James Archer
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
3 Dec 2020
Zoostorm Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G review: A secure office desktop
Hardware

Zoostorm Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G review: A secure office desktop

Mainly thanks to its shiny new processor, this PC is a suitably professional productivity aid
12 Nov 2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review: Another shrunk-down Surface
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review: Another shrunk-down Surface

The Surface Laptop Go shaves some weight, cost and features off the core Surface Laptop design
3 Nov 2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review gallery
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review gallery

The Surface Laptop Go shaves some weight, cost and features off the core Surface Laptop design
3 Nov 2020
Honor MagicBook Pro review: The laptop bargain of the year
Laptops

Honor MagicBook Pro review: The laptop bargain of the year

Honor’s latest clamshell looks, feels and runs like it should cost twice as much
19 Oct 2020
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
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: 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