Steve Gaudreault


Low cost computer and laptop repair for Valleyfield, the surrounding areas and remote support around the world by the Internet

Tel: 450-371-0840

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"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 (Editors' Choices, Gold and Silver awards in this order) and Editors' Choices of, 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 outstanding or excellent (rated 4, 4.5 or 5 stars (in red) out of 5). 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, companies that are the most reliable or that the readers are the most happy with. 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 prices are in Canadian.

Even though and 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.

Regarding Kaspersky's alleged connection with the Russian government, here's an Editors' Note from PCMag: We are aware of the allegations of Kaspersky Labs' inappropriate ties to the Russian government. Until we see some actual proof of these allegations, we will treat them as unproven, and continue to recommend Kaspersky's security products as long as their performance continues to merit our endorsement. 

Fastest Internet Service Provider in CanadaBell Canada (Rogers: 3rd, Videotron: 7th and Cogeco: 9th)

Best gaming Internet Service ProviderVirgin Mobile (2nd: Shaw Communications, 3rd: Sogetel, 5th: Bell Canada)


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


Best free: Avast free (4.5)Kaspersky Security Cloud (4.5) Personal choice: Windows Defender (Note: According to tests from PCMag, that includes all the lab tests on the market and their own, Defender scored higher than Avast in detection rate. But Defender is only for pros or those who know what they are doing on the Net. Those who download often or novices would be better with a paid AV.)

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 freeCybereason RansomFree (to be installed with an antivirus), Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta (to be installed with an antivirus), Sophos Home, VoodooSoft VoodooShield (to be installed with an antivirus)


Best paid: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus (4.5) (Personal and Editors' choice), Check Point ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware (to be installed with an antivirus) (4.5), Kaspersky antivirus (4.5), McAfee AntiVirus Plus (4),

Webroot SecureAnywhere (4.5)

Honorable mentions: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 11FixMeStick (Scan and disinfection only)NeuShield Data Sentinel (to be installed with an antivirus)Norton AntiVirus Plus, Sophos Home Premium, The Kure (to be installed with an antivirus), Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security

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


Best suites: Bitdefender Total Security (4.5), Bitdefender Internet Security (4.5)Kaspersky Security Cloud (4.5)Kaspersky Internet Security (4.5), Norton 360 Deluxe (4.5)Norton Security Premium (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Kaspersky Security Cloud, Kaspersky Total SecurityMcAfee LiveSafe, McAfee Total Protection, 

Norton 360 With LifeLock Select (4.5)Trend Micro Maximum Security, Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete

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

Antivirus for businesses: Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security (4.5)Bitdefender GravityZone Elite (4.5)ESET Endpoint Protection Standard (4.5)Sophos Intercept X Endpoint Protection (4.5)

Honorable mentions: F-Secure Protection ServiceSymantec Endpoint Protection Cloud

Antivirus for Mac: Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac (4.5)Kaspersky Internet Security (4.5)Norton 360 Deluxe (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Symantec Norton Security Deluxe, Webroot SecureAnywhere


Password managers and privacy services: Abine Blur Premium (4.5), Dashlane (4.5), Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault (4.5), Lastpass (4.5)Myki Password Manager & Authenticator (4.5) 

Honorable mentions: Bitwarden PremiumBitwarden (free)Lastpass PremiumLogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium (4.5), LogMeOnce Password Management Suite UltimatePassword BossPassword Boss Premium v2.0, 

TrackOFF Basic


Keys and programs for 2 factor authenticationSecurity Key by Yubico (4)

Honorable mentions: Google Titan Security Key Bundle, Twilio Authy, Yubico YubiKey 5 NFC

Free firewalls: Comodo Firewall

VPN Services: KeepSolid VPN Unlimited (for iPhone) (4.5), NordVPN (4), NordVPN for AndroidiOS and Linux (4.5)NordVPN (for MacOS) (4), Private Internet Access VPN (4)Private Internet Access VPN (for MacOS) (4)Private Internet Access VPN (for Android) (4)Private Internet Access VPN (for Linux) (4.5), ProtonVPN (free and paid) (4)ProtonVPN (for macOS) (4.5)TorGuard VPN (for Linux) (4.5)TunnelBear VPN (4), TunnelBear VPN (for MacOS) (4.5), TunnelBear VPN (for Android) (4)

