Epson Stylus Photo R1900
Almost three years after Epson introduced the widely popular Stylus Photo R1800, the company has released the Stylus Photo R1900, which brings along with it a new version of the company's pigment-based UltraChrome Hi-Gloss ink set called UltraChrome Hi-Gloss2. The new inks include an orange cartridge, instead of the blue cartridge used with the R1800, which allows for slightly better skin tones.
Editors' rating: 8.2, excellent.
The good: Excellent color photo printing; big enough for scrapbookers; roll feed capable; long-lived prints; CD- and DVD-label printing; many paper options; new ink set enhances skin tones.
The bad: Large footprint; no card reader.
The bottom line: Epson's Stylus Pro R1900 13-inch-wide photo printer is great for scrapbookers who want to print with pigment ink, or advanced photographers who want to print large, but can't justify the expense of a pro-level printer.
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Microsoft Office for Mac 2008
Microsoft has released "Office for Mac 2008" to brick-and-mortar and online stores, making this the first update in nearly four years. Office for Mac includes Word, Excel for spreadsheets, PowerPoint for presentations, and Entourage for e-mail and time management.
Editors' rating: 7.8, very good.
The good: "Microsoft Office for Mac 2008" offers good looks that encompass deeper features than other Mac productivity software; business users get full Word mail merge, robust Excel spreadsheets, and better tools in Entourage; amateur desktop publishing features better polish documents; runs on Intel-based Macs.
The bad: "Microsoft Office for Mac 2008" is pricey; saves work in new file formats by default; Excel drops Visual Basic support; features don't match the depth of those in Office 2007 for Windows.
The bottom line: "Office for Mac 2008" may be the best pick for business users, but most people can get by with less costlyalternatives.
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