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James Archer

James is a technology journalist and editor, specialising in computing and gaming hardware. Besides Expert Reviews, he’s written for Rock Paper Shotgun, Computer Shopper, IT Pro, PC Gamer, TechRadar and Tom’s Guide, among others.

Recent articles by James Archer

Huawei MateBook 14: Consider the MateBook X Pro instead

The MateBook 14 was the full package - but it never reached British shores

£1285 converted from €1,499, UK pricing TBC
Acer ConceptD 500 review: The best PC for content creators?

The ConceptD 500 is a stylish and monstrously powerful PC; even at this price, it’s worth it

£3200 Inc VAT
Acer ConceptD CP3271KP review: Just shy of greatness
PC monitors

The stylish CP3271KP is a good professional monitor that comes frustratingly close to being a great one

£1000 Inc VAT
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG review: Smooth operator
PC monitors

It’s expensive, but the 165Hz Elite XG270QG has one of the slickest IPS panels of any gaming monitor

£669 inc VAT
Rapoo 9900M review: A no-frills mouse and keyboard combo

Richly featured in some places, basic in others, this is ultimately a respectable mouse and keyboard combo

£80 Inc VAT
Razer Raptor 27 review: Dino might
PC monitors

With its immaculate design, vivid, responsive IPS panel and terrifying price, the Raptor 27 is always aiming high

£700 Inc VAT
Overclockers Gaming Hydrogen review

One of the best mini PCs for gaming we’ve seen, especially if you don’t want to stray too far from desktop conventions

£1300 Inc VAT
AlphaBetaPC Intel i5 RTX review: Out of the ordinary

A premium GPU and distinctive chassis make this a great gaming PC, both inside and out

£999 inc VAT
PNY Pro Elite review: Portable SSD storage

As long as you’ve got a USB3.1 port handy, the Pro Elite can reach blazing speeds – most of the time

£125 inc VAT
Dell Optiplex 7060 Micro review

The small form factor has forced cuts to performance and connectivity, but both are fine for the price

£729 Inc VAT