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Mike Jennings

Mike Jennings has worked as a technology journalist for more than a decade, writing for most of the industry's most well-known websites and magazines – including IT Pro, PC Pro and TechRadar – alongside several global outlets. During his time reviewing, testing and writing about technology he’s developed obsessions with laptops, PCs and monitors, and has a keen interest in peripherals and components. He covers all kinds of hardware, from high-end business gear and affordable office tech to the latest consumer and gaming innovations. He lives in Leicester with a wife and a cat, and loves motorsport, reading, writing and video games.

 

MSI Modern MD271CP review: Lots of style and surprising substance
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MSI Modern MD271CP review: Lots of style and surprising substance

A good-looking business display with solid imaging credentials
18 Apr 2022
Acer Aspire 5 A514-54 review: A solid and affordable workday choice
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Acer Aspire 5 A514-54 review: A solid and affordable workday choice

It’s not fast or flashy, but the Acer Aspire 5 is a good laptop for the budget-conscious
12 Apr 2022
MSI Pro DP21 11M review: A capable PC that’s easily beaten
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MSI Pro DP21 11M review: A capable PC that’s easily beaten

It’s small and fast enough for everyday use, but rivals are faster and more versatile
6 Apr 2022
MSI Pro DP20Z 5M review: Small, fast and affordable
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MSI Pro DP20Z 5M review: Small, fast and affordable

This machine offers a lot of power in a small box, although connectivity could be better
23 Mar 2022
Acer Chromebook Spin 513 review: Cheap and mostly cheerful
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Acer Chromebook Spin 513 review: Cheap and mostly cheerful

An affordable Chromebook convertible with good looks but mediocre performance
11 Mar 2022
HP Elite Folio (3G2N3EA) review: Too much style, not enough substance
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HP Elite Folio (3G2N3EA) review: Too much style, not enough substance

A leather-bound, ARM-powered convertible that doesn’t live up to the hype
21 Jan 2022
HP Elite Folio (3G2N3EA) review gallery
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HP Elite Folio (3G2N3EA) review gallery

Too much style, not enough substance
21 Jan 2022
Asus Chromebook CX9 (CX9400CE) review: The most stylish Chromebook on the market
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Asus Chromebook CX9 (CX9400CE) review: The most stylish Chromebook on the market

A sleek, expensive Chromebook that tries to bring professional style to Google’s OS
18 Jan 2022
HP Envy 13 (13-ba1013na) review: Not a luxury laptop, but a long-lasting one
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HP Envy 13 (13-ba1013na) review: Not a luxury laptop, but a long-lasting one

This functional laptop beats the competition on battery life – and undercuts it on price
25 Nov 2021
Asus Chromebook CX1 (CX1100CN) review: A cut-price compromise
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Asus Chromebook CX1 (CX1100CN) review: A cut-price compromise

The latest Asus Chromebook is one of the most affordable laptops on the market - but that doesn’t make it a bargain
15 Oct 2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga review: Slim, light, but only alright
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga review: Slim, light, but only alright

Lenovo’s thinnest-ever ThinkPad pairs sleek design with a 3:2 display
28 Sep 2021
Asus Chromebox 4 review: Capable, versatile, but not fast
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Asus Chromebox 4 review: Capable, versatile, but not fast

The Chromebox is affordable and packed with features - is it the ideal Chrome OS PC?
21 Jul 2021
Espresso Display 15 review: Lots of form, not enough function
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Espresso Display 15 review: Lots of form, not enough function

This good-looking portable display aims to add an extra dimension to your workday
2 Jun 2021
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo review: A speedy sense of luxury
The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo on a desk
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MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo review: A speedy sense of luxury

A classy hybrid that tries to offer high-end power in a deluxe design
1 Jun 2021
HP Z27u G3 review: A stylish and versatile office display
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HP Z27u G3 review: A stylish and versatile office display

The HP Z27u G3 has loads of features and great looks alongside solid mainstream image quality
11 May 2021
Dell XPS 17 (2020) review: A big laptop for big jobs
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Dell XPS 17 (2020) review: A big laptop for big jobs

Dell’s big, bold and expensive XPS 17 tries to tackle tough work tasks with more style than most
10 May 2021
Intel NUC 11 Pro review: Tiny, feature-packed and effective
Intel NUC 11 Pro.
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Intel NUC 11 Pro review: Tiny, feature-packed and effective

