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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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WD Blue SN500 review: A great-value option

Newly upgraded to NVMe, the cheap Blue SN500 will make you cheerful
20 Jun 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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HP EliteBook 745 G5 review

This security-laden laptop trips over some quality issues, even when it excels elsewhere
7 Sep 2018
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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
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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
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Fujitsu Lifebook T937 review: A turn for the worse

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

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

This compact PC crams in more power than you might think
5 Apr 2018
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Acer Swift 3 Ryzen review: Big, basic but amazingly brawny

This mid-range notebook is imperfect yet surprisingly potent
8 Mar 2018
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Asus VivoMini review

With dedicated graphics, great storage and extensive connectivity, this is an attractively versatile mini PC
13 Feb 2018
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Mesh Home PC - CS: A worthwhile and versatile buy

Powered by Windows 10 Pro, Mesh’s PC is great for working – and almost everything else
31 Jul 2017
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Best graphics cards 2017

Looking for a new graphics card? Here's our selection of the best - whatever your budget
28 Jul 2017
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X review: Intel's got competition again

AMD rises from the dead with a multi-core powerhouse
7 Mar 2017