James Archer
Crucial P5 review: High-end speeds at lower prices
solid state storage (SSD)

Crucial P5 review: High-end speeds at lower prices

It’s not the quickest SSD on the market, but the Crucial P5 is fast and feature-rich for the money
3 Sep 2020
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus review: Lifting the lid on productivity
Laptops

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus review: Lifting the lid on productivity

Adding a second E-Ink screen on top of this laptop is an unusual, but ultimately successful gambit
21 Aug 2020
Dell XPS 13 (2020) review: A slipping crown
Laptops

Dell XPS 13 (2020) review: A slipping crown

While undoubtedly a quality laptop, the latest XPS 13 steps back as well as forward
22 Jul 2020
Kingston KC2000 review: A serious SSD for serious users
solid state storage (SSD)

Kingston KC2000 review: A serious SSD for serious users

A well-featured NVMe SSD that’s better suited to work than pleasure
29 Jun 2020
WD Blue SN550 review: A smashing budget SSD
solid state storage (SSD)

WD Blue SN550 review: A smashing budget SSD

The follow-up to one of the best budget SSDs gets even higher top speeds, while keeping pricing low
29 Jun 2020
Acer ConceptD 500 review: Worth every penny
Hardware

Acer ConceptD 500 review: Worth every penny

A stylish and monstrously powerful PC for content creators
23 Jun 2020
Microsoft Surface Go 2 review gallery
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review gallery

Microsoft’s new budget 2-in-1 is a refined and beautifully portable success
8 Jun 2020
Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: Same size, bigger ambition
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: Same size, bigger ambition

Microsoft’s new budget 2-in-1 is a refined and beautifully portable success
8 Jun 2020
Acer Swift 3 Ryzen review: Big, basic but amazingly brawny
Laptops

Acer Swift 3 Ryzen review: Big, basic but amazingly brawny

This mid-range notebook is imperfect yet surprisingly potent
11 May 2020
The best Wi-Fi internet routers
wireless router
Network & Internet

The best Wi-Fi internet routers

Poor Wi-Fi coverage or slow speeds? Here are the best routers and access points to give your network a boost
28 Apr 2020
Honor MagicBook 14 review: Budget brilliance
Laptops

Honor MagicBook 14 review: Budget brilliance

A finely-crafted Windows 10 ultraportable with premium power, all for less than some Chromebooks
28 Apr 2020
Best Android smartphones 2019
Google Android

Best Android smartphones 2019

Here's a lowdown of the best devices for those who can't stand Apple
27 Apr 2020
Acer ConceptD CP3271KP review: Great concept, imperfect execution
monitors

Acer ConceptD CP3271KP review: Great concept, imperfect execution

A good professional monitor that comes frustratingly close to being a great one
11 Mar 2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15in review: Ryzen falls
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15in review: Ryzen falls

The new, embiggened version of Microsoft’s ultraportable is slickly designed, but falls behind the 13.5in model in multiple metrics
4 Dec 2019
Lenovo ThinkVision M14 review: The leanest screen
monitors

Lenovo ThinkVision M14 review: The leanest screen

This phenomenally thin portable monitor marries strong design with a surprisingly high-performing IPS panel
25 Nov 2019
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T review: The light stuff
Laptops

Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T review: The light stuff

Form beats function on the latest Swift 7, an amazingly portable yet underpowered Windows laptop
15 Oct 2019
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 review: Above the fold
Laptops

HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 review: Above the fold

A quick but by no means minor update to the G5, this convertible laptop is one of the best in its class
26 Sep 2019
Dell Latitude 5500 review: Going off key
Laptops

Dell Latitude 5500 review: Going off key

There’s a lot to like about this professional notebook, but a dull screen and awkward keyboard get in the way
6 Sep 2019
A deep-dive into AMD Epyc Rome: Meet the Zen 2 server chips
Server & storage

A deep-dive into AMD Epyc Rome: Meet the Zen 2 server chips

AMD has finally launched its second-gen Epyc processors, codenamed Rome. Here’s how the Red Team has built them
8 Aug 2019
Dell Optiplex 7060 Micro review: Small favour
Hardware

Dell Optiplex 7060 Micro review: Small favour

A serious office desktop in a discrete form factor – just don’t expect blazing performance
25 Jul 2019
WD Blue SN500 review: A great-value option
solid state storage (SSD)

WD Blue SN500 review: A great-value option

Newly upgraded to NVMe, the cheap Blue SN500 will make you cheerful
20 Jun 2019
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro review: Our new favourite NVMe SSD
solid state storage (SSD)

Adata XPG SX8200 Pro review: Our new favourite NVMe SSD

Not only is this one of the best-value NVMe SSDs around, it’s also one of the fastest
28 Mar 2019
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review
Laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review

The 6th-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a worthy business ultraportable, but you’ll have to put up with some kinks
14 Feb 2019
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: The ThinkPad, perfected
Laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: The ThinkPad, perfected

Souped-up performance, an immaculate display and layer upon layer of security tools make the ThinkPad X1 Extreme worth its high price
6 Feb 2019
Razer Blade 15 (2018) review
The Razer Blade 15 (2018) open on a table
Laptops

Razer Blade 15 (2018) review

It may be a gaming laptop, but the Razer Blade 15 has the graphical horsepower for serious work too
3 Jan 2019
HP EliteDesk 705 G4 review: Pro security, slow performance
Hardware

HP EliteDesk 705 G4 review: Pro security, slow performance

The AMD Ryzen Pro chip underwhelms on speed, but this small PC could serve well for general office work
11 Dec 2018
Dell Optiplex 5060 review: Dull yet dependable
Hardware

Dell Optiplex 5060 review: Dull yet dependable

This compact tower doesn’t need flashy features to be a reliable everyday work PC
24 Oct 2018
Kingston UV500 M.2 review: Security at the cost of speed
solid state storage (SSD)

Kingston UV500 M.2 review: Security at the cost of speed

On this slim M.2 drive, full-disk encryption is the consolation prize for underwhelming performance
24 Sep 2018
HP EliteBook 745 G5 review
Laptops

HP EliteBook 745 G5 review

This security-laden laptop trips over some quality issues, even when it excels elsewhere
7 Sep 2018
Samsung 860 Evo review: The new king of SATA SSDs
solid state storage (SSD)

Samsung 860 Evo review: The new king of SATA SSDs

Faster and longer-lasting than the 850 Evo, yet still well-priced
27 Jun 2018
WD Black 1TB NVMe SSD review: Where TLC meets SLC
solid state storage (SSD)

WD Black 1TB NVMe SSD review: Where TLC meets SLC

Tiered 3D NAND gives this M.2 SSD a speed boost, at least for light workloads
14 Jun 2018
Fujitsu Lifebook T937 review: A turn for the worse
Laptops

Fujitsu Lifebook T937 review: A turn for the worse

A clever pivoting display can’t save this expensive, often-frustrating laptop
6 Jun 2018
Fujitsu Stylistic R727 review: Business before pleasure
Laptops

Fujitsu Stylistic R727 review: Business before pleasure

A committed enterprise 2-in-1, bested by the competition
4 May 2018
Lenovo IdeaCentre 620S review: Small PC, big punch
Hardware

Lenovo IdeaCentre 620S review: Small PC, big punch

This compact PC crams in more power than you might think
5 Apr 2018
Asus VivoMini review
Hardware

Asus VivoMini review

With dedicated graphics, great storage and extensive connectivity, this is an attractively versatile mini PC
13 Feb 2018