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[TITLE] Asus Blue Cave Wi-Fi Router [STANDFIRST] A solid Wi-Fi router for the image conscious Price: $399 Supplier: asus.com/au 4/5 [SPECS] 802.11ac Wave2, MU-MIMO, 4x gigabit Ethernet LAN, 1x gigabit Ethernet WAN, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 [BODY] To reach the large market for people that want an aesthetically pleasing Wi-Fi router as an alternative…

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[TITLE] Asus DSL-AC3100 [STANDFIRST] Pricey, but an excellent all-in-one Wi-Fi router for NBN FTTN users Price: $528 Supplier: asus.com/au 4/5 [SPECS] 802.11ac 1024-QAM Wi-Fi, 4x external antennas, 1.4GHz dual-core CPU, 1x gigabit Ethernet WAN, 4x gigabit Ethernet LAN, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, ADSL/VDSL/G.Fast modem [BODY] Asus’s routers are some of the best in…

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[TITLE] Alcatel PLUS 12 2-in-1 [STANDFIRST] Well designed, but so slow that it’s almost useless Price: $558 Supplier: alcatel-mobile.com/au 1/5 [SPECS] Intel Celeron N3350 CPU, 11.6” 1080p touch display, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, fingerprint scanner, 1x USB-C port, micro HDMI output, microSD card slot. [BODY] Alcatel’s area of expertise is cheap and cheerful products that…

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[TITLE] HP Spectre – 13-af008tu [STANDFIRST] The classiest ultrabook on the market gets a mild update to make it even better Price: $2599 Supplier: hp.com.au 5/5 [SPECS] Intel Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD, 13.3-inch 1080p multi-touch enabled screen, backlit keyboard, 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C port, 1.11kg.…

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[TITLE] QNAP TS-677-1600-8G NAS [STANDFIRST] Looks like an ordinary NAS at first glance, but this one packs a 6-core, 12-thread AMD Ryzen CPU Price: $2499 Supplier: qnap.com/en-au 4/5 [SPECS]AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-core/12-thread 3.2 GHz/3.6GHz processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 4x 3.5″/2x 2.5″/2x M.2 SATA bays, 4x Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x8, 1 x…

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[TITLE] PC & Tech Authority Gold Awards [BODY] Synology DS218 PlayStrong performing unit with excellent 4K UHD video transcoding support when using Synology’s media centre and smartphone software make it an ideal all-round NAS. QNAP TS-251A bang for buck Intel based NAS with upgradeable RAM and a healthy selection of server software for excellent versatility.…

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[TITLE] D-Link DSL-5300 COBRA AC5300 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Modem Router [STANDFIRST] A blazing fast tri-band Wi-Fi router, but lacks features considering the price tag Price: $649 Supplier: d-link.com.au 3/5 [SPECS] 802.11 b/g/n/ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, 1x Gigabit WAN, 4x Gigabit LAN, 2x USB ports, NBN FTTN compatible modem, 1.8GHz quad core CPU, tri-band Wi-FI (1x 2.4GHz, 2x…

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[TITLE] Samsung 49-inch CHG90 QLED Gaming Monitor [STANDFIRST] This 49-inch beast is for those who want to take their gaming experience to the next level Price: $2499 Supplier: samsung.com.au 5/5 [SPECS] 49-inch diagonal size, 32:9 aspect ratio, 1800R curve, 144Hz refresh rate, VA-panel type, 1ms MPRT response time, 3840×1080 resolution, FreeSync, 2x HDMI 2.0, DP…

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