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Stuart Andrews

Stuart Andrews has been writing about IT, PC hardware and software since 1995, when he joined the team of PC Pro just as Windows 95 was launched. He continues to write about technology for many of the biggest names in UK tech media, specialising in PCs, printers, cloud and online services, network technology and games. Stuart is weirdly enthusiastic about Chromebooks, ancient PC hardware and mobile tech, and not so keen on wireless devices that intermittently stop working, unnecessary update applets, proprietary hardware standards and over-complex, browser-based control panels.

 

HP Deskjet 4120e review: An incredibly cheap home office MFP
A photograph of the HP Deskjet 4120e on a table
peripherals

HP Deskjet 4120e review: An incredibly cheap home office MFP

Cheap and very compact, but with slow speeds
25 May 2022
HP OfficeJet 8012e review: Home office printing for the more demanding worker
A photograph of the HP OfficeJet 8012e
peripherals

HP OfficeJet 8012e review: Home office printing for the more demanding worker

A respectable all-rounder, but no standout unless you subscribe to HP+
19 Apr 2022
HP Envy Inspire 7224e review: The smart home office choice?
A photograph of the HP ENVY Inspire 7224e
peripherals

HP Envy Inspire 7224e review: The smart home office choice?

If you’re happy with HP’s subscription model this is a great home office printer
15 Apr 2022
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook review: A dependable workhorse
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook
Laptops

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook review: A dependable workhorse

It might not be flashy, but the Flex 5 offers impressive usability and performance at a bargain price
30 Jun 2021
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 review: A high-end package with a budget price
A photograph of the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 in presentation mode
Laptops

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 review: A high-end package with a budget price

A premium Chromebook with a mid-range price and great performance, this is a very tempting machine
28 Jun 2021
Whatever happened to the 1980s coding heroes?
programming

Whatever happened to the 1980s coding heroes?

They founded an industry – sometimes before even leaving school. So what happened to the brilliant bedroom coders of the eighties?
14 Jul 2020
Back up your files with these top NAS drives
NAS drive
network attached storage (NAS)

Back up your files with these top NAS drives

A NAS is the one box every home and business should have. We put nine flexible devices through their paces to find a winner
21 Jun 2020
Lexmark B2236dw review: Mono a mono
Hardware

Lexmark B2236dw review: Mono a mono

A fast, no-nonsense mono laser, but it’s a shame it isn’t cheaper to run
20 Aug 2019
Digital transformation in the financial services industry
"Digital transformation" in front of a person in an office
Sponsored

Digital transformation in the financial services industry

The financial sector is embracing digital transformation. Can the technologies that drive it help them meet new challenges?
18 Apr 2019
How to improve collaboration in your business
People joining hands as a symbol of teamwork
Sponsored

How to improve collaboration in your business

Teams can work together from anywhere at any time with the right technology and practices in place
12 Sep 2018
Do you need a company network?
Man in suit with graphic representing people in a network
Sponsored

Do you need a company network?

Does a small business really need big network hardware, or is time to shift your workload to the cloud?
12 Sep 2018
Asustor AS6404T: Four bays, no waiting
network attached storage (NAS)

Asustor AS6404T: Four bays, no waiting

Still a brilliant powerhouse NAS, albeit for a chunky price
2 Aug 2018
Netgear ReadyNAS 422 review: Slick, quick and powerful
network attached storage (NAS)

Netgear ReadyNAS 422 review: Slick, quick and powerful

A strong, almost stylish performer with useful cloud-sync features
19 Jul 2018
WD MyCloud EX2 Ultra review: Punching above its price
network attached storage (NAS)

WD MyCloud EX2 Ultra review: Punching above its price

Not super-fast or super-versatile, but it might be all the NAS you need
17 Jul 2018
Synology DS218 review: A budget business belter
network attached storage (NAS)

Synology DS218 review: A budget business belter

All the software features of a high-end NAS at an attractive, entry-level price
17 Jul 2018
Buffalo TeraStation 5210DN review
network attached storage (NAS)

