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Gigabyte GB-XM14 Brix Ultra Compact Bare PC Kit (Intel Celeron 1037U, mSATA, WiFi, HDMI, Mini DP, USB 3.0, Integrated Graphics, VESA Mount Bracket) (NO Memory or Storage)
Gigabyte GB-XM14 Brix Ultra Compact Bare PC Kit (Intel Celeron 1037U, mSATA, WiFi, HDMI, Mini DP, USB 3.0, Integrated Graphics, VESA Mount Bracket) (NO Memory or Storage)
Offered by Achatpc
Price: £178.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Once you do have it up and running it is fine. Quiet in operation and unobtrusive, 14 Sep 2014
This is a "bare bones" PC and you will have to add memory and storage and an operating system before you can use it. By the time you have added these items you will be up around the price of a PC you can buy ready made off the shelf and with Windows installed. We added 4GB of RAM and a 250GB SSD plus you will need a keyboard & mouse and a monitor.

The Celeron installed is capable of streaming video and using as a media centre if that is what you want. The user I got this for wanted a compact office PC for installation in a small space. It will play simple games but is not a gaming machine by any stretch.

Disappointingly there is no way to attach this to the back of the monitor using VESA fittings so it has to sit flat. Secondly, beware that Win8 drivers have issues with the graphics chip installed. I installed an OEM version of Win7 32 bit which works perfectly and the user preferred Win 7 anyway. USB 2 only installed on the one we received so beware if speed is critical. No wifi, you will need a card or wifi dongle. Again not a problem for us as we have hard wired it to a network.

Once you do have it up and running it is fine. Quiet in operation and unobtrusive. Does all office tasks fine.


iPad Mini Neoprene Case / Sleeve / Pouch / Skin By Shocksock - Red
iPad Mini Neoprene Case / Sleeve / Pouch / Skin By Shocksock - Red
Offered by ClickJunkie
Price: £3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Padded sock, 10 Sep 2014
Fits my iPad mini plus Logitech keyboard with no bother. Good protection against scratches but it's a floppy case and will not give total protection to an iPad screen if dropped on a hard ridged surface e.g. corner of a table. Does provide good protection against scratching and is attractive. On the down side can get dirty due to the porous neoprene surface.


Going Back Home
Going Back Home
Price: £4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Solid bluesy - good but not great, 10 Sep 2014
This review is from: Going Back Home (Audio CD)
I love this in places, especially being a fan of both The Who and Dr Feelgood. Solid bluesy sound but Daltrey sounds a bit strained at times. Wilco is solid and chruns out the riffs as well as ever but my main criticism is that it is a bit one dimensional. Hence it gets a "good bit not great".


Headset/Headphones (USB Connector) | Boom Mic, In-Line Controller | for PC, Computer, Laptop, Desktop, Gaming | by iChoose®
Headset/Headphones (USB Connector) | Boom Mic, In-Line Controller | for PC, Computer, Laptop, Desktop, Gaming | by iChoose®
Offered by iChoose Limited
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good comfortable headset., 10 Sep 2014
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Comfortable, worked out of the box. Sound is good. Build quality is reasonably solid. Earpieces are reasonably well padded.

Only down side is that you can't transfer the microphone from left to right. I would prefer it on the right.


Humax RT-531B Remote Control for PVR9150T/PVR9200T/PVR9300T Freeview PVR
Humax RT-531B Remote Control for PVR9150T/PVR9200T/PVR9300T Freeview PVR
Offered by Remocon JSC
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Genuine article replacement, 10 Sep 2014
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Genuine article. needed as the previous one broke / died. Probably as a result of spending too much time down the back of the sofa cushions and being sat on too often. New one worked fine out of the box and was delivered promptly.


Down Deep and Out of Time
Down Deep and Out of Time
Price: £2.53

2.0 out of 5 stars Plot spoiled by rubbish dialogue & unbelievable characters, 10 Sep 2014
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The plot is generally ok in terms of the action bits. Regrettably, most of the dialogue is utter drivel and the main protagonists are unbelievable cardboard cutouts with major attitude problems. As someone familiar with military matters and personnel, neither of the submarine captains would have made it past the gangplank of a nuclear submarine. Basically equivalent to releasing a couple of aggressive testosterone loaded schoolboys who hate each other loose on nuclear submarines. I don't think so somehow.


PagePlus X5 (PC)
PagePlus X5 (PC)

4.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to get started but quite powerful when mastered, 9 Sep 2014
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This review is from: PagePlus X5 (PC) (DVD-ROM)
This is not the most instinctive piece of software to use. I personally found that I had to consult the manual and internet on several occasions to do fairly basic stuff. That said, it's quite powerful once you have mastered the basics. It's not as good as MS publisher but then it's quite a bit cheaper.

Unless you are familiar with previous versions then expect to have to spend some time getting the hang of the extensive range of functions. There is a decent range of templates provided and I found it easier to start with a template and modify it than create a new document from scratch.


The Fuller Memorandum: Book 3 in The Laundry Files
The Fuller Memorandum: Book 3 in The Laundry Files
by Charles Stross
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable supernatural / techno fantasy, 9 Sep 2014
Supernatural / techno fantasy. Standard Charles Stross fare. Reasonably well written, plot races along. It helps to have read the earlier books but not essential. Combines "magic" and supernatural forces with technological defences against them. Intriguing in places and more enjotyable than I expected.


Xbox Live £10 Gift Card [Online Game Code]
Xbox Live £10 Gift Card [Online Game Code]
Price: £9.85

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Micro$oft rip-off, 9 Sep 2014
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Rip-off microsoft. Need I say any more. Buy the box, buy the games and then keep having to buy points to keep playing.


Defector
Defector
Price: £2.05

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent flying yarn, 9 Sep 2014
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This review is from: Defector (Kindle Edition)
Edited in the light of comments from the author and upped from 4* to 5* as a result.

Very enjoyable modern flying yarn. nice to have a story about RAF flying in the cold war rather than yet another USAF/Vietnam book. An exciting read with a generous amount of flying detail about the F4 Phantom. Will satisfy anyone with an interest in Cold War flying.
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