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WHAT TO BUY?

"I don't know what to buy!", "what is the best product to buy now?", we often have these kinds of questions when we want to buy or download computer products or software. The answer: it all depends upon your needs, your preferences and your budget. This is why I created this information page.

 

I publish almost daily the best computer related products and software out there based on reviews of PCper.com (Editors' Choices, Gold and Silver awards in this order) and Editors' Choices of PCmag.com, one of the most reputable magazine and Internet site in the industry, along with their related links and ratings. PCMag's Editors' Choice awards are the most respected and coveted in the industry. All the products mentioned here in bold are Editors' Choices, either Excellent, Outstanding or even rarely Exemplary (rated 4, 4.5 or 5 stars (in red) out of 5 respectively). The honorable mentions are also excellent products and all are rated 4 stars (on very rare occasions an honorable mention will receive 4.5 stars but will be mentioned). Once an Editors' Choice always remains one, unless those products have a defect or a newer version and don't receive this award anymore. Those that are no longer in stock will be removed from this list.

I also mention the companies that have received Readers' Choice awards from PCmag.com, companies that are the most reliable or that the readers are the most happy with. If you would like to make a donation for the amount of work it takes to update this site almost every day, you're welcome to make one.

 

Please don't hesitate to chat with me if you have any questions about this list or if I missed a category of products you want and I will put it on the list if reviewed by these 2 sites. (I know they are a lot of sites that review products, but I need to limit myself and take those that are the most respected.)

Note: This page is for informational purposes only. I do NOT sell any computer products mentioned here and I receive absolutely nothing from these companies. All the price brackets are in Canadian dollars.

Even though PCmag.com and PCper.com tests many computer products, they can't test every product on the market and the manufacturers don't always send their products to be tested, so even if you don't see your product in this list, don't conclude automatically that it isn't good.

Fastest Internet Service Provider in Canada (2022): Telus (2nd: Bell Canada, 3rd: Shaw, 4th: Rogers, 5th: Videotron and 6th: Cogeco)

Fastest Gaming Internet Service Provider in Canada (2022): Bell Canada (2nd: Telus, 3rd: Shaw, 4th: Rogers, 5th: Cogeco, 6th: Eastlink

Antivirus for Windows: (Unless noted otherwise, use only 1 antivirus at a time)

Regarding Kaspersky's alleged connection with the Russian government, here's new info from PCMag: "PCMag rates and evaluates all products, including Kaspersky’s, based on their merits and effectiveness, not on any political or other considerations. However, based on the increasing censure and criticism of Kaspersky by US government agencies, foreign agencies, and informed third parties, we can no longer recommend Kaspersky’s products." That's why I removed their products from my list.

 

Free: Avast One Essential (4.5) Best freeAvast free (4.5) Note: It is very difficult to assess the performance of antiviruses. Each has their strengths and weaknesses and the test sites are often contradictory, so that's why I stick to what PCMag recommends, because it takes into account not only their tests, but also of all those on the market.

Honorable mentions (4 stars in every product and category): Acronis Ransomware Protectio(to be installed with an antivirus), AVG Free (Same engine as Avast)Bitdefender freeLavasoft Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+, VoodooSoft VoodooShield (to be installed with an antivirus)

 

Paid: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus (5), Check Point ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware (to be installed with an antivirus) (4.5), McAfee AntiVirus Plus (4)Webroot SecureAnywhere (4.5)

Honorable mentions: FixMeStick (Scan and disinfection only)G DataMalwarebytes PremiumNeuShield Data Sentinel (to be installed with an antivirus)Norton 360 for GamersNorton AntiVirus Plus, Sophos Home Premium (Best cheap for 10 licenses)

Best cheap: K7 Antivirus Premium (3.0)

The antivirus that has received Readers' Choice Award from PCMag: Malwarebytes

 

Suites: Bitdefender Total Security (4.5), Bitdefender Internet Security (4.5)Norton 360 With LifeLock Select (4.5), Norton 360 Deluxe (4.5)Norton Security Premium (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Bitdefender Ultimate Security (4.5), IDShield (US only), McAfee+Trend Micro Maximum Security

Best cheap entry-level: K7 Total Security (3.0)

Best cheap top-tier: K7 Ultimate Security (3.0)

Best cheap for 10 licenses: Avast Premium Security (3.5)

The suite that has received Readers' Choice Award from PCMag: Webroot

Antivirus for businesses (All 4.5 stars): Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra, Bitdefender GravityZone Business SecurityBitdefender GravityZone EliteF-Secure Elements, Sophos Intercept X Endpoint Protection

Honorable mention: Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud

Antivirus for Mac: Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac (4.5)Norton 360 Deluxe (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Avast One EssentialSymantec Norton Security Deluxe, Total Defense Essential, Trend Micro, 

Webroot SecureAnywhere

Parental control programs: Norton Family (4)

