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Dell OptiPlex 9010 AIO review

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.

September 26, 2012 by

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Cisco Linksys EA4500 review

With its novel cloud-based configuration and app platform, Cisco's EA4500 is an interesting experiment, but the hardware itself fails to excite.

August 7, 2012 by Kelvyn Taylor

9 Comments 2 Votes

Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam review

Although it's not cheap by consumer standards, Logitech's BCC950 ConferenceCam is an excellent solution for businesses wanting to get into video communication without going to the much greater expense of installing traditional room-based systems.

August 2, 2012 by

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Acer Aspire S5 review

The Aspire S5 is an exceptionally slim, light and stylish ultrabook. However, it's also expensive: to blow us away, it needs a better screen, an Ethernet port and longer battery life — and a lower price.

August 1, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

5 Comments 10 Votes

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

This smart-looking, lightweight 10.1in. Android tablet comes with a good range of preinstalled business software. Although its lack of support for USB devices and USB charging is unfortunate, Fujitsu has made an admirable job of producing a tablet that's equally usable in the office and at home.

July 30, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

8 Comments 1 Vote

HP Z1 Workstation review

HP's Z1 Workstation is a well-designed, powerful and upgradable all-in-one PC suitable for a range of professional power users. Although not without its flaws, the Z1 is well worth considering if you want something different from the traditional desktop form factor.

July 18, 2012 by

4 Comments 1 Vote

ioSafe Solo review

The ioSafe Solo is bulkier, heavier, slower and more expensive than less robust external drives. But it works well enough, and if you need your data to survive being burned and flooded, you can put your trust in this device.

July 11, 2012 by

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Eurocom Monster 1.0 review

This 11.6in. notebook is an outstanding performer. It's not particularly lightweight or attractive, but the specification is top-notch and the screen, keyboard and touchpad are all perfectly usable. Plenty of professionals will be keen to get their hands on this system, if they can stomach the price tag.

July 5, 2012 by

7 Comments 5 Votes

Orange San Diego review

The first Intel-powered smartphone offers excellent value for money, with its large screen, good battery life and NFC support. On the downside, it lacks storage expansion, runs Android 2.3 and some apps may not run on the Atom processor.

July 4, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

4 Comments 6 Votes

Drobo B1200i review

Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.

July 3, 2012 by Alan Stevens

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Acer Iconia Tab A510

Acer's Olympics-branded Iconia Tab A510 isn't the most eye-catching of Android 4.0 tablets, but it does have a quad-core processor, a useful software bundle and above-average battery life. Business users may prefer the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T for its keyboard dock.

June 27, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

6 Comments 4 Votes

Toshiba Satellite Pro C850-10N

The Satellite Pro C850-10N delivers decent performance at a reasonable price. The keyboard flex is a concern, but build quality is generally robust. Overall, it's a good basic business workhorse.

May 29, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

Comments 3 Votes

Dell PowerEdge T320

Dell has done a lot more than simply upgrade the PowerEdge T320 to the new Xeon E5-2400 processor. Memory and storage also get a huge boost, and there's optional iDRAC 7 management and an embedded hypervisor option, making this a real SME power platform.

May 14, 2012 by Alan Stevens

Comments 2 Votes

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