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[TITLE] QNAP TS-453BT3 NAS [STANDFIRST] The first NAS with Thunderbolt 3 is a speed demon Price: $1499 Supplier: qnap.com 4/5 [SPECS] Intel J3455 64-bit quad core 1.5 GHz CPU, 8GB DDR3L SO-DIMM RAM, 4x combo 3.5″/2.5″ drive bay, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x 10GBASE-T, 2x M.2 SATA SSD slots, 2x Thunderbolt 3, 5x USB 3.0, 2x…

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[TITLE] Synology DiskStation DS118[STANDFIRST] A single bay, ARM based NAS with the usual quality as expected from Synology. Price: $279 Supplier: synology.com 4/5 [SPECS] Realtek RTD1296 64-bit quad core 1.4 GHz CPU, 1GB DDR4 RAM, 1x combo 3.5″/2.5″ drive bay, max 12TB capacity, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0 [BODY] The DS118 is a mid-range…

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[TITLE] Synology DiskStation DS218play NAS [STANDFIRST] A solid NAS, but poor value compared to other Synology units Price: $399 Supplier: synology.com 3/5 [SPECS] 64-bit quad core 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 ARM CPU, 10-bit HEVC 4K 30fps hardware transcoding engine, hardware encryption engine, 2x 3.5” SATA HDD bays (up to 24TB max capacity), 1x gigabit Ethernet,…

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[TITLE] Epson Expression ET-3700 EcoTank Multifunction Printer [STANDFIRST] Move over laser printers, ink-jets are now cheaper to run Price: $549 Supplier: epson.com.au 4/5 [SPECS] 4800 x 1200 DPI printing, 15ppm black, 8ppm colour, 150-page A4 tray, automatic duplexer, flatbed 1200 x 2400 DPI A4 colour scanner, Wi-Fi & Ethernet, Google Cloud & Apple AirPrint support,…

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[TITLE] Fujitsu LifeBook U937 [STANDFIRST] This full-featured ultrabook is the lightest on the market and a return to form for Fujitsu Price: $1799 Supplier: http://www.fujitsu.com/au/4/5 [SPECS] (as tested) Intel Core i5-7200U CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 13.3″ 1080p multi touch display, 256GB SATA SSD, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.2, 2x Type-A & 1x Type-C USB…

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[TITLE] LG UHD 4K 43-inch Monitor 43UD79 [STANDFIRST] Using a monitor the size of a TV isn’t as awesome as it sounds Price: $1499 Supplier: lg.com/au 3/5 [SPECS] 43-inch IPS anti-glare panel, 16:9 aspect ratio, 3840×2160 resolution, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 native contrast, 8ms (GTG) response, 178-degree viewing angle, 1.06b colour depth, 4x HDMI, 1x…

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[TITLE] Western Digital My Cloud Home [STANDFIRST] Collecting data from your computers, smartphones and tablets in the one place has never been easier Price: starts at $279 (2TB) up to $1199 (16TB) Supplier: wdc.com 4/5 [SPECS] 2TB – 8TB single 3.5” HDD or 4TB – 16TB dual 3.5” HDD, gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 port, iOS…

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[TITLE] Samsung S34E790C 34” Curved Monitor [STANDFIRST] A huge 34”, curved, 21:9, 3440×1440 monitor that drops the ball on text rendering quality. Price: $1499 Supplier: www.samsung.com.au2/5 [SPECS] 34” screen size, 21:9 aspect ratio, curved VA panel, 300cd/m2 brightness, 3000:1 contract, 4ms GTG response, 3440×1440 resolution, 178° viewing angle, 2x HDMI, 1x DP, 4x USB 3.0.…

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[TITLE] Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ Curved Gaming Monitor [STANDFIRST] 1080p AMD gamers that need high frame rate support will love this monitor Price: $599 Supplier: asus.com/au 7/10 [SPECS] 27” 1080p (1920×1080), 4ms GtG response time, VA type 1800R curved panel, flicker free, low blue light, AMD FreeSync, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, Dual Link DVI. [BODY]…

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[TITLE] Asus ROG Swift PG27VQ Curved Gaming Monitor [STANDFIRST] 165Hz refresh rate plus 1ms latency equals the smoothest gaming monitor around Price: $1199 Supplier: asus.com/au 9/10 [SPECS] 27” WQHD (2560×1440), TN panel, 1ms GtG response time, 165Hz refresh rate, G-Sync support, HDMI v1.4, DisplayPort v1.2, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 3.5mm headphone socket, fully adjustable stand.…

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