This week's hottest reviews on TechRadar
26th Mar 2011 | 08:00
All the latest kit reviewed and rated
This week's popular reviews on TechRadar include the iPad 2, which went on sale in the UK on Friday 25 March, and the Nintendo 3DS, which also went on sale on Friday.
We also brought you an exclusive review of the Acer Iconia Tab W500 tablet which is running Windows 7, and in the graphics card world, we got our hands on the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 590.
Read on to find out how we rated this week's hottest new tech products.
Top five reviews on TechRadar
The problem for Acer is its choice of operating system - Windows 7 wasn't designed for use on a tablet, and it really shows.
It's slightly disappointing that with this Zotac GeForce GTX 590 it couldn't have pushed the performance past what we've already seen in the AMD Radeon HD 6990.
The Nokia X2 is an entry-level handset with plenty of features and a penchant for music playback. It sits somewhere between the Nokia C1-01 and the Nokia X3 Touch and Type in both functionality and price.
For all the negatives, for now we think the iPad 2 is still the best tablet around. It is much better for consuming media, has more compelling apps (especially for the larger tablet size), has a better app store ecosystem, and is light and useable.
While 3D gaming still splits opinion, this is a relatively cheap, accessible way to enjoy it and the quality is more than good enough to offer an impressive and immersive experience.
A headphone amp that can serve its own preamp duties.
The V-CAN is cheap for a good headphone amp. Too cheap?
A serious headphone amplifier for the discerning audiophile with an individual tonal balance.
With its new approach to Class D amplification and a new CD player, Primare's new duo is a force to be reckoned with.
Tivoli's new Model 10+ is wasted on the general public; for here's a small radio for the audiophile.
Understated elegance, clever stuff on the user interface front, plus an incredible price for Italian-made Hi-Fi.
Looks and features are old-school to perfection, but the sound is bang-up-to-date from this 2010 combo.
The legendary Essex rhythm kings are making a rare test performance and always remain on the beat.
Rotel's only current CD player and integrated amplifier retain a classic look, but hide clever modern internals.
A flexible remote control with bespoke macro facility, but you'll need a big coffee table...
Steve May looks for substance behind the style of Sharp's first 3D spinner.
With its hybrid viewfinder and retro styling, is the Fuji X100 the ultimate enthusiast compact?
A noisy mains supply can ruin the sound of your hi-fi so we test the latest technology from Isol-8's SubStations.
Luxury level laptop features at a low, low price? Surprisingly, it's possible.
Media streaming devices
Martin Pipe likes Sony's first standalone networkable multimedia player.
The Nokia C2-01 is a candybar mobile for those who don't want fancy features.
We put Epson's new Stylus Photo PX660 all-in-one printer to the test.
JVC's affordable 3D lightbox ushers in a new era for D-ILA home projectors.
This budget full HD projector has much to recommend it.
An affordable LCD projector that loves living rooms.
The Daily ushers in a new dawn for iPad newspapers with rich multimedia content.
Find out why the ingenious Swype is the best time-saving app you'll install this year.
The National Trust app helps you find the UK's hidden gems on the move.
Microsoft Office Web Apps lacks many of its offline counterpart's most useful features.
Acrobat.com gives you a fairly good word processor, but little else worth mentioning.
With its Flash gloss, Live Documents looks more impressive than it actually is.
It's the best Firefox yet. Is it better than its rivals, too?.
We get to grips with a giant US-made 7.1 speaker system.
We worship at the church of THX and the surround sound spec that's become the gold standard for serious speakers.
This 5.1 speaker system uses high-quality Scandinavian engineering and boasts tweaks a-plenty.
Can this Android tablet right the wrongs of its predecessor?.
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