Buffalo TeraStation 5210DN review

A great NAS for business storage and backup, but limited elsewhere
11 Jul 2018
Asustor AS6302T review
network attached storage (NAS)

Asustor AS6302T review

A great mid-range 2-bay NAS appliance with some impressive talents
5 Jul 2018
WD MyCloud EX4100 review
network attached storage (NAS)

WD MyCloud EX4100 review

An effective speedy office NAS that’s ready to roll up its sleeves and work
29 Jun 2018
Qnap TS-453Be review
network attached storage (NAS)

Qnap TS-453Be review

A powerful all-rounder with a slick interface and future-proofing through expansion cards
22 Jun 2018
Thecus N4810 review
network attached storage (NAS)

Thecus N4810 review

A superb-value 4-bay with a few rough edges, this is a great choice for techies – less so anyone else
19 Jun 2018
Is it time to dump Microsoft Office?
Office 365
software as a service (SaaS)

Is it time to dump Microsoft Office?

Office 365 promised continual improvements, but is Microsoft really making the core apps better?
12 Jun 2018
New technology and great ideas can transform your business
Business strategy

New technology and great ideas can transform your business

New technology is empowering new services and business models. What could it do for you?
24 Aug 2017
How network storage is catching up to the cloud
network attached storage (NAS)

How network storage is catching up to the cloud

You might think cloud storage is the future, but your hard disk isn't going down without a fight
6 Apr 2017
Thecus N2810 review
network attached storage (NAS)

Thecus N2810 review

Proving that speed isn’t everything, this fast, powerful NAS is hobbled by ornery software
20 Jan 2017
Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay review
network attached storage (NAS)

Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay review

If you can look past its slow speeds, this is a charming NAS that’s a pleasure to both use and look at
20 Jan 2017
Qnap TS-228 review
network attached storage (NAS)

Qnap TS-228 review

The price is as attractive as its design, but a lack of speed due to the lowly processor limits its appeal
20 Jan 2017
Netgear ReadyNAS RN214 review
network attached storage (NAS)

Netgear ReadyNAS RN214 review

A fine choice if you’re after a solid, robust NAS that’s easy to use while offering business-class features
19 Jan 2017
Buffalo LS520 2TB review
network attached storage (NAS)

Buffalo LS520 2TB review

Considering it includes two 1TB drives, the price may be initially attractive, but there are better options
19 Jan 2017
Asustor AS6202T review
network attached storage (NAS)

Asustor AS6202T review

Blistering speeds, excellent media features and flashing lights mark the AS6202T out from the crowd
19 Jan 2017
RM Education: Ensuring internet safety in the classroom
education
Sponsored

RM Education: Ensuring internet safety in the classroom

RM is helping schools achieve objectives while saving time and money
18 Jan 2017
WD My Cloud Mirror Gen 2 review
network attached storage (NAS)

WD My Cloud Mirror Gen 2 review

An excellent choice if you want an easy-to-use NAS to create your own cloud, and excellent value too
17 Jan 2017
Asustor AS3102T review
network attached storage (NAS)

Asustor AS3102T review

A flexible device with the ability to be both a media server and player, but note the rough edges
17 Jan 2017
Synology DS216+ review
network attached storage (NAS)

Synology DS216+ review

Polished, powerful and packed with features, this intuitive NAS is the most rounded device around
16 Jan 2017
Qnap TS-451+ review
network attached storage (NAS)

Qnap TS-451+ review

A NAS drive for enthusiasts, with comprehensive features, bags of speed and generous storage capacity
16 Jan 2017
European Electronique wants schools to think about tech
classroom computer studies
Software

European Electronique wants schools to think about tech

As a leading education specialist, European Electronique is helping schools take a sensible approach to IT
11 Jan 2017
C-Learning wants to connect classrooms through the cloud
cloud computing

C-Learning wants to connect classrooms through the cloud

C-Learning is using Bett 2017 to promote its vision for cloud-first technology for education
6 Jan 2017