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What is AMD FreeSync?

FreeSync is an open software standard for PC games that has been devised by AMD to provide smoother motion and eliminate image tearing, all without reducing frame rates and impacting gameplay. It does this by synchronising the graphics adapter’s fram...

PC World's giant cable buying guide

Everyone has had the experience of staring at the back of a machine, device, or gadget, scratching their head, gazing in bewilderment at some unfamiliar cable port.

TV Tuner Cards

Be it in a media centre, a notebook or a regular desktop computer, a TV tuner card allows you to enjoy television through your PC.

CPU Buying Guide

There are three integral components to a desktop PC that can 'make or break' your system: the motherboard, the memory and the central processing unit, or CPU.

DVD Writers

Don't know which DVD writer is right for backing-up large volumes of office data or storing digital pics? This buying guide is for you.

Memory

Whatever you're doing on your PC, its taking up valuable space in your system's memory.

Graphics cards

The graphics card is a key performance component, especially in respect to 3D games. Read on to find out what you should look for.

UPS

Uninterruptible Power Supply, or UPS are designed to save you heartache and money.

Sound cards

This buying guide will explain to you the relevant sound card technology, specs and must-know facts, ensuring you make the right purchase decision.

CD Writers

Whether you are looking for a cost-effective backup solution, or you just want to share files with your friends, a CD writer is pretty much an essential ingredient of any PC these days.

Motherboards

The motherboard is one of the most important components in any PC, but few people are aware of what it actually does. This guide will give you the knowledge to make an informed decision.

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MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

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