Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, PCWorld

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, former x86/6800 programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco bay area.

Review: Brother's HL-3170CDW color laser-class printer is inexpensive, but graphics are mediocre

The Brother HL-3170CDW color laser-class (LED) printer offers good speed and adequate print quality for an inexpensive purchase price, plus, its toner costs are reasonable. However, users seeking better output quality should look at a business inkjet.

Review: Free-OCR performs adequately on text docs

If your needs are modest, then this limited but free online OCR service will extract your text just fine. It supports 29 languages, including English.

Review: HP's Envy 120 e-All-in-One is a motorized luxury inkjet multifunction printer

The HP Envy 120 is for those who do only a little printing and a little scanning, but who want to do it in style.

Review: Canon Pixma MX922 has great small-office features and pricey ink

For a moderate-volume small or home office the Pixma MX922 shines, but its ink prices are a little higher than average.

Review: LibreOffice 4 liberates you from Microsoft Office

LibreOffice is a competitive alternative to Microsoft Office that is extensible, highly compatible, highly configurable, and free.

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Review: HP's OfficeJet Pro 276dw is a worthy inkjet alternative to small-office lasers

The OfficeJet Pro 276dw is expensive, but it's a Cadillac among inkjet MFPs—fast and capable—and a bargain compared to the laser competition.

Review: Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD brings big storage to tight spaces

The Laptop Ultrathin HDD's name says it all: Just 5mm thick, this hard drive with decent performance will allow thinner laptop form factors and could be used in tablets, too.

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