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Alun Taylor

Alun Taylor

Over the past two decades Alun has written on a freelance basis for many publications on subjects ranging from mobile phones, PCs and digital audio equipment to electric cars and industrial heritage. Prior to becoming a technology writer, he worked at Sony Music for 15 years frequently interfacing with the computer hardware and audio equipment sides of Sony Corporation and occasionally appearing on BBC Radio 4. A native of Scotland but an adopted Mancunian, Alun divides his time between writing, listening to live music and generally keeping the Expert Reviews flag flying north of Watford.

Recent articles by Alun Taylor

Best budget monitor
The best budget monitors - our fully tested recommendations
Home office PC monitors

Looking for a monitor on a tight budget? Here are our tried and tested recommendations

Acer Swift X 16 OLED (SFX16-61G) review
Laptops

With a superb display and potent silicon, the new Swift X should excite and delight more than it does

£1424 inc VAT
HP Omen Transcend 14: Supremely stylish and compact
Laptops

The HP Omen Transcend 14 delivers the gaming goods in a compact and highly desirable chassis

£1549 inc VAT
Asus Zenbook 14 OLED UX3405MA on a small white circular table, pictured head on
The best laptops to buy right now
Laptops

Looking for a new laptop? We’ve reviewed and tested loads of them but only the best make our list

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How we test PC monitors: Our benchmark process explained
PC monitors

An in-depth guide to Expert Reviews’ PC monitor testing and benchmarks – including how we interpret the results

Dell UltraSharp U4323QE review - teaser
Dell UltraSharp U4323QE review
PC monitors

This 43in office Titan comes with great speakers and support for up to four PCs in a KVM configuration

£1014 inc VAT
AOC Agon Pro AG276QZD: An affordable 240Hz OLED monitor
PC monitors

An interestingly designed monitor, with a new firmware update making it a strong challenger to monitors from Asus and LG

£847 inc VAT
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 review: Petite and powerful
Laptops

An outstanding compact laptop for gamers and creatives alike

£1474 inc VAT
Huawei D16 (2024) - teaser. Close up of the top of the right side of the laptop's keyboard and bottom of screen with view of power button
Huawei MateBook D 16 (2024): Capable but dull
Laptops

The Huawei D 16 isn’t exciting, but it has the basics well-covered

£999 Core i9, (inc VAT). Also available: £549 (Core i5)
The best home office monitors we've tested in 2024
Home office PC monitors

Need a new display for your home-working setup? We’ve got you covered with our expert pick of the best monitors