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Member advice on: Saving money on computers

(+) Save a lot of money compared to ready-built (-) if you don't know what you are doing, parts are easily broken (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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6 reviews

Member Advice on Inkjet Cartridge Refills

(+) Cheaper than buying them, satisfaction of doing it yourself (-) Takes a bit of time, but I have plenty of that! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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21 reviews

Member Advice on General Computing Issues

(+) Not having to spend money on expensive upgrades (-) Serious Virus infection can be difficult to overcome without formatting (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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89 reviews

Member Advice on Building Your Own PC

(+) Good experience, Could save you money, Fun, Choose your parts. (-) Needs the know-how and experience. Not for everyone (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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24 reviews

Mobile Phone Etiquette

(+) n/a (-) n/a (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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80 reviews

Cyrix, Intel & AMD - CPU war

(+) Low prices (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Buying A PC

(+) Interesting, Entertaining and Economical (-) Need Much Time and Patience (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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19 reviews

Member Advice on Computer Books

(+) Detailed, informative, excellent reference books (-) Costly at £35 - £ 40 (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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16 reviews

Member Advice on Computer Fairs & Shows

(+) some absolute bargains can be found (-) beware of items that seem to good to be true.. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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66 reviews

Telephone Preference Service

(+) None. (-) Everything. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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10 reviews

Member Advice on PC Extended Warranties

(+) For the Companies they are Money For Nothing (-) For the Customer they are Nothing for Money (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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14 reviews

Member Advice on Computer Users

(+) Secure and protect your data, free/low-cost (-) Takes a little time and effort (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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20 reviews

Member Advice on MD Vs MP3

(+) MiniDisk - Portable and not overly expenisive, MP3 - you can sotre loads of music (-) MiniDisk - You can't store more tan 320minutes max. MP3 - either more expenisve, bigger in size, or uses expensive Solidstae memory. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Maxtor Hard Drives

(+) Faster, larger, with good warranty, shop around for best prices (-) I couldn't find any (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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4 reviews

Coverage Black Spots

(+) Neater than having two phones (-) Still a trifle fiddly - one for the 'must haves'. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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13 reviews

Member Advice on Mini or Micro?

(+) A tiny blast (-) I suppose you could lose the speakers (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Plasma televisions

(+) Picture/Sound Quality are far superior, takes up less room than the average television. (-) The sound and picture are not always in synch (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Choosing a mobile phone

(+) There are some GREAT deals out there (-) Can be extremely confusing (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2001)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

General Information on Buying a Mobile

(+) DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Decide how much and HOW you are going to use the phone... (-) ...and how much you want to pay. Everything else is secondary. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Choosing an Operating System

(+) It's Free, Secure, Rock Solid (-) Takes a while to get used to, Not the best for newest games. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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6 reviews

Member Advice on Building with Separates

(+) Don't have to buy it all at once (-) Not cosmetically the best way forward. No friends! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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4 reviews

Member Advice On Using CD-R and CD-RW Drives

(+) Get it right and it all looks professional (-) Get it wrong and you write useless CDs and don't get the most out of your hardware/software (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2001)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Choosing a Hi-fi

(+) Good cinema sound (-) Many systems "mis-sold" (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Video Games

(+) good game (apparantly) (-) uses young people (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Choosing a Laptop

(+) Great if you get it right (-) Can be expensive if you get it wrong (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2011)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Cheap Printer Cartridges

(+) better for the environment, better for your pocket (-) are not all that good for quality presentations (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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9 reviews

Mobile Phones in Society/General

(+) Read opinion (-) Read opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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9 reviews

Member Advice on DVD Players

(+) High Quality Picture, Audio, Special Features (-) New Technology On The Way (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Hewlett Packard

(+) HP for word processing / Epson for images (-) HP smudges / Epson slow (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on HTML

(+) Simple to use (-) Only makes simple pages (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

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Advantages of building your own PC

Advantages: Save a lot of money compared to ready-built
Disadvantages: if you don't know what you are doing, parts are easily broken

After reading djohan's review on the subject I thought I'd add my two cents and write about my experiences with building my own pc over the years. I, personally, have never, and will never, buy a ready-built PC from a supplier such as Dell, Pc World, o ...

unnameable 09.12.2003 · Read full review
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Choosing the correct ISP

Advantages: The correct ISP, cheap internet, good service
Disadvantages: Hidden charges, BT pay line charges, Freeserve

Out of the myriad of ISP’s (internet service providers) it would seem one has to be really careful these days to choose an ISP who provides an internet connection with no hidden charges. Let me start by mentioning a couple of ways that ISP companies c ...

Biogenesis 07.05.2003 · Read full review
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I am not stinggy, but wise

Advantages: Being involved in, we can determine what we need.
Disadvantages: Need good knowledge on each components and more time to observe

Saving money on personal computers? Well, some people might think that buying or upgrading a PC is an investment that sometimes requires much money. Based on my personal experiences, I have learned that it is possible for us to save some money on person ...

djohan 09.12.2003 · Read full review
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Never by "package systems" from big companies!!

Advantages: Building yourself - Cheaper! Buying locally - Closer!
Disadvantages: Buying from Big Chain - Cr@p customer support! etc, etc,

This is a personal opinion coming from me with quite alot of years of computer use, starting off around 5 years or so ago buying from a company called Time. Please do not buy from this company, or any other similar company. You may be sucked in by s ...

corkin 08.07.2000 · Read full review
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cricket 2000

Advantages: learn cricker tecniques
Disadvantages: a bit expensive

i bought cricket 2000 last year. it is excellant cricket game. it has oneday and supersixes worldcup matches. it is very good and i would recommand it all the cricket lovers out there because it teaches you and shows what are the advantages and disadvanta ...

king2001 27.05.2001 · Read full review
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