Honorable mentions: CyberGhost VPNCyberGhost VPN (for macOS), CyberGhost VPN (for iPhone)ExpressVPN, 

ExpressVPN (for macOS), Golden Frog VyprVPN (for MacOS), Hide My Ass VPN (for Linux), IPVanish VPNIPVanish VPN (for Linux), ProtonVPN (for Android), ProtonVPN (for Linux), Pure VPN (for iOS), PureVPN (for Linux)Surfshark VPN (for macOS)TorGuard VPN

The service that has received Readers' Choice Award: Private Internet Access

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: Acronis True Image 2019 (4), StorageCraft ShadowProtect 5 Desktop (4.5)

Online backup services (on the Internet): Acronis True Image 2019 (4)Crashplan (4.5), iDrive (4.5), SOS Online Backup (4)

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

Honorable mention: Dropbox

The service that has received Readers' Choice AwardDropbox

Cloud business backup services and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service: Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct (4), Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (4.5)

Honorable mentions : Acronis Backup 12.5IDrive (Small business)

Business cloud storage and collaboration solutions: Dropbox Business (4.5), Egnyte Business (4.5),

Microsoft OneDrive Entreprise (4.5)Zoho Docs Standard (4)

Mentions honorables: Amazon S3Citrix Content CollaborationDropbox BusinessIDrive (Small business), Zoolz 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: Cisco Webex Meetings (4.5)ClickMeeting (4.5), Microsoft Teams (4)Zoom Meeting (4.5)

Honorable mentions: BlueJeans MeetingsGoToMeetingRingCentral Meetings

VoIP services for businesses: 8x8 Virtual Office Pro (US only) (4.5)AT&T Collaborate (US only) (4.5)Intermedia Unite (US only) (4)Mitel MiCloud Business (4)Mitel MiCloud Office (4)NetFortris Fonality (4), RingCentral Office (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Dialpad, ShoreTel Connect CloudVonage Business Cloud (US only)

The service that has received Readers' Choice Award for businessesOoma, RCN, 8x8

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

Podio (4.5)Slack (4.5)

Honorable mentions: FlockMicrosoft Teams, TwistZoho Cliq

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

Accounting software or services for small businesses: AccountEdge Pro (4.5)FreshBooks (4.5)Intuit QuickBooks Online (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Sage 50cloudWave, XeroZoho Books (For those who want accounting tutorials, you can go on this site:

External hard drives: 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), Western Digital My Book (4.5)

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

Rugged external hard drives: ADATA HD830 (4), CalDigit Tuff (4.5)

Honorable mentions: ADATA HD710M ProBuffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC (1TB)G-Technology ArmorATDLaCie Rugged RAID (4TB)

High-end or rugged external hard drives for professionals: LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle (4), LaCie Bolt3 (4), 

LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 (4.5)

Honorable mention: Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD

Portable hard drive SSDs: 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)

Honorable mentions: ADATA SE730H ExternalADATA SD600HyperX Savage EXOioSafe SSD Robust Portable, 

Samsung Portable SSD T3 (2TB)SanDisk Extreme 500, Western Digital My Passport Wireless SSD

Network attached storage (NAS) (All 4 stars): Asustor AS5304T (4), Netgear ReadyNAS 202, QNAP TS-251B-4G, QNAP TS-251, Seagate Personal Cloud (3TB), Synology DiskStation DS1019+Synology DiskStation DS718+Western Digital My Cloud Mirror

Honorable mentions: Akitio Thunder3 RAID Station, Asustor AS3102T v2, Asustor AS4002T NAS, Synology DiskStation DS419slim, Synology DiskStation DS418play, Synology DiskStation DS218j, Western Digital My Cloud

Identity theft protection: IDShield (4)


Parental controls: Kaspersky Safe Kids for iOS (4.5)Qustodio Parental Control (4.5(Editors' and personal choice) 

Honorable mentions: Eset Parental Control for AndroidKaspersky Safe KidsNorton Family Premier

Professional audio editors: Apple Logic Pro X (for Mac) (5), Avid Pro Tools (4.5)

Honorable mentions : Audacity (free), Cakewalk SONAR X3 ProducerCockos ReaperMagix SequoiaMagix Samplitude Pro X4MOTU Digital PerformerPreSonus Studio OneSplice SoundsSteinberg Cubase Pro

