Group Tests

Group Test: X299 motherboards

Group Test: X299 motherboards

Intel's new chipset supports a fast CPU, but it's a little undercooked right now...
By Bennett Ring Sep 19 2017, 12:17PM
Group Test: Wi-Fi Extenders

Group Test: Wi-Fi Extenders

Bennett Ring extends his home Wi-Fi.
By Bennett Ring Jul 21 2017, 11:44AM
Group Test: X99 Motherboards shift into top gear

Group Test: X99 Motherboards shift into top gear

With a slew of new X99 motherboards being released, we invited each of the four major motherboard manufacturers to send their very best X99 product. Mark Williams hits the Labs and compares the best of the best.
By Mark Williams Oct 11 2016, 3:40PM
Group Test: Small office/home office printers

Group Test: Small office/home office printers

Four inkjets. four lasers. Which wins?
By Darien Graham-Smith Aug 30 2016, 3:21PM
Group Test: NAS Drives

Group Test: NAS Drives

Put an end to lost files and forgotten backups: we test EIGHT NAS drives for the home and office that will securely store all your crucial data.
By Staff Writers, James Morris Oct 19 2015, 1:57PM
Group Test: Workstation PCs

Group Test: Workstation PCs

Need more grunt than a standard PC can offer? We test four of the most powerful rigs on the planet.
By Staff Writers Jun 1 2015, 2:30PM
Little Rippers: Micro-ATX motherboards

Little Rippers: Micro-ATX motherboards

Group Test: Micro-ATX motherboards can deliver star performance in a diminutive package. We round up five of the best.
By Bennett Ring Mar 18 2015, 2:33PM
The state of the case: Let’s see what’s out there

The state of the case: Let’s see what’s out there

David Hollingworth takes a look at a slice of the current PC case market. If you’re looking for a new chassis, you might find it here.
By David Hollingworth Feb 5 2015, 10:38AM
Group Test: High-end printers

Group Test: High-end printers

All inkjets can print photos, but professional speed and quality are worth paying for. Barry Collins finds out what the printer market has to offer.
By Barry Collins Feb 2 2015, 3:04PM
Group Test: Switch your antivirus

Group Test: Switch your antivirus

It’s important to protect your PC against malware, but are you using the right software? Windows 8 has ushered in a new generation of low-power hardware, so performance is more important than ever.
By Staff Writers Feb 26 2014, 11:36AM
Mini Group Test: Portable Hard Disks

Mini Group Test: Portable Hard Disks

Fast performance, slick design and wireless connectivity; external hard disks offer far more than just extra storage.
By Staff Writers Jun 5 2013, 10:04AM
Group Test: Smartphones

Group Test: Smartphones

The arrival of Microsoft’s new platform has turned the smartphone war into a three-way fight between iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8. We put 10 of the latest handsets through our toughest ever benchmarks to determine which smartphone reigns supreme.
By PC & Tech Authority staff Feb 25 2013, 3:15PM
Group Test: Thunderbolt external drives

Group Test: Thunderbolt external drives

Hard disks using the superfast Thunderbolt interface are starting to appear – but do the performance benefits justify the price? We put four quite different drives to the test.
By Darien Graham-Smith Oct 31 2012, 11:15AM
Group test: USB 3 hard disks

Group test: USB 3 hard disks

With a USB 3 hard disk, you can add huge amounts of superfast storage to your PC. We test 14 models in various capacities to help you choose the perfect drive.
By Staff Writers Mar 15 2012, 3:46PM
Group test: seven Ultrabooks compared and rated

Group test: seven Ultrabooks compared and rated

Ultrabooks have breathed life back into the PC. In this feature group test, we review seven of the ultra-thin laptops.
By Staff Writers Mar 14 2012, 11:45AM
Group test: 12 dual-band routers reviewed

Group test: 12 dual-band routers reviewed

Unhappy with your wireless network performance? With the 2.4GHz frequency band becoming ever-more congested, the best way to give your Wi-Fi the boost it needs is with a dual-band router.
By Staff Writers Mar 13 2012, 12:44PM
10 eReaders reviewed: We compare the Kindle with the rest

10 eReaders reviewed: We compare the Kindle with the rest

Amazon's Kindle has been at the top of the bestsellers list for over a year, but with a clutch of new stores and devices weighing in, can it hold onto the top spot? We test ten readers and their ebook stores to find out
By Staff Writers Feb 22 2012, 3:15PM
Need for Speed: 10 Solid-State Drives Reviewed

Need for Speed: 10 Solid-State Drives Reviewed

Your hard drive is one of the biggest bottlenecks in your PC. We review 10 SSDs to boost your system's performance
By Staff Writers, John Gillooly Aug 28 2011, 6:00PM
Wireless Broadband Shootout: which Australian network should you use?

Wireless Broadband Shootout: which Australian network should you use?

Which wireless broadband has the best speed and pricing? We've tested the major Australian networks from Telstra to Optus and more, including iPad micro-SIMS and WiFi hotspot modems.
By Alex Kidman Jun 27 2011, 5:24PM
CPU Megatest: 59 chips reviewed and rated

CPU Megatest: 59 chips reviewed and rated

We put every mainstream desktop processor from AMD and Intel through our brand-new 2011 real world benchmark.
By Staff Writers Apr 1 2011, 5:12PM