A new class of portable hard drive creates its own Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can stream media or transfer files from a PC, notebook, tablet, or smartphone without a cable. Which one's best?
Windows 8 has some nice apps inhabiting the modern UI, but having them accessible from the classic desktop in a window makes them even better.
The ENVY x2 is well-designed convertible Windows 8 tablet with great looks and even better battery life. Performance is just adequate, though not disappointing.
This well-rounded and affordable mini-PC is larger than the smallest competition, but sports optical-drive options and better thermals.
The articulated stand and VESA mount point render Dell’s Optiplex 9010 one of the versatile all-in-ones we've tested.
While unchanged outwardly, PowerDVD 13 significantly enhances 1080 video, delivers better performance, and remains the premiere DVD/BD/3D playback solution.
This corporate ultrabook is as classy as it gets. It's pricey, but has good looks and a great feel, as well as top-notch performance and features.
MuLab offers all the audio and MIDI recording features the average musician needs, and few that they don't. Power without stressful visual overload (and they said it couldn't be done).
This standalone utility will download any video you can grab a URL for, and it can download directly from YouTube.
The C1760nw’s impressive graphics quality makes it a stronger choice than other low-cost color lasers.
If you want to broaden Windows' preview capabilities, try this this file-viewing utility. It integrates into Explorer and supports over 300 file types, including many you may no longer own the software for.
Isobuster's name is only a partial clue to its functionality. It opens and extracts files from images files, but it also recovers data from any type of media.
This mainstream gaming machine carries a comforting two-year warranty and provides top-notch, if not best-of-breed, performance and gameplay.
This free cross-platform notation editor has a surprising amount of power and great looking notation. It's not as slick as some of the paid competition, but it will surpass the needs of most users.
Handsome, easy to use, and with nice output, the LaserJet Pro M251nw is a good deal for light-usage scenarios. The pricey toner and lack of automatic duplexing are drawbacks.