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Review:  Apple Mac Pro review

Those who’ve been involved in buying creative workstations for many years might be surprised to find that Apple’s model is the least…

Review:  Armari Magnetar QS2 review

This QS2 has 8GB of RAM and a single quad-core Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme processor, which proved to deliver better performance in our test…

Review:  CAD2 Imagine DQX-Light review

Despite coming at the top of our budget, the Imagine DQX-Light manages to put two quad-core processors in a relatively inexpensive workstation.

Review:  Dell Precision T7400 review

Though sleeker and less imposing than the hulking black Precision 690 that the T7400 replaces, the long X-shaped metal bar at the front of…

Review:  HP xw6600 review

The xw6600 puts up to two Xeon processors in a slimline case. This is great if you’re short of space – but next to its rivals, it’s a little…

Review:  Scan 3XS PVE-930 review

Scan is the only company that’s chosen to include Windows Vista on its workstation, and it seems to have made no difference to its performance.

Review:  Xworks X8i-C2Q review

The X8i-C2Q is the top performer here, offering the best overall mix of processor, memory and storage. Other workstations have more chips,…

Xfile 2 review

Review:  Xfile 2 review

Xfile 2 is a Photoshop plug-in that now allows users to, for example, turn a 4:3 photograph into an almost square image without losing the…

Review:  GrafiLite review

Viewing booths are bulky and expensive – you’d be hard pressed to find one costing less than £500. The new GrafiLite is around a tenth of…

30-inch LCD monitors

In-Depth:  30-inch LCD monitors

A really, really big screen makes designing a joy – and they’re getting less expensive all the time. Digital Arts puts the latest 30-inch…

Ricoh R8 review

Review:  Ricoh R8 review

Ricoh’s Caplio R8 is an overhauled version of last year’s R7, which successfully placed a 7x zoom lens on the front of a pocket-sized camera body.

HP xw4600 review

Review:  HP xw4600 review

Even for a single-processor model, the xw4600 has a dinky chassis that will slip under even the smallest desk – and it’s well-designed, too.

CAD2 Vision DQX-SE review

Review:  CAD2 Vision DQX-SE review

CAD2’s latest workstation features an almost identical spec to the Armari QX3 that we looked here. The core differences are the choice of…

Pegasus 670 review

Review:  Pegasus 670 review

Arriving too late for last month’s laptop group test, the Pegasus 670 is an intriguing mix of power and portability – though the model…

Review:  Apple 30-inch Cinema Display review

If you want a 30-inch monitor to flaunt in front of your colleagues while also colour co-ordinating with your Mac, this Cinema HD Display is…

Review:  Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC review

While the rest of the models we’ve looked at here are focused on the professional creative market, the UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC has one eye on…

Review:  Eizo FlexScan SX3031W review

The FlexScan SX3031W is the first 30-inch display to offer more than eight-bit image processing for greater colour depth and more accurate…

Review:  HP LP3065 review

At more than £200 less than its nearest competitor, the LP3065 is a bargain. O

Review:  Samsung SyncMaster 305T review

The SyncMaster 305T is never going to garner the admiring comments and jealous glances of Apple’s 30-inch Cinema HD Display, but it’s…

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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…

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