Microsoft's ARM-based tablet has plenty of good points, but there are enough downsides to make caution advisable. The hardware platform and the Windows RT ecosystem will undoubtedly improve, so we'd suggest giving version 1.0 a miss unless you're an avid early adopter.
The Nexus 10 sets the standard for other tablet manufacturers. If Google can persuade developers to fill in the gaps in the app market, then it will deserve to be wildly popular.
Ubuntu 12.10 contains more controversial changes than expected. If you can live with or work around those changes, it remains a powerful and useful desktop Linux operating system.
My nephew recommended I check out the iPhone 5 cases from STM Bags and it is recommendations like this that help direct you to good products when there appear to be an overwhelming number of case options.
The ThinkCentre M92z is a good-quality business-grade 23in. all-in-one computer. To get the most out of it, though, you may need a better-specified model than the entry-level system reviewed here.
Evernote is one of the most useful apps I have on my devices, but I still like to put a pen to paper and make notes. Thanks to a new product from Moleskine, Evernote fans can record in a cool Evernote-themed notebook and get their notes accurately into a digital archive.
The Elevation Dock+ was finally delivered, about six months past the original planned launch date. It is an elegant dock and works well with the iPhone 4/4S, iPod touch, and nano with a future planned update for the iPhone 5.
The VAIO T13 ultrabook is attractively priced, but Sony has made a number of compromises to achieve this.
Dell's business-class 23in. all-in-one desktop has a lot to recommend it, including unfussy design, solid construction, low power consumption and quiet operation. However, its graphics performance is moderate, the screen's viewing angles could be better and it's not cheap.
When it works well, the Galaxy Note 10.1's S Pen functionality is impressive and reliable. However, we'd like to see more emphasis on handwriting recognition. The quad-core processor can surely handle this, and we'll be looking for it in the next-generation Note device.
A jazzy new interface and a CRM-like Lead Centre are the main new features in QuickBooks 2013. Existing users may struggle to justify the upgrade, but there's a lot in the product already and this refresh certainly won't do sales any harm.
It's not the most powerful or scalable 2U server in Dell's PowerEdge range, but the R520 is still a quick, capable and affordable dual-socket platform that can be configured to handle a variety of both datacentre and distributed office workloads.
There are features in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 that many people will never use, but its core dictation capability is excellent, while the context-sensitive sidebar help is a big improvement.
The Tecra R950 is a hefty 15.6in. business-grade notebook with an up-to-date set of security and manageability features, integrated mobile broadband and a solid but understated design. It performs well enough for its market, but we'd prefer a higher screen resolution.
The tower equivalent of the rack-mounted R720, Dell's PowerEdge T620 sports the same processor, RAM and management options plus even more flexible storage. It's a powerful and versatile platform that can cope with everything from standard file and print duties through distributed branch office applications to private cloud deployment.
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