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This page provides daily updates on top-rated computer products and software based on reviews from PCmag.com and PCper.com. All products in bold are Editors’ Choices, rated 4 to 5 stars. Honorable mentions, also rated Excellent, are included. PCper.com ratings are in order Editors' Choice, Gold and Silver Awards. Products no longer in stock are removed. Companies with PCmag.com’s Readers’ Choice awards are also mentioned.

 

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. 

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.

Best Internet Service Provider in Canada (2024): 

Best major and fiber: Bell 

Meilleur dans l'ensemble et câble: Fizz

Meilleur satellite: Starlink

Fastest: Telus Purefibre 2nd: Bell Canada

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

Regarding Kaspersky's alleged connection with the Russian government, here's 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)Avast 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+

 

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

Honorable mentions: ESET NOD32FixMeStick (Scan and disinfection only)G DataMalwarebytes PremiumMcAfee AntiVirusNeuShield Data Sentinel (to be installed with an antivirus)Norton 360 for GamersNorton AntiVirus Plus

Sophos Home Premium (Best cheap)Webroot

Best Cheap Ransomware Protection: Data443 Ransomware Recovery Manager (3.5)

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

 

Suites: Bitdefender Total Security (4.5), Bitdefender Internet Security Best cheap for many licenses (4.5),

Bitdefender Ultimate Security (4.5)Norton 360 With LifeLock Select (4.5), Norton 360 Deluxe (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Avast One Platinum, Bitdefender Premium Security (4.5), ESET Home Security Ultimate, IDShield (US only), McAfee+Trend Micro Maximum Security

Best cheap entry-level: K7 Total Security (3)

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

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 Basic (Free)Symantec Norton Security Deluxe, Total Defense Essential, Trend Micro, 

Webroot SecureAnywhere

The antivirus that has received Readers' Choice Award and for Android: Bitdefender

Parental control programs: Norton Family (4)

Honorable mention: Eset Parental Control for Android

Hard drive or file encryption utilities: AxCrypt Premium (4.5), Folder Lock (4.5) 

Honorable mentionsAdvanced Encryption PackageEncryptionSafe, NordLocker

Email productivity appsSaneBox (5)Spark (4.5)

Honorable mention: InMoat

Email encryption systems: PreVeil (4.5) Best freeProtonMail (4.5), Skiff (4.5)

Honorable mentions: StartMailTutanota PremiumVirtru Email Protection for Gmail

 

Password managers: Bitwarden (free) (5) Best free, Myki (4.5)Zoho Vault (4.5) 

Honorable mentions: 1PasswordBitwarden PremiumDashlane, EnpassKeeper Password Manager & Digital Vault,

LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium (4.5), LogMeOnce Password Management Suite UltimateNordPass,

Password BossPassword Boss Premium v2.0, RoboForm

Privacy programs and servicesIronVest (4.5)Optery (4.5)Privacy Bee (4.5)

Honorable mentions: IDX Complete, Kanary, Surfshark Incogni, TrackOFF Basic

Keys and programs for 2 factor authentication: Yubico Security Key C NFC (5)

Honorable mentions: Google Titan Security Key Bundle, Twilio AuthyYubico Security Key NFC (2023)Yubico YubiKey C Bio

Free firewalls: Comodo Firewall

Identity theft protection: IDShieldIDX CompleteJumbo (free)

VPN Services: Hide.me (For Android) (4)IVPN (4) Best Cheap for Flexible PricingMullvad (4.5) Best Cheap for Privacy Hawks, NordVPN (4.5), ProtonVPN (free and paid) (5), Surfshark (4)TunnelBear (4)

Honorable mentions: CyberGhostExpressVPN, IPVanish, Mozilla, Private Internet AccessPureVPN

The services that have received Readers' Choice Awards: 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)

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): Google Drive (4.5), Microsoft Onedrive (5)

