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Review of "Computeractive"

published 06/05/2001 | dabmim
Member since : 22/10/2000
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Pro cheap, good quality, good advice, tips etc
Cons none
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"Cheap Cheerful and Useful"

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 different is that they offer advice in plain English! Everything is understandable!

In addition, each issue gives you a workshop, which can range in time needed and difficulty, this fortnight for example included: Filter out unsuitable websites. Showing you how to stop children seeing things you’d rather they didn’t - simply using your browser. There was also making charts for beginners, and an Internet workshop, which involved downloading, and installing new icons on your pc. In this fortnights issue there is also how to make your computer more accessible, which is aimed at the disabled user. And to be honest this is the first time I have seen such an article covered. Which deserves a round of applause, as there are people who have difficulty in using PC, due to an illness or disability.

It tells you all the latest news from the computer/internet world. Plus a handy little piece called ‘consumeractive’ helps out on those irritating consumer problems you might have. And have helped many people receive refunds, and/or apologises from big companies

There is also a helpful hints and tips page, which tells you little things like key short cuts, exploring your desktop etc.

They also do a lot of testing on such things as games, new PC’s, printers and just about everything else pc orientated. They rate each product accordingly and award a coveted ‘Computeractive buy it’ award to the winners, (though they have to meet high criteria for this award.

So with some much to offer, it must cost a packet or contains pages of adverts? Well, it costs £1.20 (special price at the moment of £1), per fortnight, and yes it does contains a few pages of adverts, but not as many as some magazines

I subscribe to Computeractive, because it is easy to understand and offer relevant, helpful advice. Quite aside from the fact that most computer magazines are a lot more expensive, Computeractive is a comprehensive magazine, which is worth reading. As it is the only PC magazine (according to it’s cover), it’s aimed at the learner/intermediate PC user.

Computeractive is the only computer magazine that has received the Plain English award. Computeractive is published by VNU, and sales average around 327,000 copies per issue. You can of course subscribe to the magazine, which reduces the cost of each issue to about 99p! At such a low price, with such good content – it’s got to be a bargain!

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