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Acer Aspire One: adding RAM

The Linux version of the Aspire One ships with 512MB of RAM. However, there is a free SO-DIMM slot for you to add a DDR2 module but it can be tricky to get to it, as there is no access panel underneath the unit.

Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Gateway (WAG160N)

For the most part, this all-in-one router is great. It has a built-in ADSL2+ modem and an 802.11 draft-n wireless access point, it's easy to set up and use, and it also looks good. But its wireless performance was a little underwhelming in our tests,...

Dell Vostro 410

There's no doubt that Dell's Vostro line-up of PCs is good-looking. The 410, in particular, is black and svelte, with glossy trim and concealed ports. It's easy to forget that this is a PC that is essentially aimed at the small to medium business mar...

Acer Aspire One ZG5 (Linux)

The Aspire One is the most similar to the ASUS Eee PC of all the sub-$1000 ultraportables we've seen so far; it's only slightly bigger, but it has a solid-state drive (SSD) and an 8.9in screen with a native resolution of 1024x600. Two flavours of the...

Samsung GX-20

If a 10-megapixel camera isn't big enough for you, try on Samsung's GX-20 for size. It's essentially the same camera as the Pentax K20D, and also features a 14.6Mp CMOS sensor. This enables it to capture a huge amount of detail and with relatively go...

A look inside the MSI Wind

At 10in, the MSI Wind is perhaps the perfect low-cost ultraportable laptop on the market. It possesses good speed for Web browsing and office applications and plenty of storage, and it's very comfortable to use. Because we're naturally curious about ...

MSI Wind U100

The MSI Wind looks less like the ASUS Eee PC and more like the HP Mini-Note PC. It weighs 1.25kg and has a 10in screen, and it offers a keyboard that is very easy to type on. It's not a unit without failings, but there aren't many.

HP Compaq 8710w Mobile Workstation

The 8710w isn't a typical desktop replacement notebook: it's a professional mobile workstation. It's not flashy and it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a typical consumer notebook. What it does have is a high-end NVIDIA Quadro graphics chip...

ASUS Eee PC 901

Weighing 1.1kg, the Eee PC 901 is slightly heavier than its predecessor, the 900, and it also sports a slightly different chassis and design. A glossy black finish gives the 901 a touch of menace and street cred, but it's the guts of the unit that ar...

NETGEAR RangeMax Next Wireless Router (WNR854T)

The airy box that surrounds the inner workings of Netgear's WNR854T wireless router certainly isn't the smallest we've seen. Its large size serves a purpose: it allows the unit's three antennas to hide inside. The WNR854T is an 802.11 draft-n router ...

Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54G2)

If you don't need a fast, draft-n wireless network, the Linksys WRT54G2 is one of the best options on the market. This is mainly because it's so easy to set up, is a reliable performer, and comes with the convenient LELA configuration and monitoring ...

HP dx2355 MT (FH209PA)

For a typical office environment, a machine that's capable of running multiple applications simultaneously is essential. For this, multi-core CPUs are extremely handy, and that's why this $699 HP business desktop is appealing. It features a triple-co...

HP Compaq 2510p

What's great about the HP Compaq 2510p isn't just its small size and 1.6kg weight; it's that, despite being small, it has plenty of features and it's comfortable to use. It's an ultraportable laptop that's pitched at the business user who requires so...

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