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The ISP Shootout

July 7, 2000

We check out the services of 32 ISPs in nine cities across the country, to answer the question in any surfer’s mind – which ISP should you go in for?


July 7, 2000

Satyam and Sigma Online emerge toppers

ISP Shootout: Pune

July 7, 2000

Mantra is the ISP of choice for its good transfer rates, followed by Satyam

ISP Shootout: Trivandrum

July 7, 2000

Satyam leaves VSNL and Dishnet way behind in service levels

ISP Shootout: The Winners

July 7, 2000

The winners in each of the nine cities.

ISP Shootout: Chandigarh

July 6, 2000

Glide emerges as the clear winner

ISP Shootout: Chennai

July 6, 2000

Mantra wins by dint of good transfer rates, Satyam and Sigma follow close behind

ISP Shootout: New Delhi

July 6, 2000

VSNL beats the rest in terms of transfer rates, followed by Sampark Online with good connects and a helpful helpdesk

ISP Shootout:How we Tested

July 6, 2000

The PCQ team travels across nine cities, to test the state of Internet Service in the country

ISP Shootout:Hyderabad

July 6, 2000

With its good transfer rates, Sigma Online scores over VSNL and City Online

ISP Shootout: Bangalore

June 30, 2000

Among the 11 ISPs we tested, Pacific Internet and Wipro-Net emerge as the best bet

Laser Wars

June 20, 2000

PCQ Labs tests eight workgroup laser printers.

The Winners

June 19, 2000

Epson EPL-N2010 
A printer with good print speeds but didn’t do very well in our quality tests

Panasonic CW-7502-B

June 19, 2000

An entry-level CD-Writer that’s priced well

Plexwriter W124Tsi

June 19, 2000

An extremely fast, but expensive drive, ideal for multimedia designers 

HP CD-Writer Plus 9310i

June 19, 2000

A good drive for CD duplication, data storage, and backups

HP CD-Writer Plus 8210e

June 19, 2000

An external plug-n-play USB drive for easy backups

LG CDE-8808B

June 19, 2000

An average performer on all counts

Yamaha CRW8242S-NB

June 19, 2000

A mid-range SCSI drive, good for CD duplication