New mag aims to corner high-style computer market

A new magazine aimed at the top end of the PC computer market is being launched, writes Sarah Lagan.

Published by Highbury Entertainment, GigaHz costs £5 and will include 180 pages of reviews and editorial on the latest hardware and technology, advice on modifying computers (modding) and improving performance as well as in-depth games reviews.

Paul Lester, former editor of GigaHz’s sister titles PC Basics and PC Home, will edit the launch. His team is made up of a designer, assistant designer, a reporter, a technical editor and a sub-editor.

With an initial print run of 40,000 copies, GigaHz hopes to bring a sense of style to the PC industry. Lester said: “We want to give PCs back the style that Macs have taken away from them. This is a very targeted market but GigaHz will carve itself a new niche for the high-end users.

“We are the Performance Car equivalent for computing magazines, with lavish photography accompanying indepth, well-researched features.”

Existing titles published by Highbury Entertainment – formerly Paragon Publishing – include Play, PowerStation, P2, CUBE, DVD review and Hotdog.

The first issue of GigaHz goes on sale on 14 October.

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