Photo and video editing and workflow, page and graphic design software: 

iOS (Mac): Adobe InDesign (4.5), Adobe Illustrator (4.5)Adobe Premiere Pro (4.5)Adobe Lightroom Classic (5), Adobe Photoshop (5)Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (5), Apple Final Cut Pro X (4.5)Apple iMovie (4.5)Apple Photos (in MacOS) (4)DxO PhotoLab (4)RNI All Films 5 Professional (4) (For Adobe Lightroom)

Honorable mention: Phase One Capture One Pro

Windows: Adobe InDesign (4.5), Adobe Illustrator (4.5)Adobe Premiere Pro (4.5)Adobe Lightroom Classic (5), Adobe Photoshop (5)Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (5), Adobe Photoshop Elements (4.5), Corel VideoStudio Ultimate (4.5)CyberLink PowerDirector (4.5)CyberLink PowerDirector 16 Ultimate (4.5)DxO PhotoLab (4)RNI All Films 5 Professional (4) (For Adobe Lightroom)

Honorable mentions: Corel PaintShop Pro, CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2018, CyberLink PhotoDirectorMicrosoft Photos (for Windows10), Phase One Capture One ProPinnacle Studio Ultimate

Photo printing services: AdoramaPix (4.5)Mpix (5), Snapfish (4)Walmart Photo (4)

Honorable mentions: CanvasPopNations Photo Lab

Online photo storage services: Flickr (4.5)Instagram (for Android) (4.5)Microsoft Onedrive (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Apple iCloudGoogle Photos

Online fax services: Fax.Plus (4)HelloFax (4)

Gaming graphic cards (in order of increasing prices): Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 Super Twin Fan (4), AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Gold Award), Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Super Twin Fan (4)Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT (4), EVGA GTX 1660 XC Black (Gold Award), Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition (4), MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X (Gold Award), XFX RADEON RX 5700 XT THICC II (Gold Award)AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (4.5), EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra ( Editors' Choice), Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (4.5), Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Founders Edition) (4), MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio (4), 

Asus Republic of Gamers STRIX RTX 2080 Ti ( Editors' Choice)

Honorable mentions : XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6G, AMD Radeon RX 5700, MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus OC Edition, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super, AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, MSI GeForce RTX 2070 ArmorNvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super (US only)Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition, Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Amp

Compact gaming graphic cards (in order of increasing prices): Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini (4)MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC (4)Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 Mini (6GB) (4.5)Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini (4)

Desktop PCs:


Entry level (-500$ taxes are NOT included in all the price brackets): Azulle Byte3 Fanless Apollo Lake Mini PC ( Editors' Choice), Raspberry Pi 4 (4), Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (Linux) (4.5)

Honorable mentions : Asus Chromebit (Chrome OS), Azulle Inspire Mini PC (Need to add memory, storage and OS),

Azulle Quantum Access LAN Windows 10 Fanless Mini PC Stick, Raspberry Pi Zero W (Linux)

Mid-range (500$-1500$) (All 4 stars): Shuttle XPC Nano, Velocity Micro Vector Z35

Honorable mention: Acer Chromebox CXI3 (Google Chrome OS)


High-end (Workstations) (+1500$) (All 4 stars): Dell Precision 5820 (2019), HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation, 

Velocity Micro Raptor Z95 (2017)

Honorable mentions: Boxx renderPROOrigin Chronos ProFalcon Northwest Tiki Workstation


Small-form-factor (Mini-PCs): Acer Revo One (4)Apple Mac mini (2018) (4)Azulle Inspire Fanless Intel Kaby Lake Barebone Mini PC (Gold Award), Azulle Byte3 Fanless Mini PC (4), HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation (4), Intel NUC Kit NUC6CAYS (4)Intel Compute Stick (Core M3) (4)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)Shuttle XPC Nano (4)

Honorable mentions: Acer Chromebox CXI3 (Google Chrome OS), Asus Chromebit (Chrome OS)Azulle Inspire Mini PC (Need to add memory, storage and OS)HP Elite Slice, Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7BEH (Bean Canyon) (Need to add memory, storage and OS in NUC kits)Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon), Raspberry Pi Zero W (Linux)

