Speakers, printers, laptops and… Bob.

I’ve got to resist the temptation to drop a Blackadder quote in here. Somehow.
This week’s Vintage Tech column at PC Authority covers one of Microsoft’s least successful products:
Vintage Tech: Looking back at Microsoft Bob: “Managed by Bill Gates’ wife, intended to make Windows simple enough for anybody. So why aren’t we all Bobbing along now?”
Meanwhile I’m covering all sorts of product bases at CNET.com.au with laptops, printers and speaker reviews:
Dell Studio XPS 1647: “The inclusion of Core i5/Corei7 processors to Dell’s Studio XPS line adds performance where it matters, but battery life is still a concern.”
HP Officejet Pro 8000 (A809): “The Officejet Pro 8000 does indeed jet along nicely in draft mode printing, but best quality is another story altogether.”
Divoom Revo-3: “Think of a line of inexpensive but unexciting PC speakers. Congratulations, you just envisaged the Revo-3.”

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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