Tuesday, January 26, 2010

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t Review
Unlike many of Hewlett-Packard’s desktop PCs, which can be bought off-the-shelf in stores or online via the likes of Best Buy and Amazon.com, HP's new Pavilion Elite HPE-170t is a configure-to-order model that's only available direct from shopping.hp.com. The “HPE” in the system name stands for “High Performance Edition,” but as you can imagine from a computer line that has configurations starting as low as $699 (for the HPE-110t) and soaring to over $1,500, the term “high performance” is more of a relative concept. Performance will vary depending on the components you're willing to pay for, but we must say, based on the model we tested, you can get a juiced-up and reasonable-value machine in this line if you configure yours carefully...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lenovo IdeaCentre D400 Review
Network-attached storage (NAS) devices tend to come in one of two form factors. The first kind is single-drive units that aren’t upgradable, which are typically geared toward home users. The other is NAS devices that can accommodate multiple user-upgradable hard drives, designed for advanced home users and small businesses. What these NAS devices typically have in common, however, is that they use a streamlined version of the Linux OS to control the unit and its browser-based user interface...
HP TouchSmart 600 All-In-One PC Review
With a claim of “nearly 30-years of touch innovation” under its belt, HP is no stranger to touch-input technology. The company has recently integrated touch input into a number of its consumer and business product lines, such as tablets and displays and perhaps is most well-known for its line of TouchSmart all-in-one desktop PCs. In fact, when the TouchSmart first debuted in 2007, it was one of very first multi-touch desktop PCs to hit the market, though touch technology has come a long way since then, especially with the advent of Windows 7's touch capabilities...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

HP MediaSmart Server EX495 Review
Network-attached-storage (NAS) devices are a great solution for users who need a centralized location on their home network to store their data and media, as well as back up their family’s PCs. These days, most NAS devices also do extra duty as media servers and even provide remote access when you are outside of your home...