Computing reviews: Laptops, monitors and accessories tested

Modern day computing is a minefield of products and accessories. From desktops and laptops, to monitors, mice, keyboards and even webcams, there is a never-ending collection of products to choose from.

To help you make your decision, the team at BTTR spends hours testing the latest computing products to write in-depth reviews on their performance.

We’ve been testing all kinds of technology, including laptops, mice, monitors and webcams, since 2004. We saw the

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1 Acer Swift Go 14 review
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Acer Swift Go 14 review

The Acer Swift Go 14 isn’t exotically designed or overpowered, but manages a fine balance of style and substance.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
8.3
Solid performer
The Acer Swift Go 14 isn’t exotically designed or overpowered, but manages a fine balance of style and substance.
Design
8.5
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PROS:
  • Good performance
  • Lightweight
  • Nice OLED screen
CONS:
  • Noisy fans
  • Feet dig into legs when using in your lap
  • Quite thick
2 The full package of the Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED BAPE Edition
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ASUS Vivobook S 15 OLED BAPE Edition (K5504) review

Designed for people who like street fashion, there is plenty for the rest of us under the hood of the ASUS Vivobook S 15 OLED BAPE edition.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
8.5
This clean monkey laptop has plenty to like
While it’s almost exclusively designed for people with a much deeper understanding of street fashion, there is plenty to like under the hood of the Vivobook S 15 OLED BAPE edition (K5504).
Design
8.5
Performance
8.5
PROS:
  • Stunning display
  • Fast processor
  • Full package includes case and a mouse
CONS:
  • Weaker GPU not ideal for gaming
  • Battery life is middling
  • I don’t understand the ape toy, but that’s probably me.
Hall of Fame 3 Espresso 15 Touch with Hall of Fame badge
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Espresso Displays 15 Touch review

The Espresso Displays 15 Touch is a gorgeously designed 15-inch portable monitor that will overhaul your productivity.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.8
Espresso Displays 15 Touch review: Incredible touchscreen
The 15 Touch from Aussie firm Espresso Displays is an incredible feat of engineering, with a razor-thin design and impressive performance for productivity.
Design
10
Performance
9.5
PROS:
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Screen looks gorgeous
  • Intelligent software
CONS:
  • Stand is an extra expense
  • You still draw with your palms when using the stylus
  • Can’t manage screen settings without software
4 ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED open and sitting on a coffee table
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Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (K6604) review

We review the ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (K6604) laptop, and are blown away by the spectacular screen and impressive performance.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9
ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED review: Impressive screen
The ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED is powerful, versatile and gorgeous to look at. Battery life could be better, and the webcam disappoints, but this is still a fantastic laptop for creatives and gamers alike.
Design
9
Performance
9
PROS:
  • The OLED is truly spectacular
  • Core i9 processor handles everything
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • DialPad function on trackpad adds versatility
CONS:
  • The webcam isn’t great
  • Battery life could be better
5 The Asus Chromebook CX5 Flip, closed on a concrete coffee table
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ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5601) review

We review the 2023 ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5: A beast of a Chromebook, with a really nice 16-inch screen and plenty of power.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
8.3
ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 review
The 2023 ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 is a beast of a Chromebook, with a really nice 16-inch screen and plenty of power thanks to its 12th Gen Intel processor. It is a massive fingerprint magnet though, and all that screen and battery makes it remarkably heavy.
Design
8
Performance
8.5
PROS:
  • 16-inch screen looks great
  • Solid battery life
  • Easy to open lid with versatile flip design
  • Included stylus is good to use
CONS:
  • Fingerprint magnet
  • Number pad in keyboard is cramped
  • Screen auto-rotate was a bit buggy
  • Sound felt hollow
6 EPOS Expand Vision 1 webcam atop a Macbook Pro
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EPOS Expand Vision 1 webcam review

The EPOS Expand Vision 1 is a fantastic alternative to the low quality webcams found in laptops, with exceptional microphones and 4K video.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9
EPOS Expand Vision 1 review: A sleek upgrade
The promise of 4K video calls may be what grabs attention, but it’s the fantastic audio quality that will wow your coworkers.
Design
9.5
Performance
8.5
PROS:
  • Sleek, compact and intelligent design
  • Simple to use
  • Great audio quality
CONS:
  • Image can get noisy, particularly zoomed in
  • White balance off without downloading software
7 TCL NXTPAPER 10s review - tablet on the floor.
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TCL NXTPAPER 10s review

The TCL NXTPAPER 10s brings a unique, paper-like screen to the budget tablet market, making a case to compete against Apple and Samsung.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
7.5
TCL NXTPAPER 10s review: A refreshing screen
TCL’s NXTPAPER 10s doesn’t have a lot of power under the hood, but its unique screen technology and solid battery life make it a good option for a budget tablet.
Design
8
Perfromance
7
PROS:
  • Screen is easy on the eyes
  • Good colour reproduction
  • Comes with bundled keyboard case
CONS:
  • Performance isn’t overly snappy
  • Lots of pre-installed apps
  • Keyboard doesn’t automatically switch out of PC mode
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    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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