Stories by Robin Morris

  • Epson WorkForce Pro 4530 multifunction inkjet printer

    Despite its successful ranges of laser printer, Epson has spent plenty of time over the last few years trying to prove that an inkjet really can do the job of a laser.Inkjets are still generally considered to produce better colour images, but their fuzzy text quality, indecent running costs and lack of speed (once you get beyond the fast but deeply unsatisfactory draft mode) has made them a traditionally poor choice in offices. The Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4535 DW is one of the more expensive inkjets we’ve seen. But it might just prove a rather adept office all-rounder that can take the place of many a laser.

  • Samsung CLP-315

    With a home audience in mind, Samsung has given the Samsung CLP-315 printer a striking polished black exterior, and delicate curves that make this far and away the best-looking laser printer we've seen.

  • ViewSonic VP2250wb LCD display

    With a clutch of 24in models gathering menacingly around the $600 price point, this wouldn't seem to be a particularly good time for ViewSonic to be unveiling a 21.6in model for $699.

  • Widescreen monitor sings with strong audio

    Big, brash and startling, if not exactly a work of beauty, the VG2030wm commands attention. In part, this is due to the massive speakers in the bottom half of the fl at-panel. Offering fairly strong audio quality, these make a good riposte to those who say integrated speakers aren't worth bothering with. The ViewSonic's slightly exaggerated curves also add to its rather overpowering appearance.

  • MSI Radeon X1950 XTX

    With version 10.0 of Microsoft's DirectX programming interface arriving early next year, we can't expect graphics card manufacturers to make radical revisions just now. It's unsurprising, therefore, that ATI's Radeon X1950 XTX chip has a large number of similarities to its predecessor, the X1900 XTX. However, ATI has also found room for a few novel features and specifications you won't have seen before - and we reckon these make it the best-value true high-performance card on the market.

  • Lexmark X2470

    We've become used to printers replacing the universal colour cartridge with individual tanks, allowing you to replace one tank rather than having to junk the entire cartridge.