Honorable mentions: SpiderOak 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), Egnyte Enterprise (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 Best cheap

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)Zoom One (4.5)

Honorable mentions: 8x8 eXperience Communications as a Service, DialpadMicrosoft Teams PhoneNextivaShoreTel 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), Zoom One (4.5)

Honorable mentions: FlockTwist, Zoho Cliq

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

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

Honorable mentions: Sage 50Wave, XeroZoho Books

External hard drives: LaCie Mobile Drive (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: Seagate FireCuda Beskar IngotSeagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim, Western Digital My Passport (4TB)

Rugged and/or secure external hard drives: Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT FIPS (4TB) (Data Security) (4)

Honorable mentions: Apricorn Aegis Fortress L3 (Data security), Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC (1TB), LaCie Rugged RAID (4TB)

 

Portable hard drive SSDs: ADATA SE800 Best cheap (4.5), Crucial X9 Pro (4.5), Kingston XS2000 Portable (4), Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch (4), SanDisk Extreme 900 (4), WD My Passport SSD (2020)

Honorable mentions: ADATA Elite SE880ADATA SE760 Ultra Fast, Buffalo SSD-PUT Portable, Crucial X8Lexar SL660 Blaze Game (For gamers), Lexar SL100 Pro, Samsung Portable SSD T7SK Hynix Beetle X31WD Black P50 Game Drive (For gamers)

Rugged and/or secure external SSDs: ADATA SD810 (4.5)ADATA SE800 (4.5)ADATA HD830 (4)Apricorn Aegis NVX (4), Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT FIPS (4TB) (4), Crucial X10 Pro (4), iStorage DiskAshur M2 (4), Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch (4), SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 (4)

Honorable mentions: Buffalo SSD-PUT PortableDataLocker DL4 FELaCie Rugged Mini SSDOWC Envoy Pro EX With USB-C, Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield (US only)SanDisk Professional G-Drive ArmorATDSK Hynix Beetle X31

High-end or rugged and/or secure external hard drives or SSDs for professionals or companies: Crucial X10 Pro (4), LaCie Rugged SSD Pro (4.5), LaCie 2big RAID (4), LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle (4), LaCie Bolt3 (4), LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 (4.5), iStorage DiskAshur DT2 (4)Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield 2TB (Gold Award), Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield 4TB (US only) (Gold Award), SanDisk Professional Pro-G40

Honorable mention: Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD

Network attached storage (NAS) (All 4 stars): Asustor AS5402T, Asustor Lockerstor 2 Gen2 (AS6702T), Asustor Drivestor 2 AS1102T Best cheap,  Asustor Lockerstor 2 (AS6602T),  Asustor AS5304T, 

ioSafe 220+,  Synology DiskStation DS1522+, Synology DiskStation DS220j

Honorable mentions: Asustor Flashstor FS6706T, Asustor Lockerstor 4 Gen 2 (AS6704T), Asustor Drivestor 2 Pro AS3302T, LatticeWork Amber X, QNAP TS-233Synology DiskStation DS224+Synology DiskStation DS923+, TerraMaster F4-424, 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)Steinberg Cubase (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Ableton Live, Acoustica Mixcraft Pro Studio, Apple Logic Pro for iPad, Audacity (Best free), Cockos Reaper Best cheapImage-Line FL StudioMagix Sequoia ProMagix SequoiaMOTU Digital PerformerPreSonus Studio 

One, Splice SoundsSteinberg Cubase Pro

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

iOS (Mac): Adobe Fresco (For 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)Apple Photos (In MacOS) (4)CyberLink PowerDirector 365 (5), DxO ViewPoint (4)DxO PureRAW (4.5)DxO PhotoLab (4), Procreate (4.5)RNI All Films 5 Professional (4) (For Adobe Lightroom)

Serif Affinity Designer (4)Topaz DeNoise AI (4)

Honorable mentions: Adobe Express, Adobe LightroomAdobe Illustrator sur iPadCapCut (Tiktok) (Android and iOS)

