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.
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.
The Kanguru e-Flash is the Clark Kent of flash drives. It looks ordinary at first but use it to transfer a gigabyte or two of data and you’ll realize that it almost has super powers.
The GCN Lab kicks the tires on System Mechanic 8.5 and finds that it can breathe new life into an old system.
The FastSoft E 10 can speed all file transfers on a network, but the larger the files being transferred, the more the technology tends to shine.
Xerox’s Phaser 6128MFP offers gorgeous color at a nice price, but impatient folks should beware.
The Avocent SwitchView SC540 is a secure keyboard-video-mouse switch that locks out rogue USB devices but will work with Common Access Card readers.
The HP EliteBook 2730p notebook PC at first seems too arty for rugged work, but it ends up getting the job done.
GCN LAB REVIEW: The $1,399 price tag might seem a little steep, but this is a case of getting what you pay for, and the NP62 is the best projector of the bunch.
GCN LAB REVIEW: The Samsung L300 was extremely accurate in almost all of our testing, but its extreme size keeps it out of the portable market.
GCN LAB REVIEW: If you want to hook up your projector to a high-end desktop PC using a DVI cable to maximize the display properties, the PG-F255W is the only game in town.
GCN LAB REVIEW: If ambient light levels aren't a concern, the Epson PowerLite 1735W is a good choice for an accurate presentation projector.
GCN LAB REVIEW: The TLP-X150U is a good value at $899. It won’t blow you away with its performance but won’t disappoint you either.
GCN LAB REVIEW: ViewSonic’s PJ260D is a great projector if you don’t know what kind of lighting conditions you’ll have to deal with.
GCN LAB REVIEW: If you are looking for an inexpensive projector that will work well in most situations, you won’t find a better value than the XD95U.