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Product: Nero 5
Company: Ahead
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Estimated Street Price: $69.00
Review By: Julien JAY

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: First Start & Advanced Features
3: Audio Features

4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Nero 5.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 80%
Performance: 95%
Features: 95%
Ease of Use: 80%
Burning Reliability: 95%
Users' Guide: 95%
Price: 85%
Overall: 90%


Nero 5 is still the best way to burn CD-R and CD-RW easily while supporting an amazing number of different settings and features that are needed by power users to create various kind of CDs. It is the most complete burning –state of the art- software out on the market today that is primarily dedicated to advanced users due its complexity. Even if new wizards were included the interface of Nero is still basic and the features organization can be disconcerting especially for the Nero Media Player. The new features really add value to the software and this new release is simply a must have for every burner guru!


Specs & Package
Overall Score 90%
Version Reviewed Nero
Release Date Already in stores!
Similar to Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4.02 Deluxe
In The Box? 1 User's guide,
1 CD.
The Good Points Ease of use
Tons of new advanced features
New Audio features
CD-RW packet software included
Burning Reliability
Good CD to CD copying feature
The Bad Points Basic User Interface
Setup doesn't install all the components of the suite: you have to run several setup to install the whole thing
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium III 1 Ghz B
Intel VC820 Motherboard
Windows Millennium Edition
256 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 7a
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra - 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Miro DC30+
Pinnacle Studio DV
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft TrackBall Optical
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)

Tested with the following burners:

Yamaha 8824 Ultra SCSI internal burner
Yamaha 4416s
Iomega ZIPCD 650 USB
PC Required Minimum System

Windows 95/98/Me or Windows NT 4.0 SP3/2000
Pentium 75Mhz or greater
16Mb of RAM
CD-Rom Drive and CD Burner
10Mb to 30Mb of available hard disk space
SVGA Screen
Microsoft Mouse or other compatible pointing device

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