Apple Magic Trackpad Review

For those keeping score, Apple had only one computing product left in its lineup that wasn’t multitouch-oriented: its desktop Macs. Not anymore. With the introduction of the Magic Trackpad, Apple has brought its multitouch-enabled clickpad from the MacBook Pro over to the desktop world in the form of a large, ...

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Transcend StoreJet 25f External Hard Drive Review

The 2.5-inch external hard drive is a simple creature; it’s necessary in a world of finite storage space, and although some manufacturers like Clickfree offer a extra features like preloaded backup software, we also recommend the $175 Transcend StoreJet 25F. This stylish device cuts out all the filler and leaves ...

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Ineo USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station Review

The Ineo USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station is the first such device we’ve seen that supports USB 3.0. It supports both the 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drive designs in one compact unit, and it performs well with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connections. It’s well worth its price ...

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Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Dock NST-D300S3 Review

The Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Dock makes it easy to connect an internal hard drive to a computer, which would otherwise require you to open the computer case and fumble with the cables inside. The device supports USB 3.0 and can handle both 2.5-inch (laptop) and 3.5-inch (desktop) SATA hard ...

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Western Digital My Book 3.0 External HD Review

The My Book 3.0 is a big “yes” for those who’ve been wondering if they wanted a USB 3.0 drive for their desktop PC. With its superfast performance and its included USB 3.0 PCIe card, the drive will significantly alter your expectations for external hard drives. Costing about $200 for ...

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Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 External HD Review

The Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 is the first USB 3.0 external hard drive we’ve reviewed and it proved itself to be an excellent storage device. The drive is bus-powered and works with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connections. Externally, the Black Armor PS110 USB 3.0 looks the same as the ...

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Seagate Momentus XT Hard Drive Review

The Seagate Momentus XT is the ideal choice for those who have been searching for a hard drive that offers the performance of a solid state drive without the premium price. With a street price of around at $135 for the 500GB version, the Momentus XT is just a fraction ...

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How to buy a printer for your computer.

No matter how digital our lives become, printers remain essential in any office and convenient at home for schoolwork, maps, fliers, and photos. PC World tests and reviews three types of printers–inkjets, color lasers, and snapshot models–on an ongoing basis. We also regularly test multifunction printers, both inkjet and laser. ...

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How to buy a motherboard for your computer.

The Big Picture In many ways, the motherboard is the heart of the modern computer system, as it affects almost every other component. Choosing a motherboard is a fairly complicated task since you have seven to nine different factors to consider, of varying importance. Take some time to think about ...

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