out their own version. They generally tend to range between £200 – £300 with those with bigger screens, batteries and hard drives on the higher end. The Dell one, however, doesn’t have any of these, yet is in that upper range. But that’s fine, Dell are well known for their...

Hard Drive Caddy 0

Dual Drive SATA Docking Station

Well I’ve been using it for all my day-to-day Copy+ operations as well as development and support activities for quite some weeks now, and can truly say it is a faultless piece of kit. Here’s what you get for your money. Obviously the box contains the docking station itself, which is a sleek black unit that won’t look out of place on your desktop. There are two power switches on the front of the unit for controlling the two drives,...

Revolve Picture Frames 0

Revolve Photo Frame

On the run up to Christmas I was a bit stuck for a friend’s present. Thankfully an article in a PC magazine lead me the Revolve website. There they recycle everyday items into new, funky (and just a touchy geeky) products. In this case I bought a photo frame made from an old circuit board. Anyway, it was a week before Christmas and there wasn’t anything on their website about Christmas deliveries, so I called them. I was immediately answered...

Belkin don’t wish to speak to you 0

Belkin don’t wish to speak to you

So, I’m looking at buying a Belkin product but have a pre-sales question. It’s not urgent so I send them an email using the form on their website. I don’t get a reply. So I use their “live chat” service on the website… the person pretends not to receive my questions and then stops talking to me. Finally, I use the old fashioned method of ringing… I got through all the menu options and – I’m met with silence. No...

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