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Google Nexus 7, 16GB, 1.5GHz quad core, Black Tablet Under £180

Nexus 7 (c) pcmag.comNexus 7 is the extremely portable Android tablet PC (290gms) designed by ASUS for Google. Featuring a 7 inch 1200x1920 resolution HD screen with IPS technology means you get accurate colours no matter what angle you view the screen at. At its heart is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Internet connectivity is via WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) and peripherals connect over Bluetooth. Excellent set of sensors include Accelerometer (orientation), GPS (sat-nav), Gyroscope (angle), Microphone (audio), Magnetometer (compass). It also has a 1.2MP front-facing camera for video calls. The 3950 mAh rechargeable battery with battery optimised processor give 9 hours of HD video playback. The tablet comes pre-loaded with the latest Android 4.3 operating system from Google and frequent updates are published by Google. Ideal choice for reading, email, web browsing, movie watching (MP4, DivX, Xvid, H.264), music, Internet calling, gaming and more. Buy Now.
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HP 23xi 23-inch Full HD IPS Monitor DVI/HDMI under £170

hp23xi The HP Pavilion 23xi is one of the reasonably priced IPS monitors in the market. This monitor uses an LED backlit LG AH-IPS display, with full 8-bit colour depth and excellent static contrast ratio upto 1000:1, so colours appear rich and deep. The aspect ratio is 16:9 with a full HD 1920x1080 pixels resolution, excellent for watching movies. It offers decent connectivity for the price with DVI, HDMI and VGA inputs. Ideal for photo editing, movies and day to day office work. The screen is not wall mountable. Buy Now.
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uDraw Tablet and Instant Artist for PS3 under £8

This is the black uDraw tablet controller which will work with a PS3 game system bundled together with the Instant Artist game. The tablet requires 3 AA batteries (not included). The game features a drawing tutor. Your drawn pictures can be exported and downloaded to your pc/laptop from the uDraw website for free. Good fun for spending time with kids. Buy Now.

Toshiba 13.3", Core i3 @ 2.4GHz , 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD Under £480

R630-13RThis is Toshibas offering in the 13.3" series using the new Intel Core i3-370M dual core processor at 2.4GHz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB HDD, DL DVD multi-writer drive, 13.3" (1366x768 pixels) display, integrated Intel graphics and eSATA, HDMI, card reader, Webcam and Bluetooth all thrown in. With an 8hr battery life this is a very portable machine. Buy Now.
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BenQ EW2430 24" A-MVA LCD Monitor Under £160

EW2430Beautifully engineered this is a A-MVA LED panel from BenQ. Featuring 3000:1 static contrast ratio, true 8-bit colour reproduction, LED back lighting, and full 178° viewing angle. Thanks to the A-MVA technology this 16:9 full HD (1920 x 1080) display is sure to blow you away with rich colours and deep blacks. At a similar price point as standard TN panels this is a steal. It also includes 2xHDMI connections, D-sub (VGA), DVI-D connectivity and comes with a 4 port USB hub, 4W speakers, headphone jack and 2 year manufacturer warranty. HDCP compliant. It responds well to calibration devices hence recommended for graphics design and photo editing work. Buy Now.
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NOTE: A-MVA panels have excellent colour reproduction but slower response times and may not appeal to gamers depending on individual preferences.

Memory Removal

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Memory Replacement

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The HDD

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HDD Replacement

Lets open up the harddisk plate first and see what is in there.