All-in-ones: Apple iMac Pro (4), Apple iMac 27-Inch With 5K Retina Display (2019) (4)HP Envy 32 (4), 

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (4)

Honorable mention: Dell Inspiron 27 7000

Gaming: Asus ROG GT51 (4)Corsair One i160 (4), Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC 5180 (4), Corsair One Pro (4.5)CyberPower Gamer Master Ultra (4.5)Digital Storm Lynx (4), Digital Storm Velox (Core i7-7700K) (4)Digital Storm Eclipse (4)Falcon Northwest Talon (2019) (4), Falcon Northwest Mach V (4)Maingear Vybe 2019 (4), NZXT BLD Starter PC Plus (4), Origin Neuron (4.5), Origin Millennium (4.5)Velocity Micro Raptor Z95 (2017) (4)

Honorable mentions: Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition (US only), Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC 6182, Corsair One Pro i180, Dell G5 Gaming, Digital Storm Bolt 3Falcon Northwest Talon (2018), HP Omen Obelisk, HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690iBuyPower Snowblind Pro, Maingear F131 (2018)MSI Trident X, MSI Vortex G25VRMSI Aegis Ti3 (VR7RE SLI-054US)Origin PC Chronos (2017), Origin Genesis, Origin Chronos (X99), Velocity Micro Raptor Z55 (2019), Velocity Micro Raptor Z40

Small-form-factors for gaming: Corsair One i160 (4), Corsair One Pro (4.5), Origin Chronos VR (4)

Honorable mentions: Falcon Northwest Tiki (2017)MSI Trident 3 Arctic, MSI Vortex G25VR


Businesses or professionals (All 4 stars): Dell Precision 5820 (2019)HP Z2 Tower G4

Honorable mention: Cerise Circular

Small-form-factor for businesses or pros: HP Z2 Mini G3 (4), Polywell B150L2-i7 (4)Polywell B8500 (4)

Honorable mentions: Corsair One Pro i180, HP Elite Slice, HP Workstation Z240Intel NUC (Mini PC)Lenovo ThinkCentre M720q Tiny

All-in-one for businesses: Dell OptiPlex 7760 (4), Dell Precision 5720 (4.5), Dell OptiPlex 7450 (4.5)HP EliteOne 1000 (4)

Honorable mention: Dell OptiPlex 7770


Brands that have received Readers' Choice Awards: Apple and Asus

Brand that have received Readers' Choice Award for All-in-Ones: Apple

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

Entry level (-500$): Acer Swift 1 (4.5)

Honorable mention: Asus VivoBook W202

Midrange (500$-1500$): Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) (4), Asus VivoBook S15 S530UA (4)Dell XPS 13 (7390) (Laptop) (4.5)Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) (4.5)HP Envy 13 (2019) (US only) (4)Lenovo Yoga 730 (13-in) (4), Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (4)

Honorable mentions: Acer Swift 3Acer Swift 5Asus ZenBook 14 (UX433F)Asus ZenBook 13 (UX333)Asus VivoBook F510UAAsus ZenBook Flip 14Asus ZenBook UX430UAsus ZenBook UX330Envy x360 15 (15M-DR0012DX)HP Spectre x360 13 (Late 2019), Huawei MateBook 13Huawei MateBook (Silver Award, Lenovo Yoga C940 (14-in.),

Lenovo ThinkPad T490sLenovo ThinkPad L390 YogaLenovo ThinkPad X280, Lenovo Yoga 710 (15")LG gram 14 (2017) (US only)Microsoft Surface Pro 6Microsoft Surface Laptop 2Microsoft Surface Laptop, Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (US only), VAIO SX14 (US only)VAIO S (US only)Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition

High-end (1500$+): Apple MacBook Pro 16-po. (4), Dell XPS 13 (7390) (Laptop) (4.5), Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) (4.5), Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (4)Lenovo Yoga C930 (4.5), Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen) (4), Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) (4)LG gram 15 (15Z980) (US only) (4), Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-po) (4)Microsoft Surface Book (2016, Intel Core i7) (4)Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (4)Microsoft Surface Pro 5 (2017) (4), Razer Blade Stealth (QHD) (4)

