Budget All-round PC - February 2017

The all-round PC is a PC with comprehensive features for around £650 - £750 that can do a little bit of everything. It should have enough speed and capacity to meet your needs for some time. Currently it can run all applications, and you're able to upgrade it with small future investments when you need more power or storage capacity. Surfing, gaming, business applications, photo and video editing should all be possible on the all-round PC without giving you the feeling that it's lacking in performance. This means a fast processor and graphics card with an excellent price/ performance ratio, in combination with more than enough memory and storage space. Let's not forget a good computer case and a power supply that will remain energy efficient and silent enough for some years to come. Since the monitor, mouse and keyboard will be used daily you should definitely not skimp on these peripherals. It's essential that an all-round PC is balanced. It's less important that you picked the fastest components than that they work well together and are on the same level of performance. If you have bigger budget, than you could have a look at our All-round Deluxe PC as well. Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component(s) will remain the same as the previous month. If you want to know more about how we compile our PC Buying guides, have a look at this article.

  • Budget All-round PC - February 2017

    Budget All-round PC - February 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Tuesday 21-02-2017 - 14:00

    Budget All-round PC - February 2017 The all-round PC is a PC with comprehensive features for around £650 - £750 that can do a little bit of everything. It should have enough speed and capacity to meet your needs for some time. Currently it can run all applications, and you're able to upgrade it with small future investments when you need more power or storage capacity. Surfing, gaming, business applications, photo and video edit... Read more
  • 5 MiFi routers tested: Portable network

    5 MiFi routers tested: Portable network

    Review - Saturday 18-02-2017 - 04:59

    5 MiFi routers tested: Portable network A MiFi router can be very useful, especially when you're on a holiday abroad. What are your options and which one should you buy? We tested five models in order to find the answer. Read more
  • Entry-level PC - February 2017

    Entry-level PC - February 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Friday 17-02-2017 - 04:59

    Entry-level PC - February 2017 Our guidelines for the Entry-level PC category are as follows. The entire computer system, excluding OS, should not exceed £420. Its primary, but not only, function is to provide a smooth and enjoyable online experience. This means that the cheapest processors won’t be enough, as modern web pages and internet applications do demand some processing power. Additionally, the system has to be able... Read more
  • Mini-ITX Game PC - February 2017

    Mini-ITX Game PC - February 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Wednesday 15-02-2017 - 14:00

    Mini-ITX Game PC - February 2017 The Mini-ITX Game PC is a desktop computer that is small enough to be portable, but has better performance than a gaming notebook. This time, we have a more expensive advice, with the objective to not give in on performance compared to the normal Gaming PC. Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products... Read more
  • Total War Warhammer DirectX 12 review: 20 GPUs tested

    Total War Warhammer DirectX 12 review: 20 GPUs tested

    Review - Tuesday 14-02-2017 - 04:59

    Total War Warhammer DirectX 12 review: 20 GPUs tested Both Warhammer and Total War are popular game series, however this isn't the only reason as to why the new game Total War: Warhammer is interesting. The game also has a DirectX 12 mode. In this review we test Warhammar with 20 GPUs in DirectX 12: the number of cards we tested is much lower than normal, since the DirectX 12 mode only supports graphics cards with at least DirectX feature level 12_0. Read more
  • Gaming PC - February 2017

    Gaming PC - February 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Monday 13-02-2017 - 04:59

    Gaming PC - February 2017 This computer system is specifically geared towards gaming at WQHD resolution. That means a PC with a high-end graphics card and a processor that is fast enough to support the GPU, but also a fast monitor to display the rendered frames in the best way. The rest of the configuration needs to be balanced as well. Since many gamers also enjoy overclocking their PC to improve performance, it is als... Read more
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 round-up: the best choice for 4K and VR

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 round-up: the best choice for 4K and VR

    Review - Friday 10-02-2017 - 04:59

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 round-up: the best choice for 4K and VR There's plenty to choose from if you're looking for a new graphics card. In a span of two months no less than five new 3D chips were released. The first two were the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 introduced by Nvidia. We tested five variants of both of those chips, which means we can answer the question: which GeForce GTX 1070/1080 should you buy? Read more
  • 6 HomePlug AV2 powerline adapters with WiFi review

    6 HomePlug AV2 powerline adapters with WiFi review

    Review - Tuesday 07-02-2017 - 04:59

    6 HomePlug AV2 powerline adapters with WiFi review HomePlug AV2 offers a significant performance increase for powerline adapters, which we've already seen multiple times. There are also models now that feature wifi. We've tested six of these models to find out what you can expect from adapters of this kind. Read more
  • 250GB SSD review: 33 models compared

    250GB SSD review: 33 models compared

    Review - Tuesday 31-01-2017 - 04:59

    250GB SSD review: 33 models compared If you want a fast drive without spending a lot, a 250GB SSD is an excellent choice nowadays. There is a lot to choose from in this affordable segment, with differing prices and performance levels. Therefore we compare 33 SSDs with this capacity in this article. Read more
  • 19 24-inch full hd monitors review: affordable view

