HP TouchSmart IQ770

When HP designed the TouchSmart IQ770, it must have been thinking of that old saying, “No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like the kitchen best.” This PC is tailor made for serving up—and scarfing down—digital media in the kitchen.

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Pertelian X2040

One-part silly and two-parts helpful, with just a pinch of problems, the Pertelian 2040 USB display leaves us with a mixed taste in our mouths.

Rainbow Six: Vegas

In Rainbow Six: Vegas, it's time to plot strategic entries and chew bubble gum. And we're all out of gum.

M-Audio Session

Rock out with your sound loops out using M-Audio's Session. It's no Acid, but budding artists have to start somewhere!

Notion Protégé

If you're trying to be next Ben Folds, you would be wise to stay away from Notion's Protégé.


Kingston K-PEX 100 Portable Media Player

We hate to admit it, but we sometimes judge a book by its cover. Kingston’s K-PEX 100 is a case in point—this flash media player sat in the Lab unopened and unloved for weeks.

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Sytrin KuFormula SHF1

It’s a rarity in the Maximum PC Lab that a product comes in and performs without annoyance, irritation, or even the slightest bit of “we had to resort to interesting solution x to make things happy.” Enter Sytrin’s KuFormula SHF1 hard-drive cooling unit, a marvel of simplicity that looks good and cools great.

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