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Desktop PCs that Mean (Small) Business

By Joel Santo Domingo  |  Posted 2004-05-25 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We challenged the leading business PC makers—Dell, Gateway, HP, and IBM—to send us their best small-office/home-office desktops. And we also got machines from two smaller makers, Polywell and Velocity Micro, to see how these alternatives would s

Small-business owners are the unsung heroes of the PC industry. While the big corporate accounts can mean large individual orders, it's the mom-and-pop shops that make up the bulk of the PC market.

So we challenged the leading business PC makers—Dell, Gateway, HP, and IBM—to send us their best small-office/home-office desktops, with an eye toward balancing price, performance, and features. We also got machines from two smaller makers, Polywell and Velocity Micro, to see how these alternatives would stack up. We found that for around $1,300, you can get a reasonably equipped machine that will provide enough horsepower to last your business five years or more. Our reviews should help you find the machine that best suits your needs.

Click here to view the benchmark test results.

 
 
 
 
Joel Santo Domingo is the Lead Analyst for the Desktops team at PC Magazine Labs. He joined PC Magazine in 2000, after 7 years of IT work for companies large and small. His background includes managing mobile, desktop and network infrastructure on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. He is responsible for overseeing PC Labs testing, as well as formulating new test methodologies for the Desktops team.
 
 
 
 
 
























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