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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB

Seagate's Barracuda 7200.10 750GB drive, the largest hard drive to date, sets new standards for capacity, price, and performance. Its speed was especially notable on the PC World Test Center's write tests, where it came within a hair's breadth of mat...

First impressions: Motorola Q smartphone

My colleague, Erik Larkin, met with Motorola earlier today and hand-carried our evaluation unit back to PC World's offices--where several of us have been eager to get our hands on the much-anticipated Motorola Q (follow the link for more details on t...

Hands on with Palm's Treo 700p

First came the 700w. Today, we got our hands on the Palm Treo 700p, the latest iteration of Palm's smartphone running the Palm OS. This 700p is being offered by Sprint, which is slated to start shipping it later this month; Verizon, which is already ...

E3 - Pioneer offers surround sound for Xbox

Pioneer Electronics has introduced at the E3 conference a (mostly) compact 5.1 channel surround sound speaker system, the HTS-GS1. The US$499 system is licensed for the Xbox 360, and its aesthetics are paired with that of the Xbox 360.

E3 - Microsoft's HD DVD drive for movies only

Microsoft Tuesday officially announced that it would offer an HD DVD drive as a peripheral to the Xbox 360 by the end of the year. But don't expect to see any Xbox 360 games ship on HD DVD any time soon.

E3 - Toshiba's Qosmio gets HD DVD

At the E3 conference in Los Angeles, Toshiba announced its latest Qosmio notebook, the G35-AV650, which will be the first model to feature an HD DVD-ROM drive capable of playing HD DVD movies. This announcement comes as little surprise: Toshiba's Jap...

E3 - Gates introduces Xbox Live Anywhere

Call it a sign of changing times--times in which the battle for your living room reigns supreme in the minds of traditional tech powerhouses. One example: About an hour in to Microsoft's Xbox press event at Grauman's Chinese Theater here in Los Angel...

Maxtor goes mini with new OneTouch III

Maxtor finally joins the ranks of major hard drive manufacturers offering a portable drive with its new OneTouch III Mini Edition. Western Digital recently began shipping the latest in its WD Passport line, a 120GB model; and Seagate shipped its 160G...

Sony's new DSC-T30 packs image stabilization

Sony has just announced its super-slim Cyber-shot DSC-T30, a 7.2-megapixel camera. The camera is equipped with the chops for shooting in low-light environments: the DSC-T30 has Sony's Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization and supports up to I...

Panasonic DMR-EH50S

A svelte DVD recorder with a 100GB hard drive, Panasonic's DMR-EH50S impresses on many levels. In our tests, it produced excellent videos recordings with bright, vivid colors that made events like explosions look extremely realistic. Images also show...

Philips DVDR3365

Even though Philips is one of the companies behind the DVD+R format, the DVDR3365 can record to DVD-R/RW discs as well as to DVD+R/RW. This gesture toward detente in the DVD wars doesn't seem to have extended to the manual, however: While DVD+R recei...

Netgear SC101

Many products let you add hard-drive storage to a network, but few are as flexible and as affordable as Netgear's $229 Storage Central SC101.

CES - Product roundup

The big talk of last week's Consumer Electronics Show was all about blue: blue-laser DVD, or more precisely, the battle between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc to be the next-generation optical disc format. Watching the posturing and positioning for the upco...

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HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

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I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

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