    19 24-inch full hd monitors review: affordable view

    Review - Friday 27-01-2017 - 04:59

    19 24-inch full hd monitors review: affordable view There is a lot to choose from in the monitor market, provided that you are willing to spend enough money. Not everyone is willing to do that, but even with a lower budget your eyes deserve a good image. We tested 19 affordable monitors in order to find the best for diverse purposes. Read more
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB and 6GB review: 8 models tested

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB and 6GB review: 8 models tested

    Review - Tuesday 24-01-2017 - 04:59

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB and 6GB review: 8 models tested This summer Nvidia introduced the GeForce GTX 1060. At first a model with 6 GB VRAM was released, followed by a model with half of the available video memory. But which GTX 1060 should you buy? We tested eight different models manufactured by ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI and Palit. You can find all the benchmarks in this review! Read more
  • 10 ergonomic keyboards review: typing responsibly

    10 ergonomic keyboards review: typing responsibly

    Review - Friday 20-01-2017 - 04:59

    10 ergonomic keyboards review: typing responsibly If you are serious about ergonomics at work or at home, an ergonomic keyboard is definitely a purchase worth considering. The big question is of course what you can buy. We tested nine models to find out what you get for your money. Read more
  • All-round Deluxe PC - January 2017

    All-round Deluxe PC - January 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Saturday 14-01-2017 - 14:00

    All-round Deluxe PC - January 2017 The all-round Deluxe PC will last you a few years without requiring any upgrades. It is a bit more expensive, but is very complete as well. Using the internet, gaming, business applications, photo and video editing - all of these are possible on a good all-round PC, and you should never feel that you are lacking in performance for any of those activities. This means a good processor and graphic... Read more
  • Samsung C24FG70 review: Samsung's gaming monitor comeback

    Samsung C24FG70 review: Samsung's gaming monitor comeback

    Review - Thursday 12-01-2017 - 04:59

    Samsung C24FG70 review: Samsung's gaming monitor comeback For those of you that follow the monitor market – and this is truly worth doing – you have probably noticed that in the world of gaming monitors one brand has shone in its absence: Samsung. The observant reader will have noticed our use of the past tense and not without reason, because Samsung is back – and how. The C24FG70 is a statement in more than one regard and, according to the Korean manufacturer, this model is only the beginning of what should become convincing re-entry in the wonderful world of gaming monitors. We tested the model and were impressed.  Read more
  • Battlefield 1 review: benchmarks with 23 GPUs

    Battlefield 1 review: benchmarks with 23 GPUs

    Review - Tuesday 10-01-2017 - 04:59

    Battlefield 1 review: benchmarks with 23 GPUs Before Battlefield 1’s launch day we had already tested 13 graphics cards with the game, but now it is time for a full review in which we test all important graphics cards – 23 to be exact. We have also added multiple comparisons between DirectX 11 and DirectX 12, as well as the performance you can expect when it comes to the multiplayer aspect of the game. Read more
  • Budget 4K Gaming PC - January 2017

    Budget 4K Gaming PC - January 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Monday 09-01-2017 - 14:00

    Budget 4K Gaming PC - January 2017 Two years ago, 4K Gaming was a matter of investing thousands of euros in video cards and hoping that multi-GPU would work decently in your favorite game. Anno 2017, 4K Gaming is possible in a more affordable way. GPUs are getting faster and 4K monitors are becoming cheaper: it's time for an advice on a budget! Although we try to make this system as affordable as possible, there must be a solid ... Read more
  • Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 review: smaller and more flexible

    Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 review: smaller and more flexible

    Review - Thursday 05-01-2017 - 04:59

    Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 review: smaller and more flexible Cooler Master introduced a new product line with the MasterCase 5 last year, this year they're adding the MasterCase 3 series to the line. These micro ATX variants are in essence based on the same concept, however they do offer some refinements and improvements compared to the first ATX variants. We've taken an extensive look at the MasterCase Pro 3 for this review and of course we also tested its cooling capabilities and the noise levels. Read more
  • 4K Gaming PC - January 2017

    4K Gaming PC - January 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Monday 02-01-2017 - 14:00

    4K Gaming PC - January 2017 After a few years in which little happened in the area of PC displays, the 4K revolution is finally taking place. Graphics cards have to render four times as many pixels to drive a 4K display, while the game textures are only getting more detailed. In short: you need real horse power to game in 4K. A fast processor and especially a graphics card is a must. However, the rest of the configuration... Read more
  • 37 USB flashdrives review: serious sticks

    37 USB flashdrives review: serious sticks

    Review - Monday 02-01-2017 - 04:59

    37 USB flashdrives review: serious sticks Flash memory chips are still getting cheaper, while they offer more capacity at the same density. Because of this, the capacity of memory sticks continues to increase. At the moment there are affordable models of 128 and 256GB, but are these even useful products? We tested 37 models to find out. Read more
  • Budget Game PC - January 2017

    Budget Game PC - January 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Sunday 01-01-2017 - 12:00

    Budget Game PC - January 2017 The Hardware.Info Budget Game PC Advice has a balanced configuration for playing video games, without having to spend too much. The components have been selected to offer the best bang for your buck. That means you cannot always expect the highest settings, resolution and frame rate, but at the same time you should be able to play all modern games in Full HD resolution without making huge conce... Read more

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