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For the Pro with a fetish for adverts
Member Name: Boriski
Date: 07/09/01, updated on 07/09/01 (58 review reads)
Advantages: £2.99 with a good CD
Disadvantages: : tonnes of advertising
PC Pro is a magazine predominantly aimed at the hardware end of the market, predominantly at people who are looking to buy full PCs or maybe parts to build their own. It is intended for people who intend to use their computers professionally and maybe even work in the industry. It is for this reason it is not especially suited to those who use their PC predominantly as an entertainment facility.
The magazine is fairly sizeable at 380 ish pages with a roughly A4 size page area and usually costs in the region of £2.99. It is released once a month and has a CD (their may be a DVD version I do not know) on the cover containing useful utilities and program demos. It also usually contains an older version of some quite famous program that has just had its latest incarnation released. Usually coupled to this is some sort of reader discounted copy of the latest edition if you like the version on the CD.
Due to the magazines size it should be clear that it is rather advert heavy publication and this forms such a large content of the magazine that it receives its own index.
~ Horizons ~
Latest International developments in the computer industry
~ PC Pro Labs ~
usually some chosen pieces of kit for that month are given the ins and outs to test them fully. The comparisons are usually quite thorough and involve many different products
~ Features ~
Some chosen stories such as testing the latest chip set or software products
This is a decent magazine and the discs are usually very good and have good content. The reviews are decent and usually very accurate. I will admit the adverts are very irritating given they form maybe half or even more of the material.
I am willing to accept this however on the grounds that at £2.99 with CD this is pretty decent value. Give this mag a go if you want to buy any hardware or if you`re just interested with the latest professional developments around the glo