The GCN Lab picks the top 10 IT products of the year, plus one overall winner.
The GCN Lab picks the best of the best from the products it reviewed this year. Any of these superstar products will serve well in the office, and do it better than other products in its class.
The HP Z400 Workstation delivers a lot of power for the workstation user, with plenty of room for future upgrades.
Although not the best in some categories, the ThinkCentre M58p would do well at almost any office task, and its extra security is a plus.
The Dell Optiplex 960 high-performance PC would be good for any use, provided that upgrades are a long way down the road.
The Ace Vision 6Gt PC would do well for an administrator who doesn’t want to pay a lot for performance and has a good deal of components to add.
Quad technology waits in the wings, but dual-core systems still have a lot to offer. The GCN Lab tested six dual-core desktop PCs whose power and price can make them attractive to government offices.
The HP Compaq dc7900 is a small PC that would be a good choice for an office where desktop space is a consideration — and, really, who couldn’t use a bit more room?
If physical security is paramount, desktop space is abundant and you have extra input devices you need to use, the Supermicro SYS-5035B-TB might be the system for you.