David MurphyPCWorld

iBuyPower Gamer Paladin HS11: Desktop Offers a Nice Mix of Power and Price

We love this performance desktop’s speeds, but its omission of a Blu-ray player leaves movie buffs in the cold.

Polywell ITX-Z6800: Great Meat; Needs Potatoes

This superfast system costs a pretty penny for its performance. But where did all the other features go?

HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One Review: A Superfast PC That Fizzles

If speed is the name of your game, you won’t be disappointed by this business-class, all-in-one system. But that’s all it really brings to the table.

How to Control a Computer’s Screen from Afar

Thanks to the power of networking and a super-handy freeware app, you can move the mouse and input keystrokes on faraway systems as if you were sitting down right in front of them.

Finding Your Router’s IP Address

To adjust your router’s many settings you need to access its Web configuration screen. To log into the configuration screen, you need to know your router’s IP address. Here’s how to find it.

The Desktop Wireless Adapter Difference: USB vs. PCI

You’re one wireless adapter away from unshackling your digital desktop life, but which kind should you get?

Mastering Static IP Addresses

Learn why — and how — to assign specific IP addresses to network-connected devices instead of just anything that’s available.

Two Ways to Keep Your Wi-Fi Network Even Safer

Sharing your powerful Wi-Fi signal with guests and neighbors is nice, but you should take measures to protect your network and data from uninvited users. Here’s how.

How To Be Notified of Your Router’s Networking Activities

Yes, your router can actually let you know via email how it’s doing, who’s tried to connect to it, and if there are firmware updates that you need to install.

HP Pavilion Elite H8-1010: Lost in the Mainstream-Desktop Crowd

In a category flush with speed demons and value-oriented media machines, HP’s latest desktop seems a bit dull.

Micro Express MicroFlex 68B: One of the Best Values Gets Better

This mainstream desktop is low on price, and high on just about everything else. Talk about a Sandy Bridge system to beat!

Acer Aspire AM3970: Power and a Low Price, but Not Much Else

If you’re looking for one of the most inexpensive PC upgrades to Sandy Bridge short of building a desktop system yourself, the Aspire AM3970 doesn’t disappoint. It just doesn’t offer much beyond that.

Lenovo IdeaCentre K330: Lots of Speed, Little Expandability

You can do a lot with Lenovo’s inexpensive, superfast PC: You just can’t add much to the system you buy.