Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

browser comparison sept 2014

Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed, ease of use and more

Do you like your browser fast, easy on system resources, or simple to use? We tested Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari, and found surprising differences on these measures.

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-251

QNAP TS-251 NAS box review: Fast and versatile, but short on memory

High-end NAS boxes tend to be expensive. QNAP’s latest is the most capable in its price range, but it comes with a few caveats.

Lenovo Y40 Gaming PC

Lenovo Y40 review: An understated 14-inch gaming laptop for less than $1000

This stylish machine games up to 1080p and is an all-around nicely realized laptop.

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Epson Expression Premium XP-520 review: $130 printer delivers beautiful output and surprisingly affordable ink

It's hard to find an inexpensive printers that doesn't ream you with pricey inks, but this model's high-yield cartridges offer an economical option.

WD My Passport Wireless

WD My Passport Wireless review: This hard drive is lightweight and affordable, but short on endurance

WD is a bit late to the wireless storage party, but its new drive brings some goodies.

epson workforce pro wf 4630 jul 2014

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 review: For $300, small-office inkjet offers better output and value than a color laser

The WF-4630's new PrecisionCore print head produces near laser-like print quality. Throw in great features and low operational costs and you have an outstanding, low-cost, low-volume office multifunction.

virtual hard drive Windows

Virtual hard drives: The IT pro trick that lets you back up your data for free

IT professionals have used virtual hard drives for years in servers and virtual machines, but you can also use VHDs to back up your data. we'll show you how and when to do this.

hp officejet pro x585 front

HP Officejet Enterprise Color Flow X585z review: Fast pages, cheap pages, run lasers, run

The X585dn competes well with similarly-priced, enterprise-class laser multifunctions, but costs less to operate and produces better photos.

Dell Venue 11 Pro 7139 (Security)

Dell Venue 11 Pro 7139 (Security) review: Supremely powerful and super secure

This 11-inch tablet boasts an Intel Core i5 processor with vPro and Trusted Platform Module support, a smart card reader, and biometric security.

Dell Inspiron 5000 series (Model 5447)

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series review: An attractive middle-of-the-road 14-inch laptop

This laptop is pretty enough on the outside that you'll wish it had more going for it on the inside.

optmizer pro20

TechGenie PC Optimizer review: Maximum advertising, minimal value

Though the free utilities work to a degree, the primary purpose of this suite is to up-sell you and advertise the company's telephone support.

lookout web1

Lookout Premium review: Outstanding anti-theft protection for Android phones

Though its malware detection rate doesn't quite match up with the elite, this Android app offers great help with locating, securing, and protecting your phone. It might even send you a picture of the jerk who stole it.

solid state doctor7

Solid State Doctor 3.1 review: SSD TRIM for the masses

Solid State Doctor will force your SSD to clean house and deliver its best performance, as well as clone it, diagnose it, and secure erase it.

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Digital Storm Vanquish II review: An affordable gamer with limited expandability

The Vanquish II Ultimate delivers a great 1080p gaming experience for the price, but its micro-ATX motherboard doesn't give you a lot of options.

ssds raid primary

Feed your greed for speed by installing SSDs in RAID 0

An SSD upgrade will boost your PC's performance. Upgrading to two SSDs in RAID 0 will render it mind-bendingly fast.