Capture One Pro, CorelDraw Graphics Suite, CyberLink PhotoDirectorDaVinci Resolve, Google PhotosMovavi Video Editor, Movavi Video Editor PlusNik Collection 5 par DxOPhotopea (free)Skylum Luminar NeoWondershare Filmora

Best cheap video editor: VSDC Video Editor Pro (3)

Best cheap photo editor: Adobe Photoshop Express (3.5)

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 (5), DxO ViewPoint (4), DxO PureRAW (4.5), DxO PhotoLab (4), RNI All Films 5 Professional (4) (Pour Adobe Lightroom)Serif Affinity Designer (4)Topaz DeNoise AI (4)

Honorable mentions: Adobe Express, Adobe Lightroom, Capture One Pro, CorelDraw Graphics Suite, Corel VideoStudio Ultimate, Corel PaintShop Pro, CyberLink PhotoDirector, DaVinci ResolveGoogle PhotosMicrosoft Photos (included in Windows 10 and  11)Movavi Video Editor, Movavi Video Editor PlusNik Collection 5 par DxOPinnacle Studio Ultimate

Photopea (free), Skylum Luminar Neo, Wondershare Filmora

Best cheap video editor: VSDC Video Editor Pro (3)

Best cheap photo editor: Adobe Photoshop Express (3.5)

Online photo services: Nations Photo Lab (4.5), Snapfish (4)Walgreens Photo (US only) (4)

Honorable mentions:  CanvasPopMpix 

Photo online storage services and editors: Flickr (4.5)Google Photos (4), Instagram (for Android)

(4.5), Microsoft Onedrive (4.5)

Honorable mention: Apple iCloud

Fax services online: Fax.Plus (4)HelloFax (4)

Graphics cards for gaming:

1080p

Best Overall Nvidia Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition

Best Overall AMD Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Best Midrange Nvidia Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050

Best Midrange AMD Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 6600

Best Midrange Intel Graphics Card: Intel Arc A750

Best Low-End Budget Nvidia Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super

Best Low-End Budget AMD Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Best Low-End Budget Intel Graphics Card: Asrock Intel Arc A580 Challenger 8GB OC

1440p and 4K: 

Best Cost-Is-No-Object Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090

Best Overall Nvidia Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition

Best Overall AMD Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX

Best High-End Nvidia Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti

Best High-End AMD Graphics Card : AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

Best Midrange Nvidia Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070

Best Midrange AMD Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT

Best Budget Nvidia Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060

Best Budget AMD Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming OC Pro 8G

Desktop PCs:

 

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

Mid-range (600$-1200$): Acer Aspire TC-1780-UA92 (4), 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 

Workstations: Apple Mac Studio (M2 Ultra, 2023) (4.5), Dell Precision 7875 (4), Falcon Northwest Talon (2024, Threadripper Pro) (4.5), Lenovo ThinkStation P620 (2022, Threadripper Pro 5995WX) (4.5)Lenovo ThinkStation P620 (4)

Honorable mentionsFalcon Northwest Tiki WorkstationHP Z6 G5 A, HP Z8 Fury G5

 

Small-form-factor (Mini-PCs): Apple Mac mini (2023, M2 Pro) (4.5)ECS Liva Z5 Plus (4)HP Z2 Mini G9 (4), Intel NUC 11 Pro Kit (NUC11TNKi5, 'Tiger Canyon') (4.5)Intel NUC 11 Enthusiast Kit (NUC11PHKi7C 'Phantom Canyon') (4), MSI Pro DP21 (4.5), Raspberry Pi 5 (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 mention: Geekom IT8 Mini PC

All-in-ones: Apple iMac 24-Inch (2023, M3) (4), HP EliteOne 870 G9 (US only) (4), Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i Gen 8 (4)Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3i Best cheap (4)Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 5i (4)

