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Great Value PC magazine, keeping you up to date with the latest new & products all in PLAIN ENGLISH!
Member Name: aled99
Advantages: Very interesting magazine. Great sections including: news, tried & tested, workshops, Q&A and More..
I have read lots of different computer magazines, but Computeractive is not only the cheapest, but also my favourite by miles. I've collected Computeractive magazines since about the fifth edition and I haven't got bored of it yet!
All the other computer magazines I read are quite technical, which is interesting, but not always as useful as been told in Plain English what a product is like. I value the opinions in Computeractive and use their reviews to decide whether to buy a particular product or not. The 'Computeractive recommends...' section is brilliant, as it lists the best rated Computers, Printers & Scanners, PC Accessories, Software and Gadgets (out of the ones they have reviewed), so when you want help choosing which product to buy, even if it isn't fully reviewed in a particular edition, if it's in the recommended list it's bound to be a good buy.
In every edition there are regular features as well as features. The features are always an interesting read, and help expand your knowledge on a range of topics (related to computing) and are worth reading even if it's not on a subject that really interests you.
The workshops section is useful all computer users, regardless of their level of skill. They can be pulled out from every edition and kept for future reference. They are rated from Level 1 (for novices) up to Level 3 (for more experienced users). The workshops are easy to follow, as every step has a print screen to accompany the text. At the end of the workshops section is a 'hints & tips' page. I have learnt many new ways to speed up using programmes such as MS Word and Excel.
My favourite section is the Q & A section. Many problems which I have just accepted as unsolvable have been answered in Computeractive. The answers are always clear and helpful. Some print screens are included to aim the more complicated answers.
A great part of Computeractive, which I often refer to, is the Consumeractive section. They try and solver reader disputes with retailers and manufactures. It's always worth a read, as you never know when you might need to know your rights.
It is published every fortnight, so it is usually up to date with the latest news stories and articles. There are not many annoying adverts, as so often the case with other magazines. Overall I really think Computeractive is easily the best Computer magazine available.
Summary: A Great magazine, Best value Computer Magazine available.
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