Components

Novatel MiFi Liberate
REVIEW

Novatel MiFi Liberate ( AT&T)

The Novatel Wireless MiFi Liberate is arguably the best mobile router AT&T has offered yet.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 9, 2012
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
AMD A8-3850
REVIEW

AMD A8-3850

We recommend the AMD A8-3850 to mainstream desktop PC users in search of capable gaming power and multithreaded application performance.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 30, 2011
XCom Global MiFi Hotspot
REVIEW

XCom Global MiFi Hotspot

The XCom Global MiFi Hotspot is pricey, but if you need reliable Internet coverage abroad, the cost will be worth it.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2011
2 stars User rating out of 6 votes
Logitech N110 Notebook Riser
REVIEW

Logitech N110 Notebook Riser

The Logitech Notebook Riser N110 is a flexible ergonomic stand, but check first for a perfect fit if you use a thinner laptop.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 11, 2009
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked
REVIEW

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked

We don't think most gamers shopping for a midrange 3D card are looking for power efficiency, but for those conscientious few, the EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked is the card for you. Otherwise, you can get noticeably more performance and capability from an only slightly more expensive ATI card.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 6, 2009
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2
REVIEW

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 ( PCI-e 2.0, 2GB, GDDR3)

Even if it's a relative power hog, the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 brings so much speed and utility to the table it's hard for us to recommend another midrange 3D card. Only the particularly power conscious or those who play games with known multichip scaling issues should look elsewhere.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 6, 2009

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ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2
REVIEW

ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2

The 3D graphics card market changes too rapidly for us to get bullish about a card with premature driver software. The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 shows promise, even outscoring Nvidia on many PC games, but we would still wait until AMD works out the kinks before handing over your $450.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 30, 2008

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AMD Phenom 9500
REVIEW

AMD Phenom 9500 ( 2.2GHz, OEM)

AMD's new Phenom quad-core CPU has little to recommend it over competing chips from Intel. The Phenom is marginally less expensive, but not enough to make up for its subpar performance. Unless AMD drops prices more aggressively, it looks like Intel will maintain its grasp on the CPU market for the foreseeable future.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 10, 2007

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ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
REVIEW

ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

If you're looking to build a home theater PC, we recommend ATI's Radeon HD 2600 XT as the midrange card to use, thanks to its nearly perfect HD video image and its no-fuss installation. But for 3D gaming, you'd be much better off looking for a good deal on a faster, older graphics card.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2007

MSRP: $229.00

Asus GeForce 8800 GTS
REVIEW

Asus GeForce 8800 GTS ( PCI-E, 640MB)

No other 3D graphics card comes close to this bang for the buck, making the 320MB XFX GeForce 8800 GTS mostly an easy decision if you need a midrange upgrade. Nvidia still has to polish off its Vista software, and the sooner-or-later arrival of competing cards muddies the waters a bit, but if you need a midprice graphics card today, this should be your pick.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 11, 2007

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