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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

Minix Neo G41V-4 review: The lesser of two Neos

A decent low-profile PC with some nice individual touches, but the Neo J50C-4 is better overall

£275 inc VAT
Quiet PC UltraNUC Pro 8 Fanless review

This silent system isn’t the most powerful for the money, but its neat design and speedy storage are worth having

£770 inc VAT
Minix Neo J50C-4 review: Flexible, affordable computing

Slightly faster and easier to upgrade, this is the better of Minix’s tiny box PCs

£300 inc VAT
Adata XPG Summoner review: Doesn't hit all the right keys

An adequate mech board, but also one that doesn’t fully develop its own features

£110 Inc VAT
Overclockers Titan Falcon review: Ryzen to the occasion

Colourful and capable, the Titan Falcon is a very good-value Ryzen 7 system

£1400 Inc VAT
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super review
Graphics cards

A better overall GPU than the RTX 2080, but still not the best premium card to buy

£750 Inc VAT
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super review
Graphics cards

Despite costing more than the RX 5700 XT, higher performance and a far better cooler make this card worth the cash

£540 Inc VAT
Acer Swift 7 is as powerful as it is heavy
Ultraportable laptops

Form beats function on the latest Swift 7, an amazingly portable yet underpowered Windows laptop

£1749 Inc VAT
MSI Optix MPG341CQR: Curved, ultrawide, ultra-expensive
PC monitors

MSI’s giant monitor is rather expensive, but strong gaming credentials and a vast array of features almost justify the price

£870 inc VAT
Palicomp AMD Navigator review: Value and versatility

Both the CPU and GPU shine in this versatile and eye-catching, good value PC

£1250 Inc VAT