Lab Reviews


CE Secure Vault

Key drives a security risk? Not when they're made like this.

The CE-Secure Vault from CMS Products will keep data in transit safe from both the elements and hackers.

Algiz laptop

Tiny but tough, rugged ALGx-P01 notebook can accompany you up the mountain

The ALGx-P01 rugged notebook from the Handheld Group acts like a handheld device with a full keyboard, with all the advantages and limitations that implies.

IoSafe rugged drive

This drive gives 'crush resistant' new meaning

The ioSafe Rugged Portable Drive will withstand punishment beyond what is needed for MIL-STD 801 G certification.

GETAC X500 Rugged Notebook

Getac rugged notebook is large and in charge

The 12.5 pound Getac X500 Ultra Rugged Notebook suits users who need feature-rich options for the harshest conditions.

DiscoverPoint software

An info and expertise concierge for the office

DiscoverPoint, the GCN Lab's pick for the February Technology of the Month, is designed to point users to the most relevant information and subject-matter experts in the shared platform environment.

Dell Latitude

Rugged Dell Latitude has plenty of attitude

Dell's inexpensive E6420 ATG holds its own against bigger, pricier rugged laptops — and wins a Review's Choice.

A pioneer in plug-and-play graphics

The Accell UltraVideo USB 2.0 to DVI-I Adapter shows that there is a lot of power in cables, if we know how to use it.

5 mobile products that are great for government

The GCN Lab reviews five of the latest smart-phone and tablet products that would be a good fit for government workers at the office, home and in-between.

Plug-and-play graphics to rule one day

Although not perfect, the Accell UltraVideo USB 2.0 to DVI-I Adapter shows there is a lot of power in cables, if we know how to use them.

iPhone Siri

The iPhone 4S: Rise of the machines

Despite a few beta-related flaws, Apple's latest phone reveals the future of human/machine interaction.

Amazon Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire: A great 2nd tablet, with good features for the job

The Kindle Fire isn't an iPad killer, but instead can complement it and many others. It's the tablet to have if you have more than one.

Motorola Razr

Motorola debuts cutting edge RAZR smart phone

The Droid RAZR by Motorola proves that thin does not have to mean flimsy.

Acer Iconia Tab A501

Acer's tablet is fast-acting -- and long-lasting

The small form factor of Acer's Iconia Tab A501 belies its widescreen multi-touch display, and its weight would have you underestimate what's packed inside.

Acer 3D monitor HN274H

A rare 3-D monitor that’s also good at 2-D

The Acer HN274H LCD Monitor displays brilliant 3-D without sacrificing 2-D performance, and does it at a great price.

Lenovo tablet

Government, consumers hanging out at Lenovo's pad

The IdeaPad Tablet K1 from Lenovo is a newer tablet whose performance deserves a closer look from government users.