Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

Samsung Printer Xpress C410W review: NFC makes low-end color laser a little special

Its toner costs are high, and the Samsung Xpress C410W is one of the slower color laser printers we've ever tested, but print quality, including color photos, is as good or better than anything in its price range. And, it prints via NFC.

PCs fail. Be ready with the best boot-drive programs

When disaster strikes, you need a plan for booting up your PC. These utilities can help restore order in times of crisis, allowing you access to your operating system and all of your data again.

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Cyberlink Director Suite 2 review: Video suite adds FX, support for more technologies

Cyberlink's Director Suite 2 remains a powerful set of media editing and production applications that handle video, images, and audio with aplomb. The new features. though welcome, form a relatively mild upgrade.

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VLC Review: 2.1 "Rincewind" looks the same, plays better

The finest free multimedia player in the world is now even better, thanks to lots of improvements under the hood.

Acer V5 review: Sexy-looking V5-552G-X414 is only a competent performer

The V5-552G is an all-purpose, 15-inch laptop with a handsome design as well as decent everyday performance and gaming. But the odd-feeling touchpad click mechanism irks.

Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook review: Haswell refresh adds performance

Dell's cleverly designed laptop/tablet improves with new CPUs. It runs faster and lasts longer, but is still premium priced.

Benchmarks don't lie: SSD upgrades deliver huge performance gains

An SSD can breathe new life into an old PC, but exactly how much performance do you gain? PCWorld ran the tests. Here are the results.

WD Sentinel RX4100 review: A rack-mount NAS every SMB should consider

Western Digital's RX4100 rack-mount NAS might change the minds of small-business users about using desktop-style equipment.

Nero 2014 Platinum review: Burning and media creation suite gets easier to use

Nero 2014 Platinum, the venerable optical disc and media creation suite offers an improved interface in some modules, as well as support for 4K video and Blu-ray movie playback.

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Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate 6.5 review: Robust, fast, and feature-rich

If a free video converter won't cut it for you, Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate's speed and disc burning may be what you seek.

Fragging wonderful: The truth about defragging your SSD

We know defragging a hard drive can improve performance, and we've heard the opposite about solid-state drives. We analyze the tech reasoning and put four defraggers through their paces on both kinds of drives. The results may surprise you.

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Acronis True Image 2014 review: Still powerful and feature-rich, now easier to use

Acronis True Image, one of the first drive partitioning and backup programs for PCs, remains one of the best. In the 2014 version, it also just got a lot friendlier.

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Review: ProDrenalin fixes home action video problems

For not much cash, ProDrenalin fixes nearly any problem with your home video: fish-eye, rolling shutter effect, or the shakes.

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QNAP TS-469 Pro review: A fast NAS box well suited to both business and pleasure

This speedy four-bay box is a fabulous storage device for SMBs and consumers alike.

Review: Dell B1265dfw is a decent monochrome laser MFP with pricey toner

The Dell B1265dfw is a reasonably capable monochrome laser MFP for small offices, but its two-sided scanning abilities are weak, and toner costs are high.