Honorable mentions: Dell Inspiron 24 5420, HP Envy MoveHP Chromebase All-in-One 22

For gaming: Alienware Aurora R16 (4), Corsair Vengeance i7400 (US only) (4), Corsair Vengeance i7200 (US only) (4)Corsair One a200 (4)Dell XPS Desktop (8960) (4)Digital Storm Lynx (4)Digital Storm Velox (4), Falcon Northwest Talon (2023) (PCPer.com Editors' Choice)HP Omen 45L (US only) (4)iBuyPower Gaming RDY Y40BG202 (4.5)Maingear Turbo (2021) (4)MSI Aegis RS (2022, Alder Lake) (US only) (4)

NZXT Player: One (4)NZXT BLD Starter PC Plus (4)Origin Genesis (4), Origin Chronos V3 (4.5)Origin PC 

Neuron (2020) (4)Velocity Micro Raptor Z95 (4)

Honorable mentions: Alienware Aurora R15, Cooler Master HAF 5 ProLenovo Legion Tower 5i Gen 8NZXT Player:Three, Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition (Ryzen 7000)Velocity Micro Raptor Z55

Small-form-factor for games: Corsair One i500 (4.5), Falcon Northwest FragBox (2022) (4.5), Falcon Northwest Tiki (AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D) (2023) (4.5), Intel NUC 12 Extreme Kit ('Dragon Canyon') (4.5), 

Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit ('Beast Canyon') (4.5)

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

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

 

Small-form-factor for businesses or professionals: Dell OptiPlex 3090 (4), ECS Liva Z5 Plus (4), Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit ('Beast Canyon') (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Cerise Circular, HP Z2 Mini G5 Workstation, Lenovo IdeaCentre Mini (2023) (US only), Lenovo ThinkStation P360 UltraMSI Cubi 5 12M

 

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   

For kids (school): Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (2023) (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Acer Aspire Vero (2022), Asus Chromebook Flip CM3, Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14 (2022), Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2

For college students: Acer Chromebook Spin 714 (4.5), Apple MacBook Air (M1 late 2020) (4.5)Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7610) (4) (Best desktop replacement 16 in.)HP Laptop 17 (2022) (4) Best desktop replacement 17 in.Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14 (4), Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (Intel) (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 514 (2023) (4.5) (US only), Acer Chromebook Spin 714 (2023) (4.5)Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (4), Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook Plus (4), Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (4), Lenovo Chromebook Duet (4)

Honorable mentions: Acer Chromebook Vero 514, Acer Chromebook 514 (2022, Kompanio 828)Acer Chromebook 514 (2022, Intel Core i3)Dell Chromebook 11 (3100)Framework Laptop Chromebook EditionHP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook (US only), HP Chromebook x2 (2021) (US only)

Chromebook for businesses (Google Chrome OS): HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook (US only) (4)

Apple iOS: Apple MacBook Air 15-Inch (2024, M3) (4), Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2024, M3) (4), Apple MacBook Pro 14-Inch (2023, M3 Pro) (4.5), Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch (2023, M3 Max) (4.5), Apple MacBook Pro 16-in. (2023, M2 Max) (5), Apple MacBook Air (2022, M2) (4.5)

Honorable mention: Apple MacBook Pro 14-Inch (2023, M3)

Gaming: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2024) (4.5), Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) (4.5), Gigabyte Aorus 15 BMF (4), Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 (14.5-In) (4.5)Lenovo Legion Slim 5 8th Gen 16-in Best cheap (4), 

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i Gen 8 (4)MSI Katana GF66 (4), Origin EVO17-S (2022) (4), Origin EON17-X 10 Series

(4), Razer Blade 14 (2023) (4.5)
Honorable mentions: Acer Nitro V 15 (ANV15-51-59MT) (US only), Acer Predator Helios Neo 16, Alienware m18 R2,

