Review: Gigabyte Aero 15 laptop

Review: Gigabyte Aero 15 laptop

A triumph of engineering, but not without some usability flaws.
By Nick Ross Jul 30 2018, 11:28AM
Review: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF laptop

Review: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF laptop

Probably the best all-round notebook we’ve ever tested.
By Nick Ross Jul 27 2018, 2:28PM
Review: HP Envy X2HP convertible laptop

Review: HP Envy X2HP convertible laptop

Great build quality, light weight and amazing battery life make it extremely portable. But the ARM processor severely-limits software compatibility.
By Nick Ross Jul 27 2018, 1:04PM
Review: LG V30+ smartphone

Review: LG V30+ smartphone

LG’s flagship looks, feels and works very well. But the cameras are disappointing and similar functionality can be had for less money.
By Nick Ross Jul 16 2018, 11:01AM
Review: Synology DS218j NAS

Review: Synology DS218j NAS

A very well-featured, two-disk, NAS device that offers respectable performance all housed in a cheapo box.
By Nick Ross Jul 4 2018, 11:24AM
Review: LG 27GK750F gaming monitor

Review: LG 27GK750F gaming monitor

Interesting, game-related, performance-enhancing features come at the expense of day-to-day usability.
By Nick Ross Jun 26 2018, 11:19AM
HTC P3470

HTC P3470

If you’re not bothered about 3G and want a fully-featured WM6 device it makes a bargain choice, though you can save even more cash with Palm’s Centro.
By Nick Ross Sep 8 2008, 5:34PM
Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra

Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra

It’s incredibly powerful, but recent releases offer similar performance for significantly less money.
By Nick Ross, Dave Bayon, Mike Jennings Jun 24 2008, 4:39PM
ATi Radeon HD 3870 X2

ATi Radeon HD 3870 X2

It was all looking good until Nvidia’s new cards overtook it on the final straight.
By Nick Ross, David Bayon, Mike Jennings Jun 24 2008, 4:25PM
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX

Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX

A popular and fast top-end option, but it’s losing its grip to new competition from both sides.
By Nick Ross, Dave Bayon, Mike Jennings Jun 24 2008, 4:03PM
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT

Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT

Great performance at an appealing price, although the 9600 GT encroaches on its turf
By Nick Ross, Dave Bayon, Mike Jennings Jun 24 2008, 10:35AM
ATi Radeon HD 3870

ATi Radeon HD 3870

Impressive performance for an affordable card, but the 9600 GT treads on its toes.
By Nick Ross, Dave Bayon, Mike Jennings Jun 24 2008, 10:22AM
ATi Radeon HD 3850

ATi Radeon HD 3850

It had little competition at this price, and it knocks Nvidia 8600 cards out of the race, but Nvidia’s 9600 GT trumps it.
By Nick Ross, Dave Bayon, Mike Jennings Jun 24 2008, 9:43AM
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT

Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT

It may be affordable, but we’d rather spend a little more to guarantee some genuine gaming ability
By David Bayon, Nick Ross, Mike Jennings Jun 23 2008, 12:04PM
Asus DRW-1814BLT

Asus DRW-1814BLT

Lite-On’s DVD writer was our A-List choice for almost a year. At the time we said it was practically perfect – offering compatibility with every format, plus Lightscribe, for a bargain price. But Asus has managed to trump it.
By Nick Ross Jun 18 2008, 1:15PM
HTC Cruise

HTC Cruise

A stylish update to a phenomenal phone, but battery life and the bundled GPS software weigh it down
By Nick Ross Jun 17 2008, 12:07PM
Canon Digital Ixus 80 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S520

Canon Digital Ixus 80 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S520

Two of the best small compacts on the market. Quality differences are on a knife edge, but the Canon wins for superior features and handling.
By Nick Ross Jun 17 2008, 11:50AM
STM Small rogue

STM Small rogue

A laptop backpack that's touch, water resistant, and good enough for hiking or walking around town.
By Nick Ross Jun 17 2008, 11:05AM
Computex Final Wrap-up

Computex Final Wrap-up

Covering the massive Computex technology expo is no small feat, and here Nick Ross leaves his final report from Taipei.
By Nick Ross Jun 10 2008, 9:42AM
Computex 2008 -- Gear, gadgets and booth babes

Computex 2008 -- Gear, gadgets and booth babes

Nick Ross is on the show floor in the Thunderdome of component-land - Taipei. Check out the pics.
By Nick Ross Jun 5 2008, 11:07AM