TP-Link Deco X76 Plus vs X96 vs Linksys AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E Systems: Three new high-end mesh systems offering a 6GHz backhaul channel

We have already seen Asus and Netgear launch WiFi 6E routers, offering reliable ultra-fast connections using 160Mhz on the 6Ghz frequency. TP-Link & Linksys are taking a different approach with their first WiFi 6E devices, and just straight in with a mesh system. TP-Link have the Deco X76 Plus and the X96 Plus while Linksys … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs Samsung Exynos 2100 Compared: Specifications & Benchmarks. Will the Exynos Galaxy S21 be as good as the Qualcomm variant in the US?

Yesterday at CES 2021, Samsung formally announced its flagship mobile chipset for the year, the Exynos 2100. In previous years, Samsung has developed its own performance CPU microarchitecture for these chipsets, but that division has now been closed down, and Samsung are using Arm’s Cortex cores such as the new X1. The decision to ditch … Read more

Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Smartwatches – New low-priced alternatives with little compromise. Ideal for Strava

During CES 2021, Amazfit announced their latest smartwatches the Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e, offering a similar aesthetic and feature set to the existing Amazfit GTR 2 & GT 2 but at a lower price point. I reviewed the Amazfit GTS 2 back in December and found it to be a superb option for … Read more

TCL @ CES : TCL 20 5G with Snapdragon 690, NXTPAPER tablet with paper-like display and more

TCL do a lot more than TV’s, in 2020, they expanded their mobile line up with the TCL 10 series, which were favourably received by publications. I found that the TCL 10 Pro offered one of the best screens on the market at its price point. The TCL 10 5G offered genuine competition against more … Read more

Acer Aspire 7 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U & GeForce GTX 1650 Announced for £699 [A715-42G] – ASPIRE 5 with Ryzen 7 5700U for £749.99

Today, at CES 2021, Acer has announced the Acer Aspire 7 and Acer Aspire 5 which will be some of the first laptops to launch with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. More are due to be launched later tonight. Acer Aspire 7 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U & Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU Acer … Read more

Acer Nitro 5 upgraded with AMD Ryzen 9 5900 HX CPU + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 options with QHD 165 Hz or FHD 360 Hz displays – Coy about RTX 3080 price

Following the Nvidia and AMD announcements, AMD has also announced their latest gaming laptops to feature the new hardware. The catch with this press release is that AMD has stated the top options that are available for the laptops but then provided the prices for the bottom options. Obviously, not wanting to give us sticker … Read more

14” Acer Predator Triton 300 SE with Intel Core i7-11370H & Nividia GeForce RTX 3060 announced for £1399

Today, Acer introduced a new laptop in their line up, the new portable but powerful Predator Triton 300 SE. This should be the perfect solution for anyone that needs to be mobile but still want the power to play modern games or do GPU intensive work such as video and photo editing.   I managed … Read more

HyperX @ CES – HyperX Alloy Origins 60% with red switches & UK availability of Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse, Cloud II & Cloud Revolver headsets

HyperX hasn’t launched much new at CES 2021, three of the products are already available in the US but will now be expanded to the UK and Europe. HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard This is the stand out the announcement from the gaming brand. The HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical is a 60% … Read more

Netgear Insight expands with multi-gig switches – MS510TXM & PoE MS510TXUP launched with 4×2.5GbE & 4x10GbE ports and reasonable prices

In my recent Netgear Insight review, I pointed out that Netgear lacked any multi-gig switches that could power the 2.5GbE equipped access points. Not anymore, they haven’t. Yesterday, at CES 2021, Nethear announced two new multi-gig switches, the – MS510TXM and the MS510TXUP. They are basically the same, but the MS510TXUP supports Ultra60 PoE++, which … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE WiFi 6 Router (LAX20) & Netgear 4G LTE Modem (LM1200) Announced

With 2020 being all about work at home, the need for fast home Intenet has increased considerably. Not everyone has access to VDSL or cable broadband, many people in the UK are still stuck on the legacy ADSL connections. 4G, on the other hand, is widely available with superb speeds with its coverage often being … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 WiFi 6E router announced with Tri-band & 6Ghz to compete with Asus Rapture GT-AXE11000 – UK availability unknown

As predicted, we are starting to see more products announced with WiFi 6E at CES 2021 Netgear has announced their latest flagship router, the Nighthawk RAXE500 Tri-band WiFi router, this follows the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 Router which was announced last year but only because available this week. Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 vs RAX200 – What’s … Read more

D-Link AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adaptor Announced – Wi-Fi 6 USB with 2×2 80Mhz for 1200Mbps on 5Ghz [DWA-X1850]

What shouldn’t be particularily exciting news, the latest Wi-Fi dongle from D-Link is the worlds first Wi-Fi 6 USB dongle, allowing you to get next get Wi-Fi speeds without opening up your PC or laptop. For Windows 7 and 10 machines, as soon as you plug this dongle in, it will auto-install. As for the … Read more

CES 2021: Acer Chromebook Spin 514 Launched with AMD Ryzen 7 3700C / Ryzen 5 3500C (CP514-1H & CP514-HH)

The second CES 2021 announcement from Acer is the two new Acer Chromebook Spin 514, they are identical, just one is designed for enterprise use and features Chrome Enterprise security features with Zero-touch enrolment. AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors with Radeon graphics The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is Acer’s first to utilize the latest … Read more

Realme X50 5G vs Oppo Reno3 Pro Compared – Which is best?

We already know pretty much everything about the Realme X50 5G, but it has now been officially announced. Realme joins OPPO with a new upper mid-range 5G phone powered by the Snapdragon 765G. OPPO went a strange route launching two models, one with the new Mediatek Dimensity 1000L for the standard model, and the other … Read more

Netgear expand mesh WiFi 6 range with EasyMesh compatible MK62 system, RAX50 router and EAX20 extender

Last year the range of WiFi 6 routers and mesh systems from Netgear were expensive, to say the least. At CES this year, it looks like WiFi 6 is dropping in price with several announcements including D-Links new range of affordable EasyMesh WiFi 6 routers. Netgear is also releasing much more affordable products, albeit a … Read more

D-Link Announce Many EasyMesh Wi-Fi 6 Routers & COVR-X1872 Mesh System

Wi-Fi 6 has been off to a slow start, multiple routers were announced last year but Wi-Fi 6 modules for laptops and desktops did not become available until June with the Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 Module and later the Intel AX200. The cost of routers has been steep too, and when Netgear introduced Wi-Fi 6 … Read more