Alienware m16 R2, Alienware m16, Alienware x16 R1, Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, Digital Storm TritonFalcon NorthwestTLXFramework Laptop 16, Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XALenovo Legion 9i Gen 8, Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15 (2022), Lenovo Legion Pro 5 Gen 8MSI Titan 18 HX, MSI Cyborg 15 (2023), MSI Stealth 14 StudioRazer Blade 16 (2024), Razer Blade 15 Base Model

For businesses, professionnals and content creators: Dell Precision 5680 (4), HP Dragonfly G4 (US only) (4.5), HP Elite Dragonfly (4), Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 (4.5), Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 (4), 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 (4.5)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 11th Gen (2023) (5), Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 10th Gen (2022) (5), Lenovo ThinkPad X390 (4.5)

Mentions honorables: Acer TravelMate P6 (2022)Acer Aspire Vero (2022)Asus ExpertBook B9450Dell Latitude 9440 2-in-1Dell Latitude 9330 2-in-1, HP EliteBook 840 G9, HP Spectre x360 16Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad T14s 4th GenLenovo ThinkPad E16 Gen 1Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 6Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 4th Gen, Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (15-in.)Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 (15-in.)

Desktop replacements (mobile workstations)Apple MacBook Air 15-In (4.5), Asus Zenbook Duo (UX8406) (4.5), Dell XPS 17 (9730) (4), Dell XPS 15 (9530) (2023) (4.5), HP ZBook Fury 16 G10 (4), Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 (4.5), MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo (4)MSI CreatorPro X17 (4.5)

Mentions honorables: Dell XPS 16 (9640), Dell Precision 5480, Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7630)Framework Laptop 16

Gigabyte Aero 16 OLED (2023)HP Envy 16 (2023), HP EliteBook 865 G9 (US only), Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 6, MSI Titan 18 HX, Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra

Rugged: Durabook S15 (4), Panasonic Toughbook 55 Mk3 (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Dell Latitude 5430 RuggedDurabook Z14IDurabook S14IDurabook S15AB, Getac B360 G2

Brand that has received Readers' Choice Award for laptops overall: Apple

Brand that has received Readers' Choice Award for Windows laptops: MSI

Brand that has received Readers' Choice Award for hybrids/convertibles: Lenovo

Tablets:

 

iOS (All 4 stars): Apple iPad Pro (2024) (4), Apple iPad Air (2024)Apple iPad (2022), Apple iPad (2021) Best cheap

Honorable mention: Apple iPad mini (2021)

Android (All 4 stars): Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+, Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

Honorable mentions: Alcatel Joy Tab 2 (US only)Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra

 

Fire OS: Amazon Fire HD 10 (2023) (4)Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids (2021) (4)

Honorable mentionAmazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro (2023)

Rugged: Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme (4.5), Getac F110 (4)

Honorable mentions: Dell Latitude 7030 Rugged Extreme, Dell Latitude 7230 Rugged Extreme, DT Research DT302RP, 

Durabook R11

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 (2021) (4.5), Kobo Elipsa 2E (4), Kobo Clara HD (4.5), Onyx Boox Note Air 3 C (4)

Honorable mentions: Amazon Kindle Scribe, Amazon Kindle (2022), Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019)Kobo Clara 2E, Kobo Libra 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 (colour)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 for offices), Canon Pixma G7020 MegaTankCanon Pixma G6020 MegaTank All-in-OneCanon Pixma TS9120 Wireless

Canon 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 Print & Cut MFC-J1800DW, Brother MFC-J1205WBrother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank

Canon Maxify GX2020, Canon Pixma G4270 Wireless MegaTankCanon Pixma G3270 Wireless MegaTankCanon Pixma G3260 Wireless MegaTankCanon Pixma G620 Wireless MegaTank PhotoCanon Pixma TR7020 WirelessCanon Pixma TR8620 WirelessCanon Pixma TS6320 WirelessCanon Pixma TS5320 WirelessCanon Pixma TR4520 WirelessEpson Expression Home XP-5200 Best cheap for homes, Epson Expression Photo XP-8700 WirelessEpson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 WirelessEpson Expression Premium XP-6100 Small-in-oneHP OfficeJet Pro 8035e

