How We Test Monitors

Our jury-based testing evaluates displays using a collection of photos, test screens, and high-def video.

ViewSonic VA2448m-LED LCD Monitor Review: Good Images, Shaky Design

A wobbly stand and below-average motion detract from the otherwise good features and performance of the VA2448m-LED.

Samsung S24A450bw LCD Monitor Review: Moderate Price, Flexible Design

Though it has only basic connections, this 24-inch Samsung display is an appealing option that earned Very Good scores across the board.

HP x2301 LCD Monitor Review: Glossy Display Boasts Unusual Design

The x2301 stands out with its striking translucent base and glossy screen, but its viewing angle and screen uniformity are mediocre.

Dream Screens: Eye-Catching 24-Inch Monitors

Which display will make your images, videos, and documents look their best? We tested nine LCDs, from the biggest monitor makers, to identify the best of breed.

ViewSonic VP2365 LCD Monitor Review: Plain Looks, Good Performance

Solid performance and a flexible design make the VP2365 worth considering for those who want a basic IPS-panel display with a wide viewing angle.

Samsung E2420L LCD Monitor Review: Basic Display Performs Decently

Although the E2420L's features are limited, its on-screen performance was solid in tests, making this bare-bones monitor a good budget choice.

HP ZR2440w LCD Monitor Review: 24-Inch Display Offers Brilliant Color

The ZR2440w is a fairly expensive display, but it swept the competition in our latest on-screen performance tests.

Asus VS247H-P LCD Monitor Review: An Appealing Budget Choice

Reasonably priced, the VS247H-P display lacks ergonomic adjustability but is a good all-around performer.

Dell U2412M LCD Monitor Review: A Flexible, Good-Quality 24-Inch Display

The U2412M offers very good on-screen performance, multiple input types, a flexible design, and wide viewing angles.

Acer S242HL LCD Monitor Review: Middling Screen Quality

The 242HL's price and specs may be attractive, but its mediocre on-screen performance should have shoppers looking elsewhere.

LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series 2TB hard drive

If you do have a recent Mac with Thunderbolt, especially a MacBook Air, then the Little Big Disk is the least expensive, smallest Thunderbolt drive, and fastest portable hard drive currently available.

on macworld.com

21.5- and 27-inch iMacs (Mid 2011)

Last week, Apple updated its iconic line of iMac desktop computers with technologies first introduced in February with the MacBook Pro. At the heart of the new iMacs are new Intel processors and new device connectivity, both of which provide the new iMacs with welcomed speed boosts.

on macworld.com

Putting the Band Into GarageBand

One may be the loneliest number, but that's how most people use GarageBand--sitting alone in front of their Mac, playing along with loops and building songs...

on techhive.com

Speedmark 6.5

Here in the Macworld Lab, we try to keep Speedmark, our Macintosh benchmark test suite, on pace with the current version of Mac OS X (for example, we updated to...