Honorable mentions: Acer ConceptD 7, Asus ZenBook 13 (UX334), Asus ZenBook Pro Duo, Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580G), Asus ZenBook UX331UN, Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575), Dell XPS 15 (7590, OLED)HP Spectre x360 13 (2019)HP ZBook 15 G5HP ZBook Studio G3HP ZBook x2, HP Spectre x360 15 (2019, Amoled)HP Spectre x360 15 (2019)Lenovo Yoga C940 (14-in.), Lenovo Yoga C940 (15-in.), Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 (2019), Lenovo ThinkPad T490s, Lenovo IdeaPad S940, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018), LG gram 14 2-in-1 (US only), Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15-in), VAIO SX14Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16

For kids (school) (All 4 stars): Acer Chromebook 514, Acer Chromebook Spin 11, Asus Chromebook C523HP Chromebook x2 (On Ebay Canada only)

For college students: Asus Vivobook S15 S530UA (4)HP Chromebook x2 (4) (On Ebay Canada only), Lenovo Yoga 730 (4)

Honorable mentions: Acer Swift 5, Apple MacBook Air 2018Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Chromebook (Google Chrome OS): Acer Chromebook 514 (4)Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (4), Acer Chromebook R 11 (4)Acer Chromebook 14 (4.5)Asus Chromebook C523 (4), Asus Chromebook Flip (C302CA-DHM4) (4.5)HP Chromebook x2 (On Ebay Canada only) (4)

Honorable mention: HP Chromebook 15 (2019)

Apple iOS: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) (4)

Honorable mentions: Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2019) 

Gaming: Acer Predator Helios 700 (4), Acer Predator Helios 300 (2019) (4), Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro (4), Alienware Area-51m (4), Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX502 (4.5)Asus ROG Zephyrus (GX501VI) (4)HP Omen X 2S (4)Lenovo Legion Y530 (4), MSI GL65 9SC (4)MSI GS65 Stealth (2019) (4.5), Origin EON17-X 10 Series (4), Origin EON15-X (4)Razer Blade Stealth 13 (Late 2019) (4), Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (2019) (4.5), Razer Blade Stealth (2019) (4.5)
Honorable mentions: Acer Nitro 5 (2019)Acer Predator Triton 500, Acer Predator Helios 300 (2018, 15-inch), Acer Predator 15 (G9-593-72VT)Alienware m15 R2 (2019, OLED)Asus ROG Zephyrus S, Digital Storm TritonFalcon Northwest TLX, Gigabyte P37X v6HP Omen 15Lenovo Legion Y545, Lenovo Legion Y740 (15-inch.), Lenovo Legion Y740 (17-inch), MSI Alpha 15MSI GT76 Titan DTMSI GE65 RaiderMSI GS75 Stealth, MSI GT75 Titan 8RG, MSI GS65 Stealth Thin, MSI GE62 ApachePowerSpec 1510 (US only)PowerSpec 1710 (US only)Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (Mid-2019, OLED)Razer Blade 15 Base Model

For businesses, professionals or mobile workstations: Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (4)Dell Precision 5530 (4), HP Elite Dragonfly (4), HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (4.5)HP Chromebook 13 G1 (4), Lenovo ThinkPad P53 (4)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (2019) (4.5), Lenovo ThinkPad X390 (4.5)MSI WS75 (4)

Honorable mentions: Acer ConceptD 7, Acer TravelMate P645-SG-79QVAsus ZenBook 13 (UX334), Dell Latitude 7400, 

Dell Latitude 7300, Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1, Dell Precision 7730, Dell Latitude 5591, Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1Dell Precision 3520, Dell Latitude 7280, Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1Getac S410HP ZBook 15 G6HP ZBook 17 G5, HP ZBook 15 G5, HP ZBook Studio G3, HP ZBook 15u G2, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2, Lenovo ThinkPad E490, Lenovo ThinkPad T490, Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga, Lenovo ThinkPad T480, Microsoft Surface Pro With LTE AdvancedRazer Blade 15 

Studio Edition

Rugged (All 4 stars): Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme, Getac V110Panasonic Toughbook 55 (US only), 

Panasonic Toughbook 33


Honorable mentions: Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme, Getac S410

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



iOS: Apple iPad mini (2019) (4)Apple iPad (2019) (4)

Honorable mention: Apple iPad Air (2019)

Android: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 (4)

Honorable mentions: ASUS ZenPad S 8.0Fuhu Nabi Big Tab HD 24",  Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 ProOnyx Boox Max2, 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