Honorable mention: Eset Parental Control for Android

Hard drive encryption utilities: AxCrypt Premium (4.5), CertainSafe Digital Safety Deposit Box (4.5), Folder Lock (4.5) 

Honorable mention: Advanced Encryption Package

Email encryption systems: PreVeil (4.5) Best freeSkiff (4.5)

Honorable mentionsProtonMailStartMailTutanota PremiumVirtru Email Protection for Gmail

 

Password managers and privacy services: Abine Blur Premium (4.5), Bitwarden (free) (4) Best free, Dashlane (4.5), Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault (4.5), Lastpass (4), Myki (4.5)Zoho Vault (4.5) 

Honorable mentions: 1PasswordBitwarden PremiumLogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium (4.5), LogMeOnce Password Management Suite UltimateNordPassPassword BossPassword Boss Premium v2.0, RoboForm EverywhereTrackOFF Basic

 

Keys and programs for 2 factor authentication: Yubico YubiKey 5C NFC (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Google Titan Security Key Bundle, Twilio AuthyYubico YubiKey C Bio

Free firewalls: Comodo Firewall

Identity protection: IDShieldIDX Complete

VPN Services: IVPN (4) Best Cheap for Flexible PricingMullvad (4) Best Cheap for Privacy Hawks, 

NordVPN (4), ProtonVPN (free and paid) (4.5) Best cheap for everyone, Surfshark (4)TunnelBear (4)

Honorable mentions: CyberGhostExpressVPN, Mozilla, Private Internet Access

The services that have received Readers' Choice Award: Private Internet Access, Proton VPN

The service that has received Readers' Choice Award for businesses: Cisco

VPN clients for businesses: NCP Secure Entry Client for Win32/64 (4.5)

Honorable mentions: OpenVPN 2.4.3TheGreenBow IPSec VPN Client

Password managers and privacy services: Abine Blur Premium (4.5), Bitwarden (free) (4) Best free, Dashlane (4.5), Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault (4.5), Lastpass (4), Myki (4.5)Zoho Vault (4.5) 

Honorable mentions: 1PasswordBitwarden PremiumLogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium (4.5), LogMeOnce Password Management Suite UltimateNordPassPassword BossPassword Boss Premium v2.0, RoboForm EverywhereTrackOFF Basic

 

Keys and programs for 2 factor authentication: Yubico YubiKey 5C NFC (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Google Titan Security Key Bundle, Twilio AuthyYubico YubiKey C Bio

Free firewalls: Comodo Firewall

Identity protection: IDShieldIDX Complete

VPN Services: IVPN (4) Best Cheap for Flexible PricingMullvad (4) Best Cheap for Privacy Hawks, 

NordVPN (4), ProtonVPN (free and paid) (5) Best cheap for everyone, Surfshark (4)TunnelBear (4)

Honorable mentions: CyberGhostExpressVPN, Mozilla, Private Internet Access

The services that have received Readers' Choice Award: Private Internet Access, Proton VPN

The service that has received Readers' Choice Award for businesses: Cisco

VPN clients for businesses: NCP Secure Entry Client for Win32/64 (4.5)

Honorable mentions: OpenVPN 2.4.3TheGreenBow IPSec VPN Client

Backup software: ShadowProtect SPX Desktop (4.5)ShadowProtect 5 Desktop (4.5)

Honorable mention: Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

Online (cloud) backup/storage services (on the Internet): Crashplan (4.5), iDrive (4.5) Best cheap, SOS Online Backup (4)

Honorable mentions: Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office, Google One, SpiderOak One

Cloud file syncing and backup services (on the Internet): CertainSafe Digital Safety Deposit Box (4.5), Google Drive (4), Microsoft Onedrive (5)

Honorable mentions: DropboxSpiderOak OneSync

The service that has received Readers' Choice AwardDropbox

Cloud business backup services and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service: Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct (4.5), Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Acronis Backup 12.5IDrive Team (Small business)

Business cloud storage and collaboration solutions: Acronis Cyber Protect (4.5), Dropbox Business (4.5), Egnyte Business (4.5), Microsoft OneDrive Entreprise (4.5)Zoho Docs Standard (4)

Mentions honorables: Amazon S3Citrix Content CollaborationDropbox BusinessIDrive Team (Small business), 

Teamwork SpacesZoolz BigMind for Business

The service that has received Readers' Choice Award for businessesAmazon

Business document management and team collaborationAscensio System OnlyOffice (4), Microsoft SharePoint Online (4)

Honorable mention: Hightail Business

Video conference services for small businesses: BlueJeans Virtual Meetings (4.5)Intermedia AnyMeeting (4.5), Webex by Cisco (4.5), Zoom Meeting (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Google MeetGoToMeetingRingCentral Video

The services that has received Readers' Choice Awards: Zoom Meetings and Facetime

VoIP services for businesses: AT&T Collaborate (US only) (4.5)Intermedia Unite (US only) (4)Mitel MiCloud Business (4)Mitel MiCloud Office (4)NetFortris Fonality (4), RingCentral MVP (4.5)

