The Sceptre E205W-16003R is an excellent choice if you’re a casual user seeking a good-size display that boasts solid performance at a very reasonable price. Its bezel-free design is perhaps the main selling point, as it provides a seamless viewing area when two or more monitors are placed side by side. Moreover, it delivers fairly accurate colors and good grayscale performance, but it’s limited to a low 1600 x 900 resolution.
SkyTech accomplishes what it set out to do with the new SkyTech Shiva: provide a professionally-built platform for gaming. This pre-configured model we reviewed is a reasonable priced relative to assembling it yourself from parts. It’s hard to envision anyone doing a cleaner wiring job, and the component section in our review is top-notch.
The Samsung UN55RU7100FXZA makes for a decent, budget-friendly 4K smart TV that offers good enough performance and HDR support, making it ideal for a mid-size living room. However, this isn’t the best we’ve seen, competitors offer better color reproduction and accuracy. If you can live with deficiencies in those areas, the smart features offered on the RU7100 along with a 4K resolution make for a good value.
The CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Master GMA8980CPG is a pre-built gaming desktop that offers good performance, a strong feature set and a slick, yet spacious case that will accommodate future upgrades with easy. It is reasonably priced relative to assembling one yourself from custom parts, and it’s hard to imagine any DIYer doing a cleaner wiring job, and the component selection is just top-notch.
The ASUS TUF FX505DT-AH51 is an entry-level laptop that stretches the definition of budget gaming, offering better 1080p gaming performance, a 120Hz screen and enough real-estate for future upgrades. It may not be the most powerful gaming laptop around, and of course it has its own drawbacks like a middling battery and a plastic construction. But if your budget tops out at around $700, and you want the bigger screen, this TUF FX505DT is a steal.
The iBUYPOWER Element 9260 is a no-frill pre-built gaming PC that offers solid performance at a very reasonable cost, that’s hard to beat if you decided to build your own rig. While iBUYPOWER offers a lot of configurations to satiate your performance needs, our review unit is configured with a 9th-generation Intel Core i7-processsor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics to deliver enough power to run modern games.
The CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXiVR8060A8 has all the qualities a gaming desktop might have if you built it yourself and applied lots of TLC, spanning top-notch aftermarket parts to sleek wiring and assembly. You’d normally pay a premium over and above the sum of parts used in this machine, but the premium is nominal if you opt for a pre-built system
The LG 27UK850-W is a great choice for any gamer seeking a stylish monitor that’s equipped with the latest technologies, solid connectivity at a reasonable price. It offers a sharp UHD picture, impressive gaming performance, and a raft of future-proof features, including AMD FreeSync anti-tearing technology. The monitor’s out-of-the-box color accuracy is slightly skewed, but it gets plenty of picture settings, including advanced color settings come handy for third-party picture calibration to sort out the accuracy issues.
The HP Stream 14-cb159nr is a Windows 10 laptop that affirms Microsoft’s resolve to compete with Chromebooks in the budget laptop category. It’s a smart move that unties the conventional wisdom that you have to pay a premium for an ultraportable laptop, and it undercuts most of our recent Chromebook review units.
The Optoma GT1080Darbee is a short throw projector with good brightness and high resolution, delivering good data and very good video-image quality and the most advanced gaming mode preset. As a short throw projector, the 3000 lumens and full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution makes for butter-smooth games, and the 8000-hour lamp life makes it hard to beat.
The Acer Aspire TC-885-UA92 is a capable budget desktop computer with a speedy 9th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 12GB of memory, 512GB SSD storage, and a bit of room for future upgrades, and it come with USB-C (a fairly rarity in budget tower PCs). It has everything you need in a general-use PC, plus the extra features including Wi-Fi that make it an easy choice to recommend for the long haul.
The Acer Predator Helios 500 is an AMD-powered gaming laptop that has a lot to like. It’s exceedingly powerful on the front, is unmatched by anything else in its class for multi-threaded productivity thanks to a 16-thread Ryzen 7 CPU, and it runs surprisingly quiet considering the computing grunt during gameplay.
The LG 32GK650F-B is a 34-inch, curved-screen monitor created for gamers seeking to curb motion artifacts, like screen tearing and motion blur during intense gaming. It builds on LG’s popular gaming monitors, featuring an ultra-wide, In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a terrific 144Hz refresh rate and uses AMD’s FreeSync technology to deliver butter-smooth gaming experience.
Our top laptops for college students put value over having boasting high-end processors and graphics cards, and giving you some budget-friendly options. The prices notwithstanding, they still have enough muscle to get you through a demanding workload then allow you pertake some post-schoolwork entertainment.
The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV is a great professional laptop in most respects. With 9th generation Intel Core i7 and RTX 2060 on the inside and the innovative ScreenPad Plus propped by a 4K main display, it can’t get any better. However, the additional screen doesn’t really justify the price (and weight) it adds to the laptop.
This year’s SkyTech ArchAngel is an excellent update that brings some excellent hardware revisions, particularly a performant AMD Ryzen 3 processor, while keeping the eye-catching Sci-Fi aesthetic. The design is unique, with some nice touches for PC gamers, but the while chassis may not be for everybody.
There’s a lot to like about the NETGEAR Nighthawk R6900P Smart WiFi Router (AC1900), including its cool name, stealth design and excellent speeds on the 5GHz band as well as better Quality-of-Service (QoS). These features, along with the Nighthawk’s VP and NAS capability, offset the router’s slower speeds at the 2.4GHz band, longer reboot, and hum-hum bridge-mode configuration. Netgear’s Nighthawk R6900P earns our Editors’ Choice award for 802.11ac routers.
The Asus ZenBook 13 is an excellent piece of hardware that squeezes lots of power in a tiny, sleek chassis yet remains affordable over most of its competitors. Counting from the Huawei MateBook 13, this is the second recent Ultrabook we’re inclined to forgive for not having a Thunderbolt 3 port, but it makes do with a USB Type-C port and a Type-A port that the MateBook relegates to an external port.
The Gamer Supreme SLC10220CPGV2 is a high-end gaming PC that delivers power and performance in a very unique design, but at a very reasonable price as compared to competitors. With 8 processor cores and class-leading graphics card performance, the SLC8260A2 can either be an economical PC for pro-gamers or a worthy investment for pro-gamers and professional content creators.
The 34-inch LG 34UC80-B professional monitor is a cool, sprawling panel for both work and play. It’s designed for video editors, graphics designers, and photographer, and it features impressive color accuracy, but it also features a number of gamer-centric features. Its curved, ultra-wide panel boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio, which is the exact one you commonly see in gaming monitors – so is the 75Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync adaptive synch technology.
Build it yourself or, snag a prebuilt model? That’s the classical we all go through when shopping for a gaming desktop. The CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXiVR8080A4 is a pre-built high-end gaming desktop that aims to deliver the benefits of both worlds. Designed for serious gaming, it’s offered with the highest hardware around — a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9700K (8-core) processor and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 (8GB) graphics card.
Looking for a stylish all-in-one desktop PC that you can put in your kitchen to display your family calendar, let you view your recipes or charge your devices? Or, put on a desk in a small office or at home for basic productivity. The Acer Aspire C24-865-ACi5NT AIO Desktop has a few tricks up its sleeve to let you do all that, and even more. Its cutting-edge design is a downright kill for an affordable PC that will be a conversation point for houseguests.