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Asus B43J: Perfect for Multitasking Business Users

Asus's B43J notebook has a lot of neat little touches that help it stand out in a boring crowd.

Kids' Computers Through the Ages

The evolution of toy computers for children mirrors that of real-world systems for adults. We look at some of the changes the play-along versions have undergone in the past 70 years.

Toshiba E305-S1900X: A Feature-Rich, Ergonomically Poor Laptop

The E305-S1900X brings cutting-edge technology to the fore, along with some poor ergonomic choices.

Dell Inspiron 17R: Large and in Charge

Dell's highly configurable Inspiron 17R desktop replacement sports an elegant, clean design.

Dell Latitude E6420 ATG Review: A Fast, Tough, and Pricey Laptop

With an amazing battery life, lots of raw computing power, and a supertough case, the Dell Latitude E6420 ATG will appeal to business users who can afford to pay top dollar for a high-performance laptop.

Dell Latitude E5420 Review: A Sturdy Business Companion

With its impressive battery life and tough construction, the Dell Latitude E5420 is ready for whatever rough-and-tumble situations a business traveler may put it in, but it isn't cheap or lightweight.

Asus K53E-B1: A Beefy But Affordable Workhorse

It's on the heavy side and not particularly speedy, but the K53E-B1 delivers decent features, good battery life, and superior audio for a modest price.

The Laptop and Desktop Specs That Matter

Contrary to what you might think, speed isn't always the most important thing when you're buying a new computer.

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook: Chrome OS Underwhelms

Maybe the Chromebook is just ahead of its time, or maybe the world will never be ready for a laptop that does little more than run a single Web browser. The compromises you make with Chrome OS far outweigh the benefits you get.

Which Specs Deserve Your Respect?

When it comes to buying a new computer, printer, camera, HDTV, phone, tablet, or storage drive, there are some specs you can safely neglect. Here are the features to ignore, pay attention to in some contexts and actively seek out.

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Acer Aspire 8950G Aspires to Multimedia Greatness

Acer ships a surprisingly svelte desktop replacement laptop with an 18.4-inch display, but it falls a little short of digital media nirvana.

HP EliteBook 8460p: Solid, Unassuming, and Built for Business

HP’s latest EliteBook 8460p won’t win any awards for looks, but it does come with a good display and keyboard for road warriors.

Asus EeePC 1215B: Netbook or Ultraportable?

This laptop is sold as a netbook, but matches up well with mainstream ultraportables in all but performance.