Category Archives: Hardware Reviews

Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 review

The most comfortable keyboards in production have a “split” ergonomic design, but if you don’t touch-type, they can be too difficult to learn how to use. The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard makes a compromise for standard keyboard lovers: it’s only slightly curved, so you can have some extra comfort without having to make dramatic changes […]

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Symbol MC50 review

In the diverse world of Pocket PCs, there are few standouts. They all use similar processors, screens, and software, and there isn’t much other than price and a few extra features to distinguish between brands. That’s where Symbol comes in with its MC50 enterprise digital assistant. Where standard PDAs are mostly office toys, the MC50 […]

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Sun Fire T2000 review

Sun Microsystems has made some bold claims about the new UltraSPARC T1-based Sun Fire T2000 server. Specifically, Sun says that the T2000 is built not only for exceptional speed, but also energy efficiency. These assertions are backed up with SPEC synthetic benchmarks for Web and Java application server performance, which are essentially useless when comparing […]

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Neuros MPEG-4 Video Recorder 2

Neuros’ original MPEG-4 Video Recorder was a bit of a disappointment, but it was a unique device trying to find a market. The Neuros marketers eventually discovered that there was no way a flash memory video recorder was going to compete with hard drive recorders like the TiVo, but there was an emerging market for […]

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Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1

Over the past year or so, the PCI sound card market has been expanding despite the improving quality of integrated sound chips on motherboards and the omnipresent dominance of the Sound Blaster line of sound cards. What do you do for a less expensive, less fancy sound solution, though? Diamond has the answer in the […]

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