Honorable mentions: 8x8 eXperience Communications as a Service, DialpadMicrosoft Teams PhoneShoreTel Connect CloudVonage Business Communications (US only)

The service that has received Readers' Choice Award for businessesOoma

Chat apps, Project management and collaboration tools for businesses: Atlassian HipChat (4.5), Podio (4), Slack (4.5)

Honorable mentions: FlockTwist, Zoho Cliq

The services that have received Readers' Choice Award for businesses: Slack and Microsoft Project

Video conference services for small businesses: BlueJeans Virtual Meetings (4.5)Intermedia AnyMeeting (4.5), Webex by Cisco (4.5), Zoom Meeting (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Google MeetGoToMeetingRingCentral Video

The services that has received Readers' Choice Awards: Zoom Meetings and Facetime

Accounting or billing, invoicing software or services for small businesses: AccountEdge Pro (4.5)Bill.com (4.5), FreshBooks (4), Intuit QuickBooks Online (4.5)Wave (4.5), Zoho Invoice (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Sage 50cloud, Xero, Zoho Books 

External hard drives and SSDs: Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT FIPS (4TB) (Data Security) (4), LaCie Mobile Drive (4), LaCie Fuel (4), Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch (4), Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB) (4), Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive (4TB) (4), WD My Passport (5TB) (4), Western Digital My Book (4.5)

Honorable mentions: CalDigit AV Pro 2, CalDigit T4 RAID (8TB), LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive, Promise Pegasus2 R2+ (6TB), Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim, Western Digital My Passport (4TB)

Rugged and/or secure external hard drives: ADATA SE800 (4.5), ADATA HD830 (4), CalDigit Tuff (4.5)

Honorable mentions: ADATA HD710M Pro, Apricorn Aegis Fortress L3 (Data security), Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC (1TB), G-Technology ArmorATD, LaCie Rugged RAID (4TB), OWC Envoy Pro EX With USB-C

High-end or rugged and/or secure external hard drives or SSDs for professionals or companies: LaCie 2big RAID (4), LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle (4), LaCie Bolt3 (4), LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 (4.5), iStorage DiskAshur DT2 (4)SanDisk Professional Pro-G40

Honorable mention: Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD

 

Portable hard drive SSDs: ADATA SE800 (4.5), Kingston XS2000 Portable (4) (Best cheap), Oyen Digital MiniPro 3.1 USB-C (4.5), Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch (4), Samsung Portable SSD X5 (Gold Award), Samsung Portable SSD T5 (4), SanDisk Extreme 900 (4), WD My Passport SSD (2020)

Honorable mentions: ADATA Elite SE880ADATA SE760 Ultra Fast, ADATA SE730H External, ADATA SD600Buffalo SSD-PUT Portable, Crucial X8, HyperX Savage EXO, Lexar SL100 Pro, Samsung Portable SSD T7, Samsung Portable SSD T3 (2TB), SanDisk Extreme 500, Western Digital My Passport Wireless SSD

Rugged and/or secure external SSDs: LaCie Rugged SSD Pro (4.5)SanDisk Professional G-Drive (4), SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 (4)

Honorable mentions: Buffalo SSD-PUT PortableDataLocker DL4 FEOWC Envoy Pro ElektronSamsung Portable SSD T7 Shield (US only)SanDisk Professional G-Drive ArmorATD

Network attached storage (NAS) (All 4 stars): Asustor Lockerstor 2 Gen2 (AS6702T), Asustor Drivestor 2 AS1102T (Best cheap),  Asustor Lockerstor 2 (AS6602T),  Asustor AS5304TioSafe 220+, ioSafe 1520+, Netgear ReadyNAS 202, Synology DiskStation DS1522+, Synology DiskStation DS220j

Honorable mentions: Asustor Lockerstor 4 Gen 2 (AS6704T), Asustor Drivestor 2 Pro AS3302T, Asustor AS3102T v2, Asustor AS4002T NAS, QNAP TS-233QNAP TS-253D-4G Synology DiskStation DS920+, Synology DiskStation DS218j, 

TerraMaster F4-423 4-Bay NAS

Professional audio editors (DAWS): Apple GarageBand (for Mac) (4.5), Apple Logic Pro (for Mac) (4.5), Avid Pro Tools (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Ableton Live, Audacity (Best free), Cockos Reaper Best cheapImage-Line FL StudioMagix SequoiaMOTU Digital PerformerPreSonus Studio One, Splice SoundsSteinberg Cubase Pro

Photo and video editors and design software (online also): 

iOS (Mac): Adobe Fresco (pour iPad) (4.5), Adobe XD (4.5), Adobe InDesign (4.5), Adobe Illustrator (4.5), 