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


Fire OS (All 4 stars): Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018)

Honorable mention: Amazon Fire 7

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

Honorable mention: Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet (7202)

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 2018 (4.5)Kobo Libra H2O (4.5), Kobo Clara HD (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Amazon Kindle Kids Edition (US only)Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019)Amazon Kindle VoyageBarnes & Noble Nook GlowLight PlusKobo Aura One

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: Canon Pixma G5020 Wireless MegaTank (color) (4)Canon Maxify iB4120 Small office Wireless (4.5)Canon Pixma iP8720 Wireless Photo (4)Epson WorkForce WF-7110 (4)HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter (4)
Honorable mentions: Brother MFC-J4320DWCanon Pixma TS702 WirelessCanon Pixma PRO-10

Ink jet wide-format for personal or business: Epson WorkForce WF-7210 (4)

Ink jets for businesses or small businesses: Canon Maxify iB4120 Small office Wireless (4.5)Epson EcoTank ET-M1170 Wireless Monochrome Supertank (4)Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5299 Monochrome (4)Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5290 Network Color (4), Epson WorkForce WF-7110 (4)HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter (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-M5194HP OfficeJet Pro 8216

All-in-one ink jets for personal use or small office: Brother MFC-J6935DW Color (4.5)Canon Pixma G6020 MegaTank All-in-One (4)Canon Pixma TS9120 Wireless (4), Canon Pixma TR8520 Wireless (4), Canon Pixma TS8020 Wireless (4)Canon Maxify MB2720 Wireless (4)Canon Pixma MG5720-1-2 Wireless (4), 

Epson EcoTank ET-M3170 Wireless Monochrome Supertank (4)Epson EcoTank ET-4760 (4), Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One (4), Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4720 (4)

Honorable mentions: Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment TankBrother MFC-J497DWBrother MFC-J5930DWCanon Pixma TS6320 WirelessCanon Pixma TS5320 WirelessCanon Pixma TS8320 WirelessCanon Pixma TR4520 Wireless, 

Canon Pixma TS8220 Wireless, Canon Pixma TS8120 Wireless, Canon Pixma TS9020 Wireless, Canon Pixma TS5020 WirelessCanon Pixma G4200 Wireless MegaTank, Canon Pixma G3200 Wireless MegaTankEpson Expression Photo XP-8600 Small-in-OneEpson EcoTank ET-2760 Cartridge-Free SupertankEpson WorkForce Pro EC-4040 ColorEpson Expression Premium XP-6100 Small-in-oneEpson WorkForce ST-4000 EcoTank Color MFP SupertankEpson Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank Wide-Format All-in-One SupertankEpson WorkForce ET-4750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank, 

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4730Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank, HP OfficeJet 3830HP Officejet 5740 e-All-in-one, Lexmark MB2236adw

All-in-one ink jets for small or big businesses: Brother MFC-J6935DW Color (4.5)Brother MFC-J5720DW (4), Brother MFC-J6920DW (4)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-5620 (4)Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4740 (4)HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 (4)HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 (4)HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 (4)HP Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-one (4)

Honorable mentions: Brother MFC-J5845DW INKvestment Tank ColorBrother MFC-J6545DW INKvestment TankBrother MFC-J995DW INKvestment TankBrother MFC-J5930DWBrother MFC-J6930DW, Brother MFC-J6535DWCanon Pixma G3200 Wireless MegaTankEpson WorkForce Pro WF-M5799Epson WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-one Supertank, Epson Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank Wide-Format All-in-One SupertankEpson WorkForce ET-4750 EcoTank All-in-One SupertankEpson WorkForce Pro WF-M5694Epson WorkForce WF-3640HP OfficeJet Pro PremierHP OfficeJet Pro 9025HP OfficeJet Pro 8730HP PageWide Pro 477dw MultifonctionHP PageWide Pro MFP 577dw 

All-in-one ink jet wide-format for small offices or workgroupsBrother MFC-J6945DW INKvestment Tank Color (4.5), Canon Pixma TS9520 Wireless (4), Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8190 A3 Color Printer With PCL/PostScript (4)

Honorable mentions: Brother MFC-J5945DW INKvestment Tank, Canon Pixma TS9521C Wireless Crafter's

Portable ink jet: HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile Printer (4)

