Dell’s behemoth XPS 730x gaming PC is overkill. Two video cards, water cooling, a mammoth processor, 6GB of RAM and a garish full tower case combine to make a machine that will handle any recent game thrown at it, and its performance was excellent du...
Dell's OptiPlex 760 is a small form factor desktop PC aimed at business users. It has limited expansion options but won't take up too much desk space. This PC provides plenty of power but maintenance is more difficult than with other small form facto...
Lenovo's ThinkCentre 58p Small Form Factor is a business-oriented desktop PC that's quick, expandable, won't take up too much space on a desk, and features Intel vPro technology, which facilitates remote management.
Dell's Precision T3500 entry-level workstation desktop PC offers Nehalem power for a reasonable price. Configuration options suit a wide range of applications but aftermarket maintenance and expansion is more difficult than it needs to be.
Following on from the success of the netbook, PC and notebook manufacturers are now turning their attention to low-cost PCs — enter the net-top. The net-top is an all-in-one PC that requires minimal effort to set up and which is designed to per...
Lenovo's ThinkCentre A62 mid-tower AMD-based desktop PC provides plenty of expansion, easy maintenance and enough power to complete intensive computing tasks such as video editing, in addition to everyday office tasks. It's a reasonably good value PC...
You can't tell from the outside that Apple's new two-socket, eight-core Mac Pro, based on Intel's new Nehalem Xeon CPU, is much changed from the two-socket, quad-core Mac Pro that preceded it. The only giveaway? One front panel FireWire port has been...
The HP Compaq dc5850 is a small form factor desktop PC for businesses. It has a tool-less chassis and uses standard PC components (bar its power supply), which makes maintenance easy. Its expansion options and appealing price tag (for a business PC) ...
The drive towards virtualisation has meant that there's a been a growing interest in thin clients as the front end. When Paul Maritz, the CEO of Vmware starts talking publicly about the emergence of the 'software mainframe', the realisation is that c...
It has been a year and a half since Apple updated its budget desktop line of Macs, but a new Mac Mini has finally been released.
The range of Apple iMac desktop computers has been refreshed. There are virtually no aesthetic or design changes — faster processors, more memory and larger hard drives are the order of the day. Although the brilliantly designed Apple iMac rema...
It's small and inexpensive yet Acer's Veriton L670G is based on an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU, so it has plenty of power for running the applications in your small office or large corporate workplace.
Business users who want a small PC that's well-armed for running the latest office programs will appreciate the Dell Optiplex 960. It won't take up more than a 33cm square on a desk, it will run quietly and it has the latest in hard drive and monitor...
The ASUS Eee Top may look like a toy, but it's actually an all-in-one PC with a touch screen. It can be described as an entry-level version of HP's TouchSmart PC -- it's nowhere near as powerful or feature-rich, nor is it as good looking as a TouchSm...
The just-released Beta 1 version of Windows 7 is a solid, fast-performing, stable operating system that appears to be just about fully baked and ready for prime time. It is much further along than Windows Vista was during its initial beta phase, and ...
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