Adobe Premiere Pro (4.5)Adobe Lightroom Classic (5), Adobe Photoshop (5), Apple Final Cut Pro (4.5), Apple iMovie (4.5)Apple Photos (dans MacOS) (4)DxO ViewPoint (4)DxO PureRAW (4)DxO PhotoLab (4), Procreate (4.5)RNI All Films 5 Professional (4) (Pour Adobe Lightroom)Topaz DeNoise AI (4)

Honorable mentions: Adobe LightroomAdobe Illustrator sur iPadCapture One Pro, CorelDraw Graphics Suite, CyberLink PhotoDirectorDaVinci Resolve, Google PhotosMovavi Video Editor Plus (Best cheap)Nik Collection 5 par DxO, Skylum Luminar Neo (Best cheap)

Windows: Adobe XD (4.5), Adobe InDesign (4.5), Adobe Illustrator (4.5), Adobe Premiere Pro (4.5)Adobe Lightroom Classic (5), Adobe Photoshop (5), Adobe Photoshop Elements (4), Corel VideoStudio Ultimate 

(4), CyberLink PowerDirector 365 (4.5)DxO ViewPoint (4), DxO PureRAW (4), DxO PhotoLab (4), RNI All Films 5 Professional (4) (Pour Adobe Lightroom)Topaz DeNoise AI (4)

Honorable mentions: Adobe Lightroom, Capture One Pro, CorelDraw Graphics Suite, Corel VideoStudio Ultimate, Corel PaintShop Pro, CyberLink PhotoDirector, DaVinci Resolve, Google PhotosMicrosoft Photos (included in Windows 10 and  11)Movavi Video Editor Plus (Best cheap)Nik Collection 5 par DxOPinnacle Studio UltimateSkylum Luminar Neo (Best cheap)

Cartes graphiques pour jeux:

1080p

Meilleure carte graphique AMD dans l'ensemble: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Meilleure carte graphique Nvidia milieu de gamme: Asus Dual Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition

Meilleure carte graphique AMD milieu de gamme: AMD Radeon RX 6600

Meilleure carte graphique Intel milieu de gamme: Intel Arc A750

Meilleure carte graphique Nvidia d'entrée de gamme: Asus Dual Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition

Meilleure carte graphique AMD d'entrée de gamme: AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Meilleure carte graphique Intel d'entrée de gamme: Intel Arc A380

La compagnie qui a remporté un Choix de lecteurs pour cartes graphiques: Gigabyte

Le fabricant de puces graphiques qui a remporté un Choix de lecteurs: Nvidia

1440p et 4K: 

Meilleure carte graphique sans limite de budget: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090

Meilleure carte graphique Nvidia dans l'ensemble: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition

Meilleure carte graphique AMD dans l'ensemble: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX

Meilleure carte graphique Nvidia haut de gamme: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti

Meilleure carte graphique AMD haut de gamme: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

Meilleure carte graphique AMD milieu de gamme: AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT

Meilleure carte graphique Nvidia d'entrée de gamme/milieu de gamme: Asus Dual Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition

Meilleure carte graphique AMD d'entrée de gamme: Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming OC Pro 8G

Desktop PCs:

 

Entry level (-600$ taxes are NOT included in all the price brackets): Shuttle XPC Nano (4)

Honorable mentions : Asrock DeskMini X300 (Need to add AMD CPU, memory, storage and OS), Asus Chromebit (Chrome OS)Geekom IT8 Mini PC

Mid-range (600$-1200$): Dell XPS Desktop (8950) (4), Velocity Micro Vector Z35 (4)

Honorable mention: HP Envy Desktop (TE01-014)

 

High-end (+1200$) (All 4 stars): Dell XPS Desktop (8950) (4), Intel NUC 11 Enthusiast Kit (NUC11PHKi7C 

'Phantom Canyon') (4)Origin PC Neuron (2020), Velocity Micro Raptor Z95

Honorable mentions: HP Z2 G8 Tower (US only)Origin Chronos Pro 

WorkstationsDell Precision 7920 Tower (2020) (4), Dell Precision 5820 (2019) (4), HP Z2 Tower G9 (4.5),

Lenovo ThinkStation P620 (2022, Threadripper Pro 5995WX) (4.5), Lenovo ThinkStation P620 (4)

Honorable mentionsDell Precision 3650 Tower, Falcon Northwest Tiki WorkstationLenovo ThinkStation P520

 

Small-form-factor (Mini-PCs): Apple Mac Studio (M1 Ultra) (4.5), Apple Mac mini (M1 late 2020) (4.5)HP Z2 Mini G9 (4), Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit ('Beast Canyon') (4.5), Intel NUC 11 Pro Kit (NUC11TNKi5, 'Tiger Canyon') (4.5)Intel NUC 11 Enthusiast Kit  (NUC11PHKi7C 'Phantom Canyon') (4)Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit (Ghost Canyon) (4.5), Raspberry Pi 4 (4), Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (Linux) (4.5), Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (Linux) (4)Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (Linux) (4)

Honorable mentions: Asus ExpertCenter PN52, Asus Chromebit (Chrome OS)Geekom IT8 Mini PC

