Product roundup: New printers, PCs with backup

Latest products designed to help small and medium-sized businesses protect their data and work more efficiently.

Tech vendors bulk up their offerings to ensure small and medium-sized businesses get more bang for their IT buck.

Toshiba bundles Acronis
Toshiba has bundled its notebooks and tablet PCs with Acronis' True Image Personal Edition software so that users can backup their data easily.

Computer users can create an exact disk image for complete system backup, as well as bare metal restore which refers to the process of restoring data and settings using backed-up data.

The disk backup file contains the exact copy of a hard disk, including all the computer data, operating system and programs. After a system crash, the user can restore the entire system or simply replace lost files and folders from the disk backup.

HP Compaq dx7200 Business Desktop
This new offering from HP incorporates the latest processors with Hyper-Thread technology, high-capacity serial ATA hard drives, DDR2 SDRAM memory, USB 2.0 and high-speed multi-functional optical storage drives.

The desktop computer is pre-loaded with the new Altiris Local Recovery software for PC backup, restoration and recovery. The local recovery solution helps protect users' data and the system image in a hidden, protected partition on the PC's hard drive.

The HP Compaq dx7200 is available in now, starting at S$1,183 (US$700), excluding monitor.

Fuji Xerox multi-function printers
Fuji Xerox has launched two new multi-function printers (MFPs) targeted at SOHOs (small office, home offices), small workgroups in SMBs, and even small to mid-sized user groups in corporate or government offices.

The printer manufacturer claims the WorkCentre 220/222 MFPs have print speeds of 20 pages per minute, a first page out time of less than 13 seconds, a print resolution of 600 x 600dpi, and color scan capabilities of 48-bit, 600 x 2400dpi (optical), or 9600 x 9600dpi (interpolated). The printers come with a 250-sheet paper tray and one-sheet multi-purpose tray.

In addition, the printers offer high-speed faxing at 33.6 kbps and copying speed of 20ppm. The printers boast a memory capacity of up to 32MB. Prices start from S$599 (US$355).