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DreamColor LP2480zx review

Review:  DreamColor LP2480zx review

Developed with Dreamworks Animation, the DreamColor LP2480ZX is the first monitor to offer a 10-bit-per-colour output at a price that’s affordable…

Review:  Boris Continuum Complete 5 review

Boasting over 180 filters, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) covers many bases, including traditional image processors, generators and compositional…

Review:  GenArts Sapphire 2.0 review

Sapphire is the daddy of VFX plug-in collections. Its high-end toolset has found favour with firms producing VFX for Hollywood feature films – and…

Visual effects plug-in suites

In-Depth:  Visual effects plug-in suites

Plug-in collections offer a huge number of extra tools for not a lot of cash. We put them through their paces, helping you pick the best for your…

Universal Type Server review

Review:  Universal Type Server review

Universal Type Server is a font-management system that aims to make things easy for small design studios, while providing a huge amount of…

Review:  Magnetar SDX review

The Magnetar SDX is a whopper of a workstatio, measuring 62cm-x-22cm-x-425cm and weighing only slightly less than a baby elephant. If you think…

Review:  Vision Q64 Overdrive review

CAD2’s Vision Q64 OverDrive is plain, inexpensive, but still relatively powerful and an ideal first buy for a 3D artist taking their first career…

Review:  Acer Aspire EasyStore review

While clearly aimed at home users, the Aspire EasyStore offers much that will appeal to small studios – such as ease of use, speedy media…

Review:  Drobo + DroboShare review

The Drobo is a USB 2.0 hard drive with a RAID technology all of its own, while the DroboShare is an add-on that allows you to connect it to a network.

Review:  Freecom Network Drive Pro review

With only a single drive at its core, the Network Drive Pro is the simplest of the NAS units we’ve looked at here. It’s also the smallest and…

Review:  Iomega StorCenter Pro 150D NAS review

The StorCenter Pro 150D is what you expect of a business-focused NAS device: a big boxy chassis that dwarfs its rivals, dull looks, and a noisy…

Review:  LaCie 2big network review

Encased in dull grey metal like much of LaCie’s line of larger hard-drive systems, the 2big network would sit well next one of Apple’s pro-level Macs.

Review:  Thecus N3200 review

Pitched at both home users and small businesses, the N3200 offers the best combination of price and performance. Its three-drive set-up may look…

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Thecus N3200 review

Comment:  Create a vector map collage

I'm afraid not, no. This was a commercial commission, so cannot be used for any purpose except by the company who commissioned it (and us with…

Thecus N3200 review

Comment:  Handmade textures and shading effects

Sorry about that. I can't replicate this. Is it a specific ad that's doing this? If so, could you let me know who it's for please. Other useful…

Thecus N3200 review

Comment:  Iain Macarthur

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