All-in-ones: Apple iMac 27-Inch (2020) (4)HP Envy 34 (2022) (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Apple iMac 24-inch.HP Chromebase All-in-One 22

For gaming: Corsair Vengeance i7200 (US only) (4)Corsair One a200 (4)Corsair One a100 (4), Digital Storm Lynx (4)Digital Storm Velox (4), Digital Storm Eclipse (4)Falcon Northwest Talon (2022) (4.5)

Falcon Northwest Tiki (AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D) (2022) (4.5)HP Omen 45L (US only) (4)Lenovo Legion Tower 5i (2021) (4)Maingear Turbo (2021) (4), Maingear Vybe 2019 (4)MSI Aegis RS (2022, Alder Lake) (US only) (4)NZXT BLD Starter PC Plus (4)Origin PC Chronos AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (2020) (4)Origin PC  Neuron (2020) (4)Origin Millennium (4.5), Velocity Micro Raptor Z95 (4)

Honorable mentions: Alienware Aurora R13, Digital Storm Bolt 3HP Omen Obelisk, MSI MEG Trident X (2020), MSI Trident XOrigin PC Millennium 5000TOrigin Genesis, Origin Chronos (X99)Velocity Micro Raptor Z55

Small-form-factor for games: Corsair One a100 (4), Falcon Northwest Tiki (AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D) (2022) (4.5), Intel NUC 12 Extreme Kit ('Dragon Canyon') (4.5), Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit ('Beast Canyon') (4.5), 

Origin Chronos VR (4)

Honorable mention: Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit ('Serpent Canyon')

For businesses or professionnals: Dell Precision 5820 (2019) (4)

Honorable mentions: Cerise CircularCorsair One Pro i200Dell OptiPlex 5090 Tower

 

Small-form-factor for businesses or professionnals: Apple Mac Studio (M1 Ultra) (4.5), Dell OptiPlex 3090 (4), Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit ('Beast Canyon') (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Asus ExpertCenter D500, Cerise Circular, Corsair One Pro i180, Dell Precision 3240 Compact, HP Z2 Mini G5 Workstation, HP Elite SliceLenovo ThinkStation P360 Ultra

 

Companies that have received Readers' Choice Awards from PCmag: Apple, Asus and Alienware

Company that has received Readers' Choice Award for All-in-ones: Apple   

Laptops, ultraportables and convertibles (2-in-1 laptop/tablet):

Entry level (-600$): 

Best Cheap General-Use Laptop: Acer Aspire 3 (A315-24P) (3.5)

Best Cheap Tablet Detachable: Microsoft Surface Go 3 (3.5)

Midrange (600$-1200$): Asus VivoBook S15 S530UA (4), Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7610) (4), HP Pavilion Plus 14 (US only) (4), Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 (4), Microsoft Surface Go 2 (4)

Honorable mentions: Acer Swift Go 14, Acer Swift 3 OLED, Acer Aspire Vero (2022), Acer Aspire 5 (2022, A515-57-56UV) only), Acer Swift 3 (2020)Asus ZenBook 13 (UX325EA), HP Envy x360 15 (2021 AMD), Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14 (US

(2022) Best cheap convertible 2-in-1, Lenovo Yoga 6 (13-in. AMD Ryzen 7), Lenovo Yoga C740 (15-In)Microsoft Surface 

Laptop Go 2, Microsoft Surface Laptop GoSamsung Notebook 7 Spin (US only)

High-end (1200$+): Dell XPS 15 OLED (9520) (4.5), Dell XPS 17 (9720) (4)Dell Precision 5560 (4.5), Dell XPS 17 (9710) (4), HP Spectre x360 13.5 (2022) (US only) (4)HP ZBook Studio G8 (US only) (4)HP Spectre x360 14 (4.5)Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X (4.5), Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 (4.5)Lenovo Yoga 7i 14 Gen 7 (2022) (4), Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7 (4), Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon (4), Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga (4)LG Gram 17 (2022) (4), Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-in.) (4)Microsoft Surface Pro (4)Razer Book 13 (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Acer Swift Edge 16 (Late 2023)Acer ConceptD 7 EzelAsus ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED (H5600)

Asus ZenBook 13 (UX334)Asus ZenBook 14 (UX425J)Asus ZenBook 14 (UX433F)Asus ZenBook Pro DuoAsus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580G), Dell XPS 13 Plus, HP Envy x360 15.6 (2023)HP Spectre x360 16Lenovo Yoga 9i (14-in.), Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (15-in.)Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-in.), Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, MSI Stealth 14 StudioMSI Summit E13 Flip Evo

For kids (school) (All 4 stars): Acer Chromebook 514, Acer Chromebook Spin 11Asus Chromebook C523, HP Chromebook x2 (On Ebay Canada only)Lenovo Chromebook Duet

Honorable mention: Dell Chromebook 11 (3100)

