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[TITLE] Acer KG251QF 24.5-inch Gaming Monitor [STANDFIRST] 144Hz refresh, FreeSync & 1ms response in a 1080p bang for buck package Price: $299 Supplier: acer.com.au 4/5 [SPECS]1920×1080 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms GtG response, TN-panel, anti-glare matte display, 1000:1 contrast ration, 450cd/m2 brightness, 1x DP 1.2, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x DVI-D[BODY] If you’ve ever had the…

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[TITLE] Fujitsu Stylistic V727 Tablet [STANDFIRST] Boring, but competent and solid Windows 10 tablet Price: $TBA Supplier: fujitsu.com/au 3/5 [SPECS]Intel Core 7Y CPU, 8GB RAM, SATA III SSD, 12.3-inch multi-touch 1080p IPS display, microSD card reader, USB 3.1, USB 2.0, USB Type-C, optional LTE modem, 770g (without keyboard case) [BODY] Windows tablets very common these…

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[TITLE] LaCie Rugged Secure 2TB External Hard Drive [STANDFIRST] Easy to set up, but secure functionality is of dubious value Price: $209 Supplier: lacie.com.au 3/5 [SPECS]2TB 2.5-inch HDD, AES-256 hardware encryption, USB-C connector, 1.2m drop resistance, 1-ton crush resistance, water resistant, 2-year warranty with 2-year data rescue service plan [BODY] LaCie’s Rugged line of external…

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[TITLE] BitDefender Advertorial[BODY] There’s never been a more dangerous time on the Internet. Threats are all over the place, placing your privacy at risk. Imagine the damage that could happen if a hacker was to get full access to your computer! Hackers can use webcams to take photos of you in private situations, log every…

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[TITLE] Nest Cam IQ Indoor [STANDFIRST] Easy to setup and use, but expensive ongoing costs and fast Internet requirements can sting Price: $349 Supplier: nest.com/au 3/5 [SPECS]1/2.5-inch, 8-megapixel sensor with 12x digital zoom, 1080p at 30 frames/sec H.264 HDR video, 4K stills, 130-degree FoV, 940nm infrared LED night vision, 3-microphone array, 802.11ac 2.4 GHz &…

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[TITLE] Alienware AW3418DW 34-inch Curved Gaming Monitor [VERDICT] Everything you could ask for in a gaming monitor, with a price-tag to match. Price: $2099 Supplier: alienware.com.au 9/10 [SPECS] 34-inch diagonal, 3440×1440 resolution, 1900R curve, IPS-panel, 120Hz refresh rate, Nvidia G-Sync support, fully adjustable stand, slim bezel, AlienFX customisable RGB lightning, 4-port USB 3.0 hub, 1x…

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[TITLE] ASUS ProArt PA27AC HDR Professional Monitor [STANDFIRST] Quality monitor for anyone wanting wide colour gamut and Thunderbolt 3, but poor value for money. Price: $1199 Supplier: asus.com.au 3/5 [SPECS]27-inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 5ms GtG response, flicker free, low blue light, 100% sRGB colour gamut, HDR10 support, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, 2x HDMI…

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[TITLE] Aten UH7230 Thunderbolt 3 Dock [STANDFIRST] Everything you need for a laptop dock, but not as sleek or full featured as the cheaper competition. Price: $559 Supplier: aten.com/au 3/5 [SPECS]Gigabit Ethernet, 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (1x USB-C), 3.5mm mic input, 3.5mm headphone output, 1x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C output with 85W power delivery,…

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[TITLE] LG 32GK850G-B 31.5-inch QHD G-Sync Gaming Monitor [VERDICT] Perfect if you need a large, high resolution monitor with support for Nvida G-Sync Price: $1299 Supplier: lg.com/au 8/10 [SPECS] 31.5-inch diagonal, 2560×1440 resolution, VA-panel, 144Hz refresh rate, Nvidia G-Sync support, fully adjustable stand, slim bezel, rear RGB LED ambient lighting ring, USB 3.0 hub, 1x…

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