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Community Level 2andy.redfern

andy.redfern

A former Editor in Chief writes

AdvantagesIn depth high quality reviews

DisadvantagesIf you're novice you'll struggle

"I worked on PC Magazine for four years up to 1996. It was a remarkable magazine to work on because of the large editorial budget--30 staff--which really marked it as being different from the other magazines around at the time. The magazine is aimed at those who need excellent high quality information about the IT products and services they are going to buy. The centrepiece of the approach was to develop extensive comparative reviews that looked ..." Read review
05.12.2000

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Community Level 4richardjmeek

richardjmeek

Good Read and Full of Useful Info

AdvantagesGood Read, cover CDs

DisadvantagesNone

"PC Magazine is a good all round IT magazine without the usual 1000 pages of adverts contained in other PC magazines. This features a CD-ROM with lots of trial software. For example this month (March 2001) contains trials of Hotmetal Pro 6.0 as well as lots of other useful windows add ons. This magazine has the usual readers letters section covering all aspects of IT with informative feedback from the editor. This magazine features highly on networking ..." Read review
29.01.2001

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Community Level 1SSJ

SSJ

PC Magazine

AdvantagesClear and very informative, with very reliable reviews that aren't for complete professionals only. Not full of adverts

DisadvantagesNot for a beginner to start from, and perhaps more articles and columns needed

"...with what affects the everyday PC user while the other sections offer regular tips and tricks. The only thing that I would say is bad about it is that there isn't enough of the magazine there to keep you happy! ..." Read review
08.08.2000

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Community Level 4PeterFarrell

PeterFarrell

A good magazine, but too many adverts

AdvantagesPlenty to read, often a free CD of software to try or shareware.

DisadvantagesToo many adverts, and it is written for the knowledgeable reader.

"PC Magazine is a great magazine to read. It does however have too many adverts in my opinion. These adverts are also for very expensive equipment, way out of my price range. This does put me off slightly. The magazine is full of things to read, and the quality of the journalism is very good. The articles are sometimes a bit too long and so this can be a bit off putting. There is often a free CD to accompany the magazine, on which I have found some ..." Read review
13.06.2001

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Community Level 4somebodyra...

somebodyrandom

exactly what the title says

Advantagesloads of reviews

Disadvantagesquite expensive

"P C Magazine is a cheap(ish) computer magazine that does exactly what it says. It gives you all sort of news,advice and stories about buying a computer or laptop. Depending on what type of disc you get dictates what price you pay for the magazine. If you have a normal c.d. rom, it costs £4.99. If you have a DVD, it costs £5.99. On the cover disk, there are usually two or three full programs and a few demos. The full programs are usually Internet tools, ..." Read review
13.10.2001

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Community Level 1Raduser

Raduser

PC Mag without Adverts

Advantageslighter and easier to read

Disadvantages

"Having been in IT Support for many years, I have lost count of the number of monthly Computer magazines I have bought some of which seem to be more than half full of adverts rather than actual news and reviews. So it was so refreshing to find that "PC Magazine" do a subscribers edition which is vertually advert free. O what a breath of fresh air and so much easier to read what I buy the magazine for. The Subscribers Edition still has the free CD or ..." Read review
26.07.2000

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