For college students: Apple MacBook Air (M1 late 2020) (4.5)HP Pavilion Aero (4)Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14 (4)Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook (4)Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (4)MSI Katana GF66 (For gaming)

(4)

Honorable mention: Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2

Chromebook (Google Chrome OS): Acer Chromebook Spin 714 (4.5), Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (2022) (4.5), Acer Chromebook 514 (4), Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (4), Acer Chromebook 14 (4.5), Asus Chromebook C523 (4), Asus Chromebook Flip (C302CA-DHM4) (4.5), Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (4), Lenovo Chromebook Duet (4) (Best cheap)

Honorable mentions: Acer Chromebook 514 (2022, Kompanio 828)Acer Chromebook 514 (2022, Intel Core i3) (US only)Acer Chromebook Spin 514Asus Chromebook Flip CM3Asus Chromebook Flip C436Dell Chromebook 11 (3100)

HP Chromebook x2 (2021) (US only)HP Chromebook x360 14cLenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook (2021)

Chromebook for businesses (Google Chrome OS): HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook (US only) (4), Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga (4)

Honorable mentions: Asus Chromebook CX9HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise

Apple iOS: Apple MacBook Pro 14-po. (4.5), Apple MacBook Air (2022, M2) (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2022, M2), Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch (2021, M1 Max)

Tablets:

 

iOS: Apple iPad Air (2022) (4.5)Apple iPad (2022) (4) (Best cheap)

Honorable mention: Apple iPad mini (2021)

Android: Lenovo Tab P11 Plus (4)Onyx Boox Note Air (4.5)Onyx Boox Max Lumi (4), Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (4)

Honorable mentions: Alcatel Joy Tab 2 (US only)ASUS ZenPad S 8.0Fuhu Nabi Big Tab HD 24"Lenovo Yoga Tab 13

Onyx Boox Max2Samsung Galaxy Tab S4Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

Best cheap: Amazon Fire 8 HD (3.5)

TV/Tablet for businesses (collaboration): Microsoft Surface Hub

 

Fire OS: Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) (4)Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids (2021) (4)

Rugged (All 4 stars, except 1): Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme (4.5), Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme, Getac F110Xplore XSlate R12

Graphics tablet (needs a monitor or laptop to be connected to): Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Pen 

 

Brand that has received Readers' Choice Award: Apple

Ebook readers: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Kids (4.5)Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2021 (4.5)Kobo Libra H2O (4.5), Kobo Clara HD (4.5)Onyx Boox Note2 (4)

Honorable mentions: Amazon Kindle (2022), Amazon Kindle Kids (2022) (US only)Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019)Amazon Kindle VoyageBarnes & Noble Nook GlowLight PlusKobo Libra 2Onyx Boox Note Air 2

Printers: (Tip: don't buy original ink from the manufacturer, just go to Ebay instead, unless the manufacturer says that cartridges not having the original chip may not work or not work at all)

Ink jets for personal use or small office (All 4 stars): Canon Maxify GX5020, Canon Pixma G5020 Wireless MegaTank (color)Canon Pixma iP8720 Wireless PhotoEpson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 Wireless Wide-FormatHP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter
Honorable mentions: Canon Pixma TS702 WirelessCanon Pixma PRO-10

Ink jets for businesses or small businesses: Canon Maxify iB4120 Small office Wireless (4.5)Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5299 Monochrome (4)Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5290 Network Color (4)HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn (4), HP PageWide Pro 552dw (4)HP PageWide Pro 452dw (4)

Honorable mentions: Canon Maxify iB4020 Small business WirelessEpson WorkForce Pro WF-C5210 Network Color, 

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5194

All-in-one ink jets for personal use or small office (All 4 stars): Brother MFC-J4335DW (Best cheap)Canon Maxify GX4020, Canon Pixma G7020 MegaTankCanon Pixma G6020 MegaTank All-in-OneCanon Pixma TS9120 WirelessCanon Pixma TR8520 WirelessCanon Pixma TS8020 WirelessCanon Maxify MB2720 WirelessEpson WorkForce ST-C4100 Supertank ColorEpson Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One

HP Envy Pro 6452

Honorable mentions: Brother MFC-J1205WBrother MFC-J805DW INKvestment TankCanon Pixma G3260 Wireless MegaTankCanon Pixma G620 Wireless MegaTank PhotoCanon Pixma TR7020 WirelessCanon Pixma TR8620 Wireless,

Canon Pixma TS6320 WirelessCanon Pixma TS5320 WirelessCanon Pixma TR4520 Wireless, Epson Expression Home XP-5200, Epson Expression Photo XP-8700 WirelessEpson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 WirelessEpson Expression Premium XP-6100 Small-in-oneHP OfficeJet Pro 8035e

Best cheap for home: Epson Expression Home XP-4100 Small-in-One (3.5)

All-in-one ink jets for small or big businesses: Brother MFC-J6920DW (4)Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 (4.5), 

