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Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101

The slide-out keyboard is the Android-based Eee Pad Slider SL101's key feature, and it's probably the make-or-break feature if you're considering a purchase. We'd choose the Slider's Transformer stablemate, but it's nice to have the choice.

November 24, 2011 by Sandra Vogel

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Motion Computing CL900

The vertical market-oriented Motion CL900 is quite heavy, but the trade-off is a rugged build quality that's absent from run-of-the-mill Windows 7 tablets. Lack of performance may be an issue for some potential buyers, but battery life is good and there are plenty of useful accessories on offer.

October 31, 2011 by Sandra Vogel

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HP ProBook 5330m

HP's ProBook 5330m is nicely made, with a responsive keyboard, integrated mobile broadband and generally good performance. We'd have liked it even more with an optical drive, USB 3.0 and better battery life.

October 27, 2011 by Sandra Vogel


Best wireless ADSL2+ modem/routers

In our ongoing testing of wireless ADSL2+ modem/routers, we bring you the top 10 so far. Of course, everyone has a horror story about each, so feel free to comment below on the frustration within.

October 23, 2011 by Craig Simms

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Lenovo ThinkPad X121e

This 11.6in. ultraportable features the usual impressive ThinkPad build quality and exemplary keyboard. If you're seeking a small, portable and relatively affordable notebook and don't mind the absence of an optical drive, the ThinkPad X121e is well worth considering.

October 21, 2011 by Sandra Vogel

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Fujitsu ScanSnap N1800

The ScanSnap N1800 provides an efficient central scanning resource for workgroups. The built-in autofeed and generally automated settings make it very easy to use once the administrative setup is complete.

October 13, 2011 by Terry Relph-Knight


Asus U46SV

The Asus U46SV's 14in. screen could be more vibrant and less shiny; the discrete Nvidia GPU doesn't boost graphics performance as much as expected; and there's more flex in the lid than we'd like. This notebook's saving grace, however, is its excellent battery life.

October 12, 2011 by Sandra Vogel


Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Panasonic's 14in. Toughbook CF-53 is built for ruggedness and therefore relatively heavy. Its standout feature is great battery life. If you need a bigger screen, the 15.4in. Toughbook CF-52 is still available.

October 10, 2011 by Sandra Vogel


Dell Vostro V131

Dell's 13.3in. Vostro V131 looks striking, has a superb keyboard and delivers much-improved battery life over its predecessor. But the lack of an optical drive is annoying and a business-ready configuration doesn't come cheap.

September 22, 2011 by Sandra Vogel

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Samsung 600B5B

Samsung's 600B5B is bulky, heavy and short on battery life for a notebook aimed at mobile professionals, and its 15.6in. screen is let down by moderate resolution. The sturdy chassis and separate number pad on the keyboard may appeal to some, though.

September 20, 2011 by Sandra Vogel


Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T

The TravelMate Timeline 8481T is a robust but slim 14in. notebook with impressive battery life. We'd have liked a higher screen resolution, though, and the keyboard has too much flex.

September 19, 2011 by Sandra Vogel


HP Elitebook 8460p

The Elitebook 8460p is a robust, if somewhat heavy, 14in. business notebook. We don't like the keyboard design, but the matte screen is superb. We also appreciate the range of off-the-shelf configurations, and the high-quality audio subsystem.

September 8, 2011 by Sandra Vogel


ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro

We like the idea of running Android and Windows on the same tablet, and the ViewPad 10pro's Android-in-Windows implementation has merit. However, ViewSonic needs to polish up a few aspects of this tablet, notably its performance and battery life.

September 2, 2011 by Sandra Vogel

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Dell Vostro 3750

Dell's visually pleasing Vostro 3750 is a good desktop replacement contender for small businesses. It delivers solid, if not spectacular, performance and reasonable battery life for a 17.3in. system with dual integrated/discrete graphics and a conventional hard disk.

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