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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

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X review: Powerful, affordable

Outstanding performance, low temperatures and an excellent price: the newest top-end Ryzen is a superlative octa-core CPU

£282 inc. VAT
Palicomp i5 Cosmos review: A fantastic all-rounder

Whether it’s the 4K-ready GPU, overclocked processor or NVMe storage, the i5 Cosmos never slows down

£1100 inc VAT
Lenovo IdeaCentre 620S review: A sweet multimedia PC

This compact PC crams in more power for entertainment, work and even gaming use than you might think

£780 inc. VAT
Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh White review
Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh White review
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This redesign improves the cooling from last year's H5OOP, while keeping its neat-freak tendencies

£138 inc VAT
Gigabyte Aero 15X review: Lightweight and powerful

High performance and a brilliant display overpower the foibles of this skinny gaming notebook

£2400 inc VAT
Samsung 860 Evo review 250GB: The best SATA SSD you can buy

Faster and longer-lasting than the 850 Evo, yet still competitively priced, this is the new king of SATA SSDs

£82 inc VAT
Medion Erazer X5361 G review
Medion Erazer X5361 G review: A powerful gaming PC

Another value-minded Medion PC sacrifices its CPU in return for huge gaming horsepower

Raspberry Pi 3 review
Raspberry Pi 3 review: Still the ultimate hobbyist computer?

The latest version of the budget maker board builds on the success of its predecessors

£30 inc VAT
Yoyotech Redback N6 review
Yoyotech Redback N6 review: A luxury PC that packs a punch

This Ryzen 7 1800X-based PC will handle any task you want, if you’re willing to pay for the privilege

£2150 inc VAT
Overclockers Gaming Oxygen review
Overclockers Gaming Oxygen review: A PC that oozes quality

This Vega-based PC costs a lot, but it’s beautifully built and has an excellent SSD/hard disk combo

£1550 inc VAT