Jon L. JacobiJon Jacobi, PCWorld

Jon L. Jacobi has worked with computers since you flipped switches and punched cards to program them. He studied music at Juilliard, and now he power-mods his car for kicks.

Review: Vizio's CA24T is a welcome upgrade to an already stylish AIO

This 24-inch all-in-one offers a much improved display and better performance, while retaining its unique combination subwoofer/power supply and superior styling.

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

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While not as fast as the company's top-of-the-line Vector, the affordable Vertex 450 comes close, and is certainly fast enough for the average user.

Review: OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

While not as fast as the company's top-of-the-line Vector, the affordable Vertex 450 comes close, and is certainly fast enough for the average user.

Review: Active@ Boot Disk 7 is a jack-of-all-trades repair and imaging utility

This super-handy, Windows-environment boot disk is great for backup, recovery, and repair. You can even change passwords with it.

Review: The Seagate 600 SSD is a great consumer-oriented first effort

Seagate's makes a solid entry into the consumer SSD fray.

The proper care and feeding of SSD storage

Treat a solid-state drive like its mechanical cousin and you could end up in a world of pain. Here's how to handle these exotic beasts.

Review: Notion 4 shatters your musical notation notions

The slickest musical score editor on the planet has new entry tools and a significantly lower price.

Review: Lenovo’s ThinkCentre Edge 92z is good for both work and play

This all-in-one delivers business-class features, plus a discrete GPU option that’s good enough for games.

Review: Corel VideoStudio X6 eases creative video production

Corel's VideoStudio X6 is the easiest-to-learn, easiest-to-use video editor out there. It supports most major technologies, and the creative tools are first-rate.

Upgrade your home network with a media-streaming, backup-ready NAS box

Single-drive, network-attached storage boxes attach to your router and start at around $200.

Review: R-Drive Image backs up anything

A svelte and super capable imaging program with very reliable performance.

Review: R-Studio recovers data when others won't

If you want the best shot at retrieving lost data without resorting to a service, R-Studio Data Recovery is the bullet.

Wi-Fi hard drive showdown: Corsair Voyager vs. Seagate Wireless Plus

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?

Review: ModernMix runs modern UI apps in windows

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.

HP Envy x2 looks great and lasts a long time, but speed is just adequate

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.

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