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“Activate your mind.”

published 28/09/2003

good information

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When I bought my computer bundle a couple of years ago. I paid over £1,000 for it. This as you can imagine left me just a little poor. There I was with a pc I had very little knowledge about and no spare cash to afford expert tuition. What made things worst, as I had bought a bundle I had quite a...

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Excellent

Easy read, interesting information, great price

The price of this magazine keeps climbing!

Computeractive is a magazine that I have been buying for the last two years. Its not one that I buy every time it comes out, but I will buy it when I see that there's a main feature that I have an interest in, a workshop that could come in handy or I need something to read. This magazine is...

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“Cheap Cheerful and Useful”

published 06/05/2001

cheap, good quality, good advice, tips etc

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Computeractive is a magazine, which is published fortnightly, and for the non-technically minded amongst us. It offers help and advice on just about every possible PC problem. And also deals with some Internet issues. Each issue has a letters page, and help page. But what makes this magazine...

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“COMPUTERACTING MADE EASIER”

published 03/06/2001

Full of interesting/relevant content

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After stumbling upon simondh's op a week or so ago on ciao re; computeractive, it reminded me of the magazines existence. I bought an issue well over a year ago before buying my pc - it was a bumper special issue for only 99 pence - and i was just starting to dabble in computers outside the work...

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Excellent

great value and informative

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I recently purchased an issue of Computer Active magazine for the special offer of a £1. It is a fortnightly publication, and normally retails at a very reasonable price of £1.20. The issue 've just read has 98 pages. Great value at virtually a penny a page ! And in full colour too . The pages...

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“Top Mag-Top Buy”

published 26/05/2001

Very informative-written in plain english great va...

None really

I’m not a technophobe by any means, but wanting to know all the intricacies and every detail about my pc doesn’t really interest me. There are certain things I want to know about that will improve my knowledge, and use of my computer, but I want to be able to understand what I’m...

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Super

Full of useful articles and advice

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Why do publishers persist in sticking pictures of semi nude women on the front of Internet magazines ? Silly question really I suppose because if we are honest (blokes that is) it does attract us to the mag, if only just to pick it up under the pretence of flicking through it whilst ogling the...

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Excellent

Cheap, easy to read, good content, excellent for b...

May not please the 'pro' computer users

Computer Active is one of those really easy reading magazines. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean that the content is lacking and it has as much useful information in it as some of the ‘big boys’ magazines (PC Pro etc). The first thing to be said about it is that it is the cheapest computer...

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“Great magazine”

published 13/01/2001

No many adverts, very eay to understand, great art...

No free Cd's

Well what do we get with “Computer Active” magazine? is it just another boring computer magazine full of endless adverts?, the answer is NO. Computer Active (at a very low price of £1.20) is a very good magazine with lots of useful items in it, it is out every fortnight (I have been...

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“THE PEOPLE'S COMPUTER MAG”

published 22/02/2003

No complex jargon, Great value, Full of interestin...

Can contain lots of adverts

I suspect that many people who are new to computers are put off of computer magazines because they fear the jargon, and think it will be a waste of money if they cannot understand anything in certain articles. However, since computeractive launched a few years back, the magazine has had massive...

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Excellent

Straight to the point, simple, clear computing adv...

Possibly a little repetitive, a little too much ad...

In my experience, ComputerActive has been a great aid in many things I've done in computing. Published on a fortnightly basis, ComputerActive now costs £1.35 per issue and is packed full of USEFUL advice. I started buying the ComputerActive 1 and a half years ago. I noticed it was £1.30 then, and...

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“BE COMPUTER ACTIVE”

published 17/06/2001

Great content

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In my opinion, Computer-Active is the best value for money computer magazine on the market, it retails for a mere £1.20, and for this, you get roughly 90 pages of quality content. The magazine covers a wide spectrum of topics. The first few pages are normally dedicated to all the latest computer...

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Super

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At last a relatively good computer magazine for the novice user! We have had years of step-by-step guide magazines which came out in weekly blocks and encouraged you to buy the complete set, every issue, or miss out on vital pieces of information. These were always useless, stuffed to the gills...

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Excellent

excellent, easy to read and understand

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I have written this Op on Computeractive going on what i rememember of the mag when i used to buy it. Although i now read more technical and detailed PC magazines, i still have kept every copy i bought and regard Computeractive as an invaluable PC users resource! I, like most others, had very...

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“The Tangled Web Unwoven...”

published 16/04/2001

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Personally, the cover disc doesn't do much for me!

It seems that nowadays there are loads of different computer magazines littering the shelves of the local newsagent. They all seem to be the size of the Argos catalogue, coated in cover discs and filled with leaflets that are likely to hit the floor before you even reach the till. Is that really...

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