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Review: Shuttle builds PCI Express for the Athlon 64 into a small-form-factor PC. The elegant P-series package makes building a system a breeze, but the lack of PCI slots makes us wonder if it’s a little too forward-looking.

Review: Who’s got the fastest mobile GPU out there, ATI or nVidia? That question is often hard to answer, because they rarely ship in the same system. Today, ATI and nVidia enter the ET Slap-Down Cage, where two mobile GPUs enter, one GPU leaves.

Anyone looking at BPM solutions should start at the Workflow Management Coalition’s Web site.

Review: Intel ships the Pentium 4 600 series and a new 90nm Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. The new CPUs integrate Intel’s version of x86-64, known as EM64T, plus a few other new features. Is this finally the version that gets Prescott a little respect?

Review: Graphics card and CPU manufacturers make high-end products for the hardcore enthusiast market, why don’t motherboard makers? ABIT steps in with the Fatal1ty AA8XE, geared for overclockers and tweakers.

VMware’s ACE software eases virtual desktop management and beefs up security.

Review: Gigabytes in the palm of your hand. Take your data anywhere. What’s not to like? We put two USB 2.0 hard-drives into The Slap-Down Cage, where two drives enter, one drive leaves.

Review: Need a single-slot solution to add both 3D graphics and a TV tuner to your PC? ATI’s affordable new All-in-Wonder card might fit the bill.

Review: MIMO. You may not know this acronym, but if you do wireless networking, you should, because it will likely be in the next access point you buy. Here’s a look at LinkSys’s first MIMO-based AP and network adapter.

Zultys’ MX250 provides strong VOIP capabilities to small and midsize businesses—if they can figure out its complicated licensing.

Microsoft’s web browser is no longer the only game in town. We look at several alternatives to IE6, including FireFox, Opera and several others. Safe and speedy browsing is just a download away.

Review: We take a look at six retail DVD burners that can burn dual-layer drives and 16x single layer burn capability. Which one is right for you?

Live Communications Server 2005 extends communications and collaboration, but companies will need to use third-party tools for archiving.

Updated software provides top-notch integration, but it’s still Windows-only.

Review: For people who want to build a truly budget PC, Nvidia presents its latest $100 solution. We dig into the GeForce 6200 and examine the lower-cost “TurboCache” version as well.

Review: Kloss’s new KL-I915B is designed to create a sleek home theater PC, but does it have the right stuff to live in your living room?

New version improves performance, allows Reader 7.0 users to mark up PDFs.

Novell Linux Desktop 9 is a good fit for non-Windows environments.

Applications can gather all kinds of data if companies know what they want to know.

The Mozilla Foundation’s free messaging client offers a good alternative to low-end e-mail clients such as Microsoft’s Outlook Express, but its schedule management is lacking.

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