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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Best business laptops

Here's our pick from the laptops we've reviewed this year, which should suit a large variety of businesses.

August 24, 2011 by Staff Writer

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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.

August 9, 2011 by

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Dell Latitude E6420 ATG

The highly configurable Latitude E6420 ATG's ungainly looks are underpinned by a solid chassis design. The screen and keyboard are both good, as is the battery life. We'd prefer integrated USB 3.0 rather than a modular option though.

August 1, 2011 by Sandra Vogel

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Motorola Xoom

The Motorola Xoom is a solidly built 10.1in. Android tablet, although it lacks accessories, uses a proprietary charging cable and offers little in the way of software extras.

July 19, 2011 by Sandra Vogel

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