Huawei MateBook 14s Review: Full metal jacket

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We reviewed a version of the Huawei MateBook 14s in Issue 620, but back then it came with an 11th-generation Intel processor and Windows 10. This latest version has been updated by the Chinese manufacturer, and now comes with a 12th-generation Intel Core i7-12700H processor and Windows 11 installed, which makes it a much more attractive proposition. Read our Huawei MateBook 14s Review. … Read more

Brother DCP-J1800DW Review: Cutting-edge technology

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Printers have been stuck in their ways for so long, it’s rare to find one that does something that other printers can’t. The Brother DCP-J1800DW is a bit of a first for the Computeractive office, though – it’s the only printer we’ve seen that can also cut paper like a guillotine. After churning out a sheet of A4 (which it can print on both sides automatically), … Read more

Apple MacBook Air 15-inch Review

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Apple’s upsizing its entry-level lightweight MacBook Air range with a slim and lightweight 15-inch offering, but is it as competitive as the company’s other laptops? If you’re a fan of the compact and affordable MacBook Air, but you really appreciate having a large screen, then you’re in for a huge treat with the new MacBook Air 15-inch. Apple … Read more

Should I pay for FastStone Capture

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Following the release of FastStone Capture 10 last month, we decided to find out if the screen-capture tool is worth the money and how it compares to our favourite rival program, ShareX. Read our Should I pay for FastStone Capture. Free trial: 30 days What you need: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 or 11 FastStone Capture’s deceptively … Read more



Excellent malware defence and clear pricing make up for some creaky system optimisation tools. Read our G DATA TOTAL SECURITY Review. (5 devices) US$ | The bright screen produces rich colours and sharp images. G Data is a long-established independent anti-malware firm based in Germany. It combines its own internally developed malware-detection engine with … Read more

Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 Review

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It’s here—an OLED PC monitor that truly works! Read our Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 Review. Editor’s Pick Finally, this is OLED and HDR done right on the desktop. I give you the Philips Evnia 34M2C8600. Funnily enough, its core components and specs aren’t novel. It uses the same 34-inch QD-OLED panel from Samsung that we’ve already … Read more

MSI MAG B760M Mortar Max WiFi Review

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An overclockable B760 board! But there’s a catch… Read our MSI MAG B760M Mortar Max WiFi Review. “If you’re going to take advantage of its base clock OC ability, the results are simply awesome.” Do you remember the days when you could take a budget processor and overclock it to get flagship-level performance? It didn’t require a $ motherboard, 360mm AIO or … Read more


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It’s a few years since we first saw a 360Hz display, in the shape of the Asus PG259QN (see lssue212), but they’re still quite rare. As such, its a little surprising to see a 360Hz display from a premium brand such as Alienware available for under £ inc VAT. Read our ALIENWARE AW2523HF Review. 25IN … Read more

INTEL CORE i5-13600K Review

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As if Intel’s Core I5-13600K wasn’t already attractive enough when we first reviewed this chip, it’s also received a price cut since our first review, meaning it now sits at just £ inc VAT. Both the Ryzen 7 77OOX and Ryzen 7 7700 cost about the same amount, while the Ryzen 5 7600X costs significantly … Read more

AMD RYZEN 9 7900 Review

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Another addition to AMD’s line-up this month comes in the form of the Ryzen 9 7900, which is a TDP-trimmed version of the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X. Like its cheaper non-X sibling, though, it doesn’t save much cash compared with the X-edition CPU, sitting at £ while we could find the Ryzen 9 7900X going for just £ more. Read our … Read more

AMD RYZEN 9 7950X Review

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Un believably, the Ryzen 9 7950X costs nearly £ less than it did at the time of launch a few months ago. The fact that its launch price was a whopping £ inc VAT means it now costs 40 per cent less. Not surprisingly, it now sits in line with the Core i9-13900K, so both CPUs are ready for a scrap. … Read more

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Review

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Is Dell’s new detachable tablet good enough to be a real Surface Pro competitor? Read our Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Review. 2-IN-1 LAPTOP The 2-in-i market certainly isn’t what it used to be, and with so many players dropping out of the race Microsoft has been left with little competition to its Surface Pro range, … Read more