Intel’s latest PC crams fast connectivity options inside a tiny case
30 Apr 2021
Acer Chromebook 714 review: Unfussy, affordable and effective
Acer Chromebook 714
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Acer Chromebook 714 review: Unfussy, affordable and effective

Acer’s Chromebook undercuts the competition while still offering a stylish design
19 Mar 2021
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425J review: An affordable dose of lightweight luxury
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Asus ZenBook 14 UX425J review: An affordable dose of lightweight luxury

This is one of the most affordable ZenBooks around - but is it a bargain, or too good to be true?
5 Mar 2021
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC review: Incredible speed, eye-watering price
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC review: Incredible speed, eye-watering price

The brand-new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 arrives in this expensive creative heavyweight
22 Feb 2021
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 review: Innovative, impressive, but flawed
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Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 review: Innovative, impressive, but flawed

Asus refines and improves its dual-screen notebook - but it’s still divisive, and still not for everyone
3 Feb 2021
Dynabook Portégé X50-G-10V: Too much for too little
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Dynabook Portégé X50-G-10V: Too much for too little

A pure business laptop with a great screen, but it’s expensive and underwhelming elsewhere
24 Nov 2020
Acer Swift 3 (2020) review: Stunning speed, mediocre elsewhere
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Acer Swift 3 (2020) review: Stunning speed, mediocre elsewhere

Acer deploys an AMD CPU to provide huge performance, but this machine suffers in other areas
17 Nov 2020
Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371 review: Stylish and light, but not a record-breaker
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Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371 review: Stylish and light, but not a record-breaker

This hybrid looks great and has a stunning screen, but Intel’s latest chips don’t deliver much improvement
10 Nov 2020
Asus ExpertBook B9450F: Record-breaking battery life in a sub-kilo package
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Asus ExpertBook B9450F: Record-breaking battery life in a sub-kilo package

Fantastic battery life alongside great design and ergonomics - and a middling CPU
21 Sep 2020
Acer TravelMate P6: Light, cheap, but not without faults
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Acer TravelMate P6: Light, cheap, but not without faults

Acer’s machine is slim, light and versatile, but it’s only ordinary elsewhere
27 Aug 2020
LG Gram 14: Lightweight in more ways than one
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LG Gram 14: Lightweight in more ways than one

The LG is light and long-lasting, but it’s compromised in several key departments
6 Aug 2020
LG Gram 14 review gallery
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LG Gram 14 review gallery

Lightweight in more ways than one
6 Aug 2020
Zotac ZBOX VA621 Nano: Small, cheap, but not perfectly formed
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Zotac ZBOX VA621 Nano: Small, cheap, but not perfectly formed

Zotac’s PC is affordable and fine for daily computing, but it’s hampered by restrictions
19 Jun 2020
Asus Zenbook Duo UX481 review: Innovation that comes at a cost
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Asus Zenbook Duo UX481 review: Innovation that comes at a cost

The dual-screen design has its uses, but it introduces big compromises too
12 Jun 2020
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB review gallery
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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB review gallery

The Aero has vast power levels and a great screen, but it’s not sleek or stylish
13 May 2020
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB review: Huge power, huge screen
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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB review: Huge power, huge screen

The Aero has vast power levels and a great screen, but it’s not sleek or stylish
13 May 2020
Dell UltraSharp UP2720Q review: A crisp, well-balanced design display
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Dell UltraSharp UP2720Q review: A crisp, well-balanced design display

Dell’s display serves up admirable quality and great features – even if it’s not quite perfect
17 Feb 2020
Philips Brilliance 439P9H review: Huge and imposing - but is it any good?
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Philips Brilliance 439P9H review: Huge and imposing - but is it any good?

Great quality, features and size, but it’s not necessarily the biggest or the best option
31 Jan 2020
Acer TravelMate X5 review: Size isn’t everything
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Acer TravelMate X5 review: Size isn’t everything

It’s the lightest laptop around – but this tiny machine falls short in places
14 Jan 2020
Acer ConceptD 5 Pro (CN517-71P) review
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Acer ConceptD 5 Pro (CN517-71P) review

Huge power thanks to Nvidia Quadro and Intel Core i7 hardware – and a stunning 4K screen
4 Nov 2019