Reviews

5 best Linux file managers
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Linux

5 best Linux file managers

Using a dedicated file manager will make working with Linux a whole lot easier
23 Jun 2021
Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better?
Graphic showcasing a showdown between Ubuntu and Mint
operating systems

Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better?

They may be two of the most popular Linux distributions, but what are the differences?
18 Jun 2021
Bitwarden review: Worth paying for
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Software

Bitwarden review: Worth paying for

The competitively priced newcomer is at the forefront of password management
18 Jun 2021
Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?
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operating systems

Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

Can the open-source OS really stand up to Microsoft's enterprise juggernaut?
17 Jun 2021
Synology RackStation RS2421RP+ review: AMD to the rescue
Synology RackStation RS2421RP+
network attached storage (NAS)

Synology RackStation RS2421RP+ review: AMD to the rescue

This capacious rack NAS offers a big speed boost over its Atom-powered predecessor
17 Jun 2021
Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (Apple M1, 2021) review: Falls just short of greatness
The 12.9in Apple iPad Pro on a couch
tablets

Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (Apple M1, 2021) review: Falls just short of greatness

More of a laptop alternative than ever with a stupendous display but iOS still has flaws
16 Jun 2021
Nokia 5.4 review: Behind the curve
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Mobile Phones

Nokia 5.4 review: Behind the curve

This cut-price Android handset looks great, but doesn’t do enough to convince
15 Jun 2021
Western Digital My Cloud Pro Series PR4100 review: A worthy out-of-the-box option
The Western Digital My Cloud Pro Series PR4100
network attached storage (NAS)

Western Digital My Cloud Pro Series PR4100 review: A worthy out-of-the-box option

It’s short on apps, but the PR4100 provides an easily managed private cloud for file sharing and backup
14 Jun 2021
DrayTek VigorAP 960C review: The perfect next-generation wireless solution
The DrayTek VigorAP 960C
wifi & hotspots

DrayTek VigorAP 960C review: The perfect next-generation wireless solution

An affordable, flexible Wi-Fi 6 AP that delivers great performance and easy mesh options
11 Jun 2021
Synology RackStation RS4021xs+ review: A familiar face
Synology RackStation RS4021xs+ front and rear
network attached storage (NAS)

Synology RackStation RS4021xs+ review: A familiar face

Synology’s speedy high-capacity rack NAS gets a new name and more memory - but no upgrades
10 Jun 2021
Qsan XCubeNAS XN7016R review: A big rack for big business
Qsan XCubeNAS XN7016R front and rear
network attached storage (NAS)

Qsan XCubeNAS XN7016R review: A big rack for big business

A very expandable rack NAS that’s big on performance and loaded with high-end data protection features
9 Jun 2021
EnGenius ECW230 review: Quick, but not quick enough
EnGenius ECW230
wifi & hotspots

EnGenius ECW230 review: Quick, but not quick enough

Not the cheapest or fastest Wi-Fi 6 access point, but the cloud management features are hard to fault
8 Jun 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro review: An instant cult classic
The back cover of the OnePlus 9 Pro
Hardware

OnePlus 9 Pro review: An instant cult classic

It's no longer the 'cheap' option, but the 9 Pro is the best Android alternative to Samsung
7 Jun 2021
Qnap TS-h973AX review: Our top-choice desktop NAS
The Qnap TS-h973AX
network attached storage (NAS)

Qnap TS-h973AX review: Our top-choice desktop NAS

A versatile and powerful network storage superhero with a sharp focus on data security and protection
4 Jun 2021
StorageCraft ShadowXafe review: Virtuosic VM backup
StorageCraft ShadowXafe OneSystem dashboard
backup

StorageCraft ShadowXafe review: Virtuosic VM backup

An affordable one-stop backup shop for virtual environments, with great data-recovery services
2 Jun 2021
Espresso Display 15 review: Lots of form, not enough function
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monitors

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
Laptops

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
MSI Prestige 14 Evo review: A refreshing change of pace
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Laptops

MSI Prestige 14 Evo review: A refreshing change of pace

MSI’s business-focused workhorse shines across the board
28 May 2021
Qnap TS-1886XU-RP review: Qnap caches in on storage performance
Qnap TS-1886XU-RP review
network attached storage (NAS)

Qnap TS-1886XU-RP review: Qnap caches in on storage performance

An affordable hybrid storage appliance that gives a big boost to heavy workloads
27 May 2021
Dell EMC PowerEdge C6520 review: Super dense Gen3 Xeon Scalable
Dell EMC PowerEdge C6520 front and rear
Server & storage

Dell EMC PowerEdge C6520 review: Super dense Gen3 Xeon Scalable

Dell EMC’s multi-node server packs and racks Intel’s latest CPUs
27 May 2021
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14in (Shadow Black) review: Betrayed by its own ambitions
The Lenovo Yoga 9i 14in (Shadow Black)
Laptops

Lenovo Yoga 9i 14in (Shadow Black) review: Betrayed by its own ambitions

The excellent 4K display and bass-boosting soundbar lift this convertible from the crowd, but it has flaws
26 May 2021
Qnap QGD-3014-16PT review: A clever combo
The front and rear of the Qnap QGD-3014-16PT
network attached storage (NAS)

Qnap QGD-3014-16PT review: A clever combo

A smart partnership of NAS appliance and PoE switch well suited to surveillance duties
25 May 2021
Netgear Orbi RBK352 review: Plagued by compromise
Netgear Orbi RBK352
wifi & hotspots

Netgear Orbi RBK352 review: Plagued by compromise

A reasonably priced Wi-Fi 6 mesh system that delivers a strong signal, but make sure its cutbacks won’t annoy
24 May 2021