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TRIO AWARDS 08 / HOME OFFICE PRODUCTS

Which Are The Best Home Office Products?

By Mike Wheeler | Friday | 06/06/2008

From media storage systems, to wireless and networking devices, we have compiled the best office products around for home and office use.

BEST CONSUMER NOTEBOOK

Lenovo

IdeaPad Y510


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RRP From $1,499
The IdeaPad range is the first consumer-targeted line up of notebook or laptop PCs from Lenovo. (They have been doing the old IBM ThinkPad range for business prior to this.) So the IdeaPad has a solid technological heritage, and surprisingly, Lenovo has done an excellent job of fulfilling the needs of a consumer - with innovative features that are all easy-to-use.


 

BEST PC

Alienware
Aurora ALX Quad SL1


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RRP $TBC


The brand with the funky name is actually quite serious about PCs. Designed for the hardcore gamer or the enthusiast PC user, this range is all about power and performance. Running Windows Vista Ultimate, with serious NVIDIA graphics, and a design that is sure to stand out, this is no ordinary PC.


 

 

BEST MONITOR

BenQ


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V2400W


RRP $TBC


If you like things sleek and slim, this is a monitor that's sure to impress you. Thin and sleek, it certainly is (although it does have a slight bulge in the middle). Picture quality is awesomely sharp, whilst connectivity options are aplenty.


BEST PC ACCESSORY

Microsoft
8000


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RRP $449.95
Microsoft's Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 comprises of an innovative keyboard and mouse combo. Both connect wirelessly to your PC via Bluetooth - so no unsightly tangles of cords and cables. Both also sport a comfortable, curved design for your wrists, and fingers.


 

 

BEST WIRELESS ROUTER

Linksys


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WRT160N


RRP $169.95


Linksys is a company that will keep your home well-connected. And this Ultra-range Plus wireless router will (as its name suggests) allow you to share your internet (wirelessly) to an even further range than before. Based on the faster Wireless-N spec, the router will still work with your existing Wireless G and B devices.


BEST HOME STORAGE

Netgear
SC01T


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RRP $349


The newest addition to Netgear is this Storage Central Turbo - now with a gigabit Ethernet port. Add this baby to your network and you'll have quick and efficient access to your music, video and other files. It accepts up to two SATA drives (of any capacity), so you can even expand as your storage needs increase.


 

BEST MULTI-FUNCTION DEVICE

Kodak


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EasyShare 5500

RRP $349
Most people are coming to understand the benefits of an 'All-in-One' device for their home or home office. You can print, photocopy, scan, and with this Kodak inkjet printer, you can even send faxes. But one of the neatest elements of the device is the effort the company has gone to make consumables (i.e. ink cartridges etc) more affordable.

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