All-in-one ink jets for small, big businesses or workgroups: Brother MFC-J6955DW (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 colour 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-PX800 (4.5)

Honorable mention: 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 Step Instant Mobile Photo Best cheap, Kodak Mini 3 Retro (3x3)

Honorable mentions: Canon Selphy Square QX10 (Dye-sublimation)HP Sprocket 3x4 Instant PhotoHP Sprocket StudioKodak Step Slim Instant Mobile, Kodak Mini 2 RetroLiene 4x6" Instant Photo (Dye-sublimation) (2022)

All-in-one lasers for businesses (Black or Colour): Brother MFC-L5915DW (4.5), Brother MFC-L6700DW (4), Canon imageClass MF452dw (4.5), HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f (4)

Honorable mentions: Brother MFC-L5700DWCanon Color imageClass MF753Cdw, Canon imageClass MF453dw, Canon Color imageClass MF644CdwHP Color LaserJet Pro MFP 4301fdw, Xerox VersaLink C405/DN (Color)

Large format (All 4 stars): HP OfficeJet Pro 7740HP PageWide Pro 750dwHP PageWide Pro 552dw

Large format for photos and professionals (All 4 stars, except 1): Canon imagePrograf PRO-1000Epson SureColor P900 17-inch Photo (4.5)Epson SureColor P700Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format

Honorable mentions: Canon imagePrograf TC-20M, Canon Pixma Pro-200Canon imagePrograf Pro-300

Photos and portable photos (All 4 stars): Canon Selphy CP1500 Wireless Compact Photo (Dye sub), Canon Pixma iP8720 Wireless Photo (Inkjet)Canon Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo (Inkjet)

Honorable mentions: Canon IVY 2 Mini Photo (For smartphones only and technology ZINK), Canon Selphy CP910 Wireless Compact (Thermal dye)Canon Pixma PRO-10 (Ink jet)Canon Pixma PRO-100 (Inkjet)DNP DS40 (Thermal dye)Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab (Inkjet), Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 (Photochemical)HP DesignJet T120 ePrinter (Inkjet)Polaroid Hi-Print 2x3 Pocket Photo

Professional high-volume photo printers: Mitsubishi CP-D90DW (4)

 

Brand that has received Readers' Choice Award: Brother 

Honorable mention: Samsung

Scanners:

 

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

Honorable mentions: Canon CanoScan LiDE 300Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1400Visioneer 7800 Tag That Photo

 

High-end (Personal use, small office or workgroups): Epson DS-770 II Color Duplex Document (4), Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1600 (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Brother ADS-3100 High-Speed Desktop, Brother ADS-3300W Wireless High-Speed Desktop, Brother ADS-4300N Professional Desktop, Brother ImageCenter ADS-2000eCanon imageFormula R50 Office DocumentEpson WorkForce ES-C320W, Epson WorkForce ES-400 II Duplex Document, Epson WorkForce ES-580W Wireless Duplex TouchscreenEpson WorkForce ES-400 Duplex, Epson DS-530 Color Duplex 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 DS-30000 Large-Format Document (4), Epson DS-870 (4)Fujitsu fi-8170 Color Duplex Document (4)HP ScanJet Pro 3600 f1 (4)

Honorable mentions: Alaris S2080w by Kodak AlarisAlaris S2070 by Kodak AlarisBrother ADS-3300W Wireless High-Speed DesktopBrother ADS-4700W Professional Desktop Scanner, Canon ImageFormula DR-C225 IICanon imageFormula DR-C230 Office Document, Canon imageFormula R40 Office Document, Canon imageFormula DR-S150 Office DocumentCanon imageFormula DR-M260 Office Document, Canon imageFormula DR-M160IIEpson DS-C480