Don't-Miss Business Hardware Stories
PCWorld's editors pinpoint the top tech products of 2012, in categories ranging from PCs to productivity software.
The Acer S7-391 is a super thin ultraportable with a great display, design and performance, but only moderate battery life.
This laptop has nice speakers, a usable touchscreen, and some expensive-looking design elements. But it’s just too bulky and underwhelming (performance-wise) to justify the almost-$1000 price tag.
The Yoga is perhaps one of the most usable Ultrabooks available today. It’s got a great keyboard, trackpad, and touchscreen, and it can be used in multiple positions.
Razer's updated Blade offers a good gaming performance and a cool, programmable set of visual keys for gamers, but its quirky nature makes it less useful for other tasks.
Epson's Expression Premium XP-800 is a great little multifunction that handles every SOHO chore in the book and is especially well-suited for graphic artisans. But for a nearly $300 printer, ink costs are high.
Brother's MFC-J4510DW is a fast, innovative inkjet multifunction that handles large paper sizes, produces nice photos and is easy to use. There's also automatic duplex printing and an ADF, and best of all: affordable ink.
The TelyHD Business Edition enables big-screen Skype videoconferencing on a small budget. It's worth a look for SMBs that conduct regular remote meetings.
You can do better than your router's stock firmware. DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWRT, M0n0wall, PfSense, and Vyatta suit a wide range of devices.
The Xerox Phaser 6700/DN is a workgroup color laser printer with good speed, paper capacity, and features. True Adobe PostScript and a high 2400-by-1200-dpi resolution make for smooth color images. The one-year warranty seems not to fit with the rest of the package.
The Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a decent performer with good features that lets you take advantage of Windows 8's touch capabilities, but it's also on the heavy side.
If you think all-in-one PCs are weak computers good only for Web surfing and light productivity apps, you haven't shopped for an all-in-one PC lately.
These tiny projectors weigh less than a pound, but each is capable of delivering business presentations, slideshows, and video to audiences in boardrooms and living rooms.