Epson PowerLite 1945W WXGA 3LCD Projector

30 April, 2014
3/5

Basically a variation on the Epson PowerLite 1940W WXGA 3LCD Projector, the Epson PowerLite 1945W WXGA 3LCD Projector ($1,699) offers virtually all of the same features. It also throws in a few extras, as it should, given that it’s significantly more expensive. Most notably, the projector adds Wi-Fi, along with some useful setup conveniences. The…

Kicker Amphitheater BT2

30 April, 2014
3/5

If you want a speaker that can get quite loud, the $249.95 Kicker Amphitheater Bluetooth 2 (also known as the Amphitheater BT2, or the 40iK5BT2, or simply the K5 BT2) won’t disappoint. Aside from some issues with deep bass reproduction, the BT2 is a solid Bluetooth system with a great sense of balance between lows and highs…

Epson PowerLite 1940W WXGA 3LCD Projector

30 April, 2014
4/5

A close competitor to the NEC NP-P401W, the Epson PowerLite 1940W WXGA 3LCD Projector ($1,299) offers many of the same strengths, most notably a bright image and excellent quality for data images. It also offers some features that the NEC model lacks, including a DisplayPort connector. The combination isn’t enough to replace the NEC projector…

Toshiba Portege R30-A1302

30 April, 2014
3/5

The Toshiba Portege R30-A1302 ($1,599, as tested) is an ultraportable with a high-powered Intel Core i7 processor and speedy solid-state drive (SSD). Add to that all-day battery life, and you have the potential for an excellent power user’s business laptop. Unfortunately, the rest of the system is pretty mediocre, which makes it merely a good…

Acer Iconia W4-820-2466

27 April, 2014
3/5

The Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 ($379.99, as tested) is an entry-level Windows 8 slate tablet that is small enough to carry around while you attend a day’s worth of classes or business meetings. It’s not quite a laptop replacement until you add extra accessories, but it can give you more utility than a mobile-OS-equipped tablet if…

Dropbox (for Android)

27 April, 2014
4/5

Dropbox was one of the first household names in cloud computing—specifically, file-syncing and storage. It quickly and elegantly solved the modern problem of how to manage a single set of files from multiple computers. With file-syncing and storage, you can create a document on one computer, for example, edit it on another, view it on…

Comodo Internet Security Premium 7

27 April, 2014
3/5

Everybody should be running an antivirus and a firewall, for basic computer protection. You can pick and choose separate components, or you can get an integrated security suite. With some suites, you get a whole raft of additional components, such as parental control, spam filtering, and more. Comodo Internet Security Premium 7 keeps things simple….

Beats Studio Wireless

27 April, 2014
3/5

Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones lineup is found on the heads and around the necks of athletes giving press conferences and pop stars in music videos, and it would easy to write them off as overpriced, celebrity-endorsed plastic. That would be a mistake, as the latest Beats Studio Wireless reminds us. At $379.95, these Bluetooth headphones…

Xerox Phaser 7100/DN

27 April, 2014
4/5

The Xerox Phaser 7100/DN ($1,599.99) is the best of a growing group of small-office color laser printers that can print at up to tabloid size, and it comes at a relatively low price. It has all the features of the Xerox Phaser 7100/N, and it adds an automatic duplexer for two-sided printing. The 7100/DN loses…

Comodo Antivirus 7

26 April, 2014
3/5

A PC with no antivirus protection is a PC in danger. It has no defenses against a Trojan designed to steal data or drain your bank account. It could easily get conscripted into a botnet. With free antivirus products widely available, there’s no excuse for skipping protection. Comodo Antivirus 7 isn’t our top choice for…