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  1.  Sony PSP 3003 slim lite

    Posted: 

    Previously having used the PSP 1000 and PSP 2000 models there were some significant changes mainly being based on the new inbuilt features and slight ergonomic and aesthetic design points.

    Initially there was not much to differentiate between the previous PSP 2000 and the PSP 3003 for many people you should be able to navigate and familiarise yourself with the new system easily if not for the better.

    I have used the various revisions of the PSP for a while now and the PSP 3003 does have its pros and cons due the issue of interlacing on the new screen.

    Many people would complain about this screen fault as it does me as it is considerably noticeable when andy user input is made via the buttons whether in software or in game.

    This issue was not apparent on the PSP 2000 model though it did occur on some of the PSP 1000 models.

    That aside the changes in the PSP 3003 are a nice touch the first change coming as an inbuilt microphone which can be used in software and games the other the ergonomic revision to the frame and the buttons which make for a slight easier and more comfortable user experience the final change is the aesthetic change to the buttons and logo placement as this system more clearly defines itself as part of the Playstation logo.

    I will be using PSP 3003 for a while choosing not to upgrade to the newly announced PSPGo revision as that unfortunately doesn't support downloads of import titles though I hope this will change in the systems future.

    PSP 3003

    Pros:
    Quick
    Easy to use
    Excellent new features
    Excellent inbuilt microphone
    Excellent new ergonomic design

    Cons:
    Interlacing
    Poor battery performance

  2.  Microsoft windows vista ultimate

    Posted: 

    I upgraded to Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit when building a new AMD dual core machine.

    Previously using Windows XP Professional on an AMD single core machine there were some significant changes mainly being based on the new platform code of the operating system and of course the visual layout.

    Initially It was a little confusing discovering where administrative tools and other utilities had been relocated but for many people you should be able to navigate and familiarise yourself with the new system easily.

    I have used Vista on my system for a while now and it does have its pros and cons due to some software compatibility and instability and some compatibility issues lying on the 64Bit platform integration.

    Many people would complain about these faults and many others with Windows Vista though many people seem to forget and altogether dismiss that these same compatibility and instability issues were present in all of the previous Windows operating systems.

    The previous operating System Windows XP has all these fault and with the numerous updates now is far more stable than the Vista platform and it is a shame.

    This is mainly due to the numerous time consuming updates of which some do not cover the instability and compatibility issues which now nearing the release of Windows 7 the successor to the original Windows XP is quite disappointing no matter how much I like the visual upgrade.

    I will be using Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit for a while until I see the Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit platform to have a completed Service pack updates and compatibility as I imagine on it's release there may be some patches and updates to come though hopefully it will be more stable.

    Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit

    Pros:
    Quick
    Easy to use
    Customisation
    Excellent visual UI
    Excellent new features
    Excellent new tools and utilities

    Cons:
    Instability
    Compatibility
    Poor disk defragmenter tools
    Slow and numerous update releases

  3.  Sony M2 memory stick

    Posted: 

    Previously having used the Sony Memory Stick Duos I was a little apprehensive about this new format and its integration to new models of Sony Ericsson phones and other Sony products.

    Initially there asides from the obvious format and size difference was not much to differentiate between the Sony M2 Memory Stick formats as they work similarly when in a device.

    I was surprised at the capacity that the Sony M2 Memory Sticks can hold in and how quick they are nearly as quick compared to the Sony Memory Stick Duo Mark 2.

    Many people would complain about the release and implementation of new formats to replace other formats which work just as well if not better which is fair accusation.

    I will be using the Sony M2 Memory Sticks for a while as it seems to be the primary choice for new models of Sony Ericsson phones as they are quick and stable.

    Play.com delivery and service 10/10 no problems.

    Sony M2 Memory Stick

    Pros:
    Quick
    Easy to use

    Cons:
    Price
    New format

  4.  Sony pro duo memory stick mark 2

    Posted: 

    Previously having used the Sony Memory Stick Pro Duos I was a little apprehensive about upgrading to the Mark 2 format of the already stable Memory Stick format.

    Initially there asides from the obvious new Mark 2 branding of the Memory Stick by appearances there was not much to differentiate between the Sony Memory Stick and The Sony Memory Stick Mark 2 formats.

    I was surprised when using the Mark 2 in a device how quick the access read and write times were at those capacities compared to the previous Memory Stick formats.

    Many people would complain about the release and implementation of this new format to replace other format which though that is put aside once in a device and seen working.

    I will be using the Sony Memory Stick Mark 2 for a while in my PSP as it is the primary choice for the PSP 3003 models making it easier as they are quick and stable.

    Play.com delivery and service 10/10 quick dispatch nor problems.

    Sony Memory Stick Mark 2

    Pros:
    Quick
    Easy to use

    Cons:
    Price

  5.  Bold visions the digital painting bible

    Posted: 

    Previously having not used Photoshop CS for anything outside of photographic manipulation and the occasional graphic deisgn piece I chose Bold Visions as an introduction to the digital painting medium.

    Initially looking at the presentation, layout and content of Bold Visions I was impressed from a design point of view as it's presentation and layout was professional but not overwhelming in information and the artwork is impressive though not impossible to emulate which was what | was looking for.

    I was also surprised simple reference to the tools in Photoshop CS which meant Bold Vision could be used as a guide on any version of Photoshop CS utilising the toolsets .

    Many people would complain about the reference of it being a bible for digital painting as there are many areas that could have been explored and referenced in Bold Visions though for what the book is a clear and concise introduction to the fundamentals of the toolsets and techniques would have to dismiss that.

    I will be using Bold Visions as a reference for a while as I become more familiarised in Photoshop CS as it is concise, informative and influential.

    Bold Visions The Digital Painting Guide

    Pros:
    Concise
    Influential
    Informative
    Easy to use

    Cons:
    None

  6.  Sony PS2 memory card

    Posted: 

    Previously having not used anything other than Sony Memory Cards in my PS2 this will be a fairly single viewpoint review for the Sony PS2 Memory format.

    Initially I looking at the performance of the 8MB Sony PS2 Memory Card the capacity used in conjunction with the PS2 Software and Game saving capability is sufficient enough there asides both the read write and copy functionality is handled quite quickly and accurately as most of the time you will be handling files in KB.

    I was also surprised with the Memory Card performance in conjunction with the Action Replay Max Evo software and hardware where that too handled the read write and copy functionality quite quickly and accurately.

    Many people would complain about the price of the Memory Card and even the capacity though I from performance and reliability of the Memory Card along with the KB management and second Memory Slot on the PS2 would have to dismiss that.

    I will be using the Sony Memory Card for a while in my PS2 as it is quick and stable.

    Sony PS2 Memory Card

    Pros:
    Quick
    Reliable
    Easy to use

    Cons:
    None