Epson WorkForce ST-M3000 Monochrome MFP Supertank (4)Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 Network Multifunction Color (4)Epson WorkForce Pro WF-8590 (4)Epson WorkForce Pro WF-6590 (4)Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4740 (4), HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e (4)

Honorable mentions: Brother MFC-J5845DW INKvestment Tank ColorBrother MFC-J5930DWBrother MFC-J6930DW, 

Canon Pixma G3200 Wireless MegaTankEpson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 WirelessEpson EcoTank Pro ET-5880Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5799HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e

All-in-one ink jet wide-format for small offices or workgroups: Canon Pixma TS9520 Wireless (4)Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 All-in-One Wide-Format Supertank (4)Epson EcoTank Pro ET-16650 (4.5)Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8190 A3 Color Printer With PCL/PostScript (4)

Honorable mentions: Brother MFC-J5945DW INKvestment TankCanon Pixma TS9521C Wireless Crafter'sEpson WorkForce EC-C7000Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840

Monochrome or color label printers (All 4 stars): Brother VC-500W Compact ColorBrother P-touch Cube Plus, Brother QL-800Rollo Wireless Printer X1040 (US only)

For businesses: Epson LabelWorks LW-Z5010PX

Portable ink jet (All 4 stars): Brother PocketJet PJ883, Canon Pixma TR150 Wireless PortableHP OfficeJet 200 Mobile PrinterSelpic P1

Honorable mention: Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab

Portable ink jet all-in-one: HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile (4)

Portable ink jet photo (All 4 stars): Canon Selphy CP1300 Wireless Compact PhotoCanon Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact PhotoHP Sprocket SelectKodak Mini 3 Retro (3x3) (Best cheap)

Honorable mentions: Canon Selphy Square QX10 (Dye-sublimation)HP Sprocket StudioKodak Step Slim Instant Mobile (US only), Kodak Mini 2 RetroLiene 4x6" Instant Photo (Dye-sublimation) (2022)Lifeprint 2x3 Hyperphoto

Scanners:

 

Budget (Personal use or small office) (All 4 stars): Canon CanoScan LiDE 400Epson Perfection V39 (Best cheap)

Honorable mentions: Canon CanoScan LiDE 300Epson WorkForce ES-400 II Duplex DocumentFujitsu ScanSnap iX1400Visioneer 7800 Tag That Photo

 

High-end (Personal use or small office): Epson WorkForce DS-770 Color Document (4)Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1600 (4.5), HP ScanJet Pro 3000 s3 (4)

Honorable mentions: Brother ADS-4300N Professional Desktop, Brother ImageCenter ADS-2000eCanon imageFormula R50 Office DocumentEpson WorkForce ES-580W Wireless Duplex TouchscreenEpson WorkForce ES-500W Wireless DuplexEpson WorkForce ES-400 Duplex, Epson DS-530 Color Duplex DocumentFujitsu ScanSnap iX1500HP ScanJet Pro 2000 s1 Sheet-feed ScannerPanasonic KV-S1026C-MKII (US only)Raven Select Document, Raven Original Document

 

For medium offices or businesses: Alaris S2060w by Kodak Alaris (4)Brother ADS-4900W (4)

Brother ADS-2700W Wireless High-Speed Desktop Document (4.5)Brother ImageCenter ADS-3600W(4.5), Canon imageFormula ScanFront 400 (4), Canon imageFormula DR-C225 (4.5)Epson DS-790WN Wireless Network Colour Document (4)Epson RapidReceipt RR-600W (4.5)Epson DS-30000 Large-Format Document (4)Epson DS-870 (4)Epson WorkForce DS-860 Color Documents (4)Fujitsu fi-8170 Color Duplex Document (4)Fujitsu Image Scanner fi-800R (4)HP ScanJet Pro 3600 f1 (US only) (4), HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow N9120 fn2 Document (4)HP Digital Sender Flow 8500 fn2 Document Capture Workstation (4)HP ScanJet Pro 4500 fn1 Network (4)HP ScanJet Pro 3000 s3 (4)Kodak i2420 (4)Kodak i3250 (4), Kodak i3300 (4), Raven Pro Max Document (4), Raven Pro Document (4), Visioneer Patriot H60 (4.5)Xerox Duplex Combo (4)Xerox DocuMate 6440 (4)

Honorable mentions: Alaris E1035 by Kodak AlarisAlaris S2080w by Kodak AlarisAlaris S2070 by Kodak AlarisBrother ADS-4700W Professional Desktop Scanner, Brother ImageCenter ADS-2000eCanon ImageFormula DR-C225 IICanon imageFormula DR-C230 Office Document, Canon imageFormula R40 Office Document (US only), Canon imageFormula DR-S150 Office Document (US only)Canon imageFormula DR-M260 Office Document, Canon imageFormula DR-M160II