Honorable mentions: Canon Pixma iP110 Wireless MobileEpson 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 SelectHP Sprocket 2nd Edition, HP Sprocket Plus

Honorable mentions: HP Sprocket StudioHP Sprocket PhotoLifeprint 2x3 Hyperphoto

Portable thermal: Brother PocketJet 7 PJ723-BK (4)

Honorable mention: Brother PocketJet 7 PJ763MFi-WK

Smart portable ink jet all-in-one: HP Tango X (4)


Lasers (black or color) for personal use or small office (All 4 stars): Brother HL-L3270CDW (US only), Brother HL-L2370DW, Brother HL-L2300DCanon imageClass LBP226dwDell Smart Printer S2830dnDell E310dw, 

HP LaserJet Pro M15wHP Color LaserJet Pro M452dwHP Color LaserJet Pro M252dwXerox B210

Honorable mentions: Brother HL-L3230CDWBrother MFC-L2720DW, Canon imageClass LBP251dwCanon Color imageClass LBP612Cdw, Dell Smart Printer - S2810dnLexmark C3326dwLexmark B2236dwXerox B215

Lasers for businesses: Brother HL-L6300DW (4), Brother HL-L5200DW (4.5), Canon imageClass LBP151dw (4), HP LaserJet Pro M501dn (4)
Honorable mentions: Brother MFC-L2720DWCanon imageClass LBP251dwHP LaserJet Enterprise M605xRicoh SP 5300DN Black and White

Color laser for businesses: Brother HL-L8360CDW (4.5), HP PageWide Pro 750dw (4), HP Color LaserJet Entreprise M553dn (4.5), Xerox Phaser 6500/DN (4), Xerox Phaser 7100/DN (4)

Honorable mentions: Canon Color imageClass LBP612CdwOKI MC573dnXerox VersaLink C500/DN Color

All-in-one lasers for personal use or small office (All 4 stars): Brother MFC-L3770CDW ColorCanon imageClass MF269dwCanon imageClass MF424dwCanon Color imageClass MF634CdwCanon ImageClass MF249dwCanon imageClass MF216n

Honorable mentions: Brother HL-L2390DWCanon imageClass MF232wOKI MC573dn (Color)HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M180nw


All-in-one lasers for businesses (Black or Color) (All 4 stars): Brother MFC-L6800DWBrother MFC-L6700DWDell Color Cloud Multifonction H625cdwLexmark MC2535adwe (Color)Samsung Multifonction ProXpress C3060FW (US only)

Honorable mentions: Brother MFC-L5700DWCanon Color imageClass MF644CdwCanon Color imageClass MF741Cdw, Canon Color imageClass MF731Cdw, Canon imageClass MF515dw, OKI MC573dn (Color)OKI MB472wRicoh MP 501SPF,  Xerox VersaLink C405/DN (Color), Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DNI

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

Large format for photos and professionals (All 4 stars): Canon imagePrograf PRO-1000Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-FormatEpson SureColor P5000 Standard Edition PrinterEpson SureColor P400, 

Epson SureColor P800


Photos: Canon Pixma iP8720 Wireless Photo (Inkjet) (4), Canon Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo (Inkjet) (4)

Honorable mentions: 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)

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


Brand that has received Readers' Choice Award: Brother 

Honorable mention: Samsung



Budget (Personal use or small office) (All 4 stars): Canon CanoScan LiDE 400Canon CanoScan LiDE220, Epson Perfection V39

Honorable mention: Canon CanoScan LiDE 300


High-end (Personal use or small office): Canon imageFormula DR-C225 (4.5)Epson WorkForce DS-770 Color Document (4)HP ScanJet Pro 3000 s3 (4)

Honorable mentions: Brother ImageCenter ADS-2000eEpson WorkForce ES-500W Wireless DuplexEpson WorkForce ES-400 DuplexEpson DS-530 Color Duplex DocumentFujitsu ScanSnap iX1500HP ScanJet Pro 2000 s1 Sheet-feed ScannerPanasonic KV-S1026C-MKII (US only)   


