Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

Ultimate guide to SSDs (plus reviews of 7 new drives!)

Is your PC still relying on an old-school hard drive? Installing a solid-state drive is the best upgrade investment you can make.

Velocity Solo X2 review: Teach an old PC new SATA 6-gbps tricks

If your PC doesn’t have a SATA 6-gbps interface, this device will add it and let you attach one drive (it also has a second interface to host another drive).

Review: Epson WorkForce WF-2540 All-in-One Printer

The WorkForce WF-2540 color inkjet multifunction has some nice features and good output quality, but ink costs are high, and it slows considerably when scanning, or when printing at higher-quality settings.

Review: BestCrypt lives up to its name with excellent features

The best is expensive, but your money buys you a classy complete security solution in BestCrypt. Most end-users, however, will do fine with freebies such as TrueCrypt.

Vizio CT15-A4 Review: Performance and elegance in one slick package

The CT15-A4 is an impressive thin-and-light laptop with loads of style and performance. It's actually not all that light, but you'll like it just the same.

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Acer Iconia W700 review: Tablet, meet desktop

Acer's made a decent first attempt at tablet/desktop convergence with the W700, but the technology and implementation still isn't fully baked.

Review: StartMenuPlus8 is just another utility to give Windows 8 a Start Menu

If you're looking to restore the missing Start Menu to Windows 8, StartMenuPlus 8 is a functional equivalent that has more features—though it's not as pretty.

Review: Wavosaur is tiny and free, but it's still a full-featured audio editor

Wavosaur is an impressive programming feat with full support for VSTfx and ASIO. This free, full-featured audio editing (sans FX) packs a lot of power into a tiny, ultra-efficient package.

Iomega StorCenter px2-300d NAS: A pretty performer

A very capable two-bay NAS box with high-end performance. Buy one empty unless you really need enterprise-class hard drives.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum rocks as utility for DVD backup

Back up your DVDs, including commercial movies, and convert them to various mobile formats with this easy-to-use offering.

Review: Xerox ColorQube 8700/X solid-ink color multifunction printer

This workgroup unit has a high price tag, but it's very fast and thoroughly equipped. The solid-ink technology produces laserlike results with less fuss and lower cost.

Review: Samsung CLX-6260FW color laser multifunction printer

Impressive print quality is the highlight of this small workgroup unit. Speed and features are competent. Toner costs range from average to a little pricey.

Review: Canon Pixma MG6320 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One

Canon's new Pixma MG6320 raises the bar for printer design. It's significantly easier to use than its predecessors, has automatic duplex printing, and produces nice output. Ink costs for some cartridges are higher than average.

Review: Sony's Sound Forge Audio Station 10 is powerful and versatile

An old-school interface belies this program's power and versatility. It's limited to stereo, though; no 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound.

Acer S7-391 review: a serious edge for Windows 8

The Acer S7-391 is a super thin ultraportable with a great display, design and performance, but only moderate battery life.