Solidly built, well-engineered machine
It's tough to argue against the Z210 SFF. If you need a system this powerful and this small, you'll have a hard time finding anything that competes with it. Lenovo doesn't have anything that can compete with it. Neither does Dell. Best of all, the pricing is actually fairly reasonable (though we'd like to see custom configurations easier to order). At about $2,000 for a configuration like our review unit, it's not exactly cheap, but you get a healthy amount of hardware for your money.
Fast & Reliable
This workstation makes for a good base model. With the addition of a Blu-ray drive, eSATA, and a 22-in-1 memory card reader this computer would have everything a video editor would need. With a base cost of $700 and many different configurations this is the most affordable workstation line reviewed by Videomaker yet. On top of great pricing, this system is also a great performer.
Excellent price/performance value
The price for the HP Z210 CMT, as configured for this review, was $2,312. The HP Z210 offers excellent price/performance value; the only workstation we've seen beat its Cadalyst benchmark index score cost hundreds of dollars more. HP classifies the Z210 CMT as an entry-level workstation â?? and prices it as such â?? but the system's performance scores are more in line with what we would consider upper-midrange.
Compact, powerful and fairly versatile
Despite having a glossy, reflective screen, the ThinkCentre 91z is a good choice if you want a compact, powerful and fairly versatile all-in-one PC backed by an onsite warranty. It's competitively priced too, making it a cheaper Windows-based alternative to a equivalently specified 21.5in iMac.
Entry-level all-in-one desktop PC
There's nothing particularly exciting about the ThinkCentre 91z, but it's a safe choice if you simply want a compact desktop PC for routine office work. However, rivals such as Dell and HP are selling more stylish systems with more memory and disk space for about the same price, so the 91z may struggle to stand out from the crowd.
TouchSmart interface is great
The HP TouchSmart 9300 Elite is HP's business version of its successful TouchSmart 610 system. As such, it has a responsive touch screen, an ergonomically friendly 65-degree tilt mechanism, and a whole lot of computing power. This PC is the one to get if you're serious about developing touch applications for your business clients.
Perform business tasks quickly and easily
Ultimately, the HP TouchSmart 9300 Elite does what it's supposed to do: perform business tasks quickly and easily. I'm a little disappointed with the lack of extras (especially on something called "Elite") and with the boring-yet-functional design. But you can find plenty of consumer-oriented offerings from HP and others designed to look a little nicer on your desk. If you're looking to get things done, the TouchSmart 9300 Elite fits the bill very nicely indeed.
HP's Mini 110-3530nr offers some very unique features for a netbook that can be found under $300. It comes with an anti-glare screen that makes working outside easier, a faster hard drive and a six cell battery pack for extra running time. While all these features are great, there are a few items that are very disappointing including just 1GB of DDR2 memory that can't be upgraded that greatly impacts performance and a keyboard that isn't a nice as HP's slightly more expensive netbooks.
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