Epson DS-575W II Wireless Color Duplex DocumentEpson WorkForce ES-500WR Wireless Document Scanner—Accounting EditionEpson DS-410 Document, Epson WorkForce DS-780N Network Color DocumentEpson WorkForce ES-400 DuplexEpson WorkForce ES-500W Wireless 5000 s4 DuplexEpson DS-530 Color Duplex DocumentFujitsu Image Scanner fi-8250Fujitsu Image Scanner fi-8270HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 5000 s5, HP ScanJet Pro N4000 snw1, HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow N6600 fnw1, HP ScanJet Pro 2000 s1 Sheet-feed, HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow Sheet-Feed, Kodak ScanMate i1150WN, Kodak i3500Panasonic KV-S1057C-MKII, ​Panasonic KV N1028XPanasonic KV-S2087Visioneer Patriot H80Xerox DocuMate 6710

LCD Screens:

Pen displays (interactive pen monitors): Wacom One Creative Pen Display (4)

Honorable mention: Wacom Cintiq 16

14 inches (portable): Lenovo ThinkVision M14 (4)

Honorable mentions: HP EliteDisplay S14 USB Portable, Lenovo ThinkVision M14t

15 inches (portable): Lepow C2S Portable (4)

16 inches (portable): AOC I1659FWUX USB (4)Asus ROG Strix XG16AHPE (4.5), Asus ZenScreen Touch (MB16AMT) (4)ViewSonic TD1655 (4)ViewSonic VG1655 (4)

Honorable mentions: Asus ZenScreen Go (MB16AP)Asus ZenScreen (MB16ACE)

17 inches (portable): AOC E1759Fwu USB (4)

Honorable mention: NexiGo NG17FGQ 17.3-inch 300Hz

22 inches: Acer SB220Q (3.5) Best cheap

24 inches (All 4 stars): HP 24mhLG 24MP88HV-SSamsung CF396 CurvedViewSonic VP2468

Honorable mention: HP VH240a

For videoconferencing (Honorable mention): HP E24m G4 FHD USB-C Conferencing

For gaming: Dell 24 S2421HGF (4) Best cheap

Honorable mention for gaming: ViewSonic VX2418-p-mhd

Touch with pen: ViewSonic TD2455 (4)

For pros and businesses: NEC MultiSync EX241UN-BK (4.5)ViewSonic VP2468 (4)

 

25 inches: 

For gaming: Acer Nitro XV252Q F (4), Asus ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN (4.5)MSI Oculux NXG253R (4.5)

Honorable mentions for gaming: Acer Predator X25

27 inches: BenQ EX2780Q (4)Dell UltraSharp 27 4K USB-C Hub Monitor (U2723QE) (4.5)Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin (S2719DC) (4)HP DreamColor Z27x (4.5)

For videoconferencing: HP E27m G4 QHD USB-C Conferencing (4.5)

For gaming: Alienware 27 (AW2721D) (4.5)Porsche Design AOC Agon PD27 (4.5)Asus ROG Swift PG279Q (Gold Award), Acer Predator XB271HK (4)BenQ EX2780Q (4)Dell 27 Curved (4)MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD (4)Razer Raptor 27 (4.5)ViewSonic VX2768-2KP-MHD (4.5), ViewSonic Elite XG270 (4.5)ViewSonic Elite XG270QG (4.5)

Honorable mentions for gaming: Gigabyte M27Q X, HP Omen X 27Sony Inzone M9

For businesses: Philips Brilliance 279P1 (4.5)Philips Brilliance 272P7VUBNB (4)

For photographs and professionals: Dell UltraSharp 27 4K with PremierColor (UP2720Q) (4)ViewSonic VP2785-4K (4)Viewsonic VP2768 (4)

Honorable mentions: Dell UltraSharp 27 4K USB-C (U2720Q)Lenovo ThinkVision P27u-10

28 inches: 

For content creators: HP U28 4K HDR

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32 inches: BenQ EW3280U (4)Dell UltraSharp 32 4K USB-C Monitor (U3219Q) (For home or small business) (4)HP Pavilion 32 QHD (4)MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD (4.5)

For photographs and professionals: Apple Pro Display XDR (4)BenQ PD3220U DesignVue Designer (4)

Lenovo ThinkVision P32u-10 (4)

Honorable mentions for photographs, professionals and businesses: BenQ PD3200UMSI Summit MS321UP

For gaming: Gigabyte Aorus FI32Q (4.5)MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD (4.5)ViewSonic Gaming Elite XG321UG (4)

Honorable mentions for gaming: Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165NZXT Canvas 32Q Curved, ViewSonic Elite XG320U

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34 inches: 

Honorable mentions: Dell 34 Curved USB-C (S3423DWC), NEC MultiSync EX341R-BK

For gaming: Alienware 34 QD-OLED (AW3423DW) (4)MSI Optix MPG341CQR (4)

Honorable mentions for gaming: Asus ROG Swift PG348QCooler Master GM34-CWQ ARGB

For photographs and professionals: Asus ProArt PA34VC Professional Curved (4)

Honorable mention: ViewSonic VP3481