Stories by Elias Plastiras


Dell XPS 730

Much like this year's Boston Celtics basketball team, the Dell XPS 730 is composed of three key elements (the superstars, if you will) and a bunch of good all-round components (the role players). This should make it a prime contender for any user who...

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 (11306)

With a red lid that's sure to turn heads, Lenovo's IdeaPad U110 is an ultraportable laptop aimed at people who want something that's very easy to carry and stylish as well. Its beauty isn't just skin deep: there's plenty of substance to this machine ...

Acer Extensa E261 Standard

While they might not be blessed with spectacular specifications, the latest batch of Acer Extensa desktops are functional and very affordable. They are aimed at small businesses who want to deploy simple yet capable systems for their employees to use...

Top 5 ultraportable notebooks

As long as I can remember, people have been asking me why small, ultra-portable notebooks are more expensive than their 14 and 15in counterparts. "But they're smaller and don't need as much material to build" is one of the arguments I'd hear. I'd cou...


Don't be fooled by the NEC POWERMATE X9320's short stature: inside it's packed with features that make it perfect for all home computing endeavours -- except for high-end gaming. It's equipped with a quad-core CPU, a four-drive RAID 0 array and 3GB o...

Toshiba Portege R500 (PPR50A-04N05C)

Toshiba's Portege R500 is a small notebook with a big battery. It's designed for business users who just want something that will last them a very long time on the road. And by light, we mean less than 1kg!

Lexar Mobile Memory Kit

Give your phone more storage for music, photos and videos, and transfer those files to your computer using the supplied adapter.

Toshiba Portege M800 (PPM80A-03H009)

The size of the Portege M800 makes it a desirable unit for any mobile professional or student, although at 2.1kg, it is a shade heavier than a typical ultraportable notebook.

Dell Vostro 1510

Business users want a big screen, plenty of storage space and a fast dual-core CPU; and they're willing to pay for it. That's what Dell has learned from its biggest ever research project into the small business market, and it has incorporated all the...

Hewlett-Packard 2133 Mini-Note PC

While it has some similarities to the ASUS Eee PC, the Hewlett-Packard 2133 Mini-Note PC is a different beast altogether: it has a 5400rpm notebook hard drive instead of a solid-state drive, it has a higher screen resolution (despite being 8.9in in s...

TP-Link TL-WR941N

Migrating to an 802.11 draft-n wireless network will cost you well under $200 if you opt to shop around a little and go for the TP-Link TL-WR941N router and one of its associated USB adapters (TL-WN821N). It will distribute either an ADSL2+ or cable ...

LG Super Multi Blue Blu-ray Disc Rewriter (BE06)

You know technology moves fast when a brand new optical drive is released to market and one of its main features is an obsolete disc format! It's easy to make jokes about the demise of HD-DVD, but it's not all bad news for the format -- there are sti...

TI Computers TI Game 1500

If it's a gaming system you're after and your budget is less than $2000, consider this offering from TI Computers, which is equipped with plenty of processing and 3-D power.

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