For small, medium offices or businesses: Alaris S2060w by Kodak Alaris (4)Brother ADS-2700W Wireless High-Speed Desktop Document Scanner (4.5), Brother ImageCenter ADS-3600W (4.5)Canon imageFormula ScanFront 400 (4), Canon imageFormula DR-C225 (4.5)Epson DS-870 (4)Epson WorkForce DS-860 Color Documents (4)Fujitsu Image Scanner fi-800R (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)Visioneer Patriot H60 (4,5), Xerox Duplex Combo (4)Xerox DocuMate 6440 (4)

Honorable mentions: Alaris E1035 by Kodak AlarisAlaris S2080w by Kodak Alaris, Alaris S2070 by Kodak AlarisBrother ImageCenter ADS-2000e, Canon imageFormula DR-M160IIEpson WorkForce ES-500WR Wireless Document Scanner—Accounting EditionEpson DS-410 DocumentEpson WorkForce DS-780N Network Color Document Scanner, Epson WorkForce ES-400 DuplexEpson WorkForce ES-500W Wireless DuplexEpson DS-530 Color Duplex Document, HP ScanJet Pro 2000 s1 Sheet-feed Scanner, HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 5000 s4 Sheet-Feed ScannerKodak ScanMate i1150WN, Kodak i3500Panasonic KV-S1057C-MKIIPanasonic KV-N1028XPanasonic KV-S2087Visioneer Patriot H80, 

Xerox DocuMate 6710


For photos: Epson FastFoto FF-680W (4)

Professionnal (Photo): Epson Perfection V800 Photo (4.5)

Honorable mentions: Epson Perfection V850 Pro, Epson Expression 12000XL-PHEpson Expression 12000XL Graphic Arts

Portable (All 4 stars): Canon imageFormula P-215II Scan-tiniEpson WorkForce ES-60W Wireless Portable Document ScannerEpson DS-80W Wireless Portable Document Scanner Epson Workforce ES-300W Wireless Duplex, Visioneer RoadWarrior X3, Xerox Duplex Travel Scanner

Honorable mentions: Brother ADS-1250W Wireless Compact Color Desktop ScannerBrother ADS-1700WEpson WorkForce ES-65WR Wireless Portable Document Scanner—Accounting Edition (US only)Epson WorkForce ES-55R Portable Document Scanner—Accounting Edition (US only)Epson WorkForce ES-300WR Wireless Document Scanner-Accounting EditionFujitsu ScanSnap iX100 (2019)IRIScan Anywhere 5 WiFi

Wand or hand scanners (All 4 stars): IRIScan Book 5 WiFi, VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand Wi-Fi PDSWF-ST47-VP

For books: CZUR ET16 Plus (4)IRIScan Desk 5 Pro (4)



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

Honorable mention: HP EliteDisplay S14 USB Portable

16 inches (portable): AOC I1659FWUX USB (4)Asus ZenScreen Touch (MB16AMT) (4)

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

Honorable mention (interactive pen monitor): Wacom Cintiq 16

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

21 inches: Honorable mention for professionals: NEC MultiSync P212

24 inches: Dell UltraSharp 24 InfinityEdge Monitor U2417H (4)ViewSonic VP2468 (4)

For gaming: Dell 24 Gaming Monitor S2417DG (4)

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


25 inches: Acer H257HU (4)Asus PB258Q (Gold Award)

Honorable mentions for gaming: Asus ROG Swift PG258QHP Omen X 25f

27 inches (All 4 stars except one): Acer H276HLAcer K272HUL, ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q (Gold Award)Asus MG279Q (Gold Award)BenQ EX2780Q, BenQ PD2710QC, Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin (S2719DC)HP DreamColor Z27x (4.5)Viewsonic VP2768Viewsonic VP2780-4K

Honorable mentions: Dell 27 Ultrathin (S2719DM), Dell UltraSharp 27 InfinityEdge Monitor U2717DHP Pavilion 27 Quantum Dot

For gaming (All 4 stars except one): Acer Predator XB3 (XB273K)Acer Predator X27, Acer Predator XB271HKASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ (Gold Award), Asus ROG Swift PG278QBenQ EX2780Q,BenQ XL2730Z

Razer Raptor 27 (4.5)Samsung CHG70 Curved, ViewSonic XG2700-4K  

For businesses: NEC MultiSync EA275WMi (4)

For photographs and professionals: BenQ SW2700PT (4.5)ViewSonic VP2785-4K (4)Viewsonic VP2768 (4)