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Is now a good time to upgrade?

We reveal the hardware around the corner that's worth holding out for. There's a school of thought that says there's never a good time to upgrade.

Nvidia SHIELD Tablet 16GB - The only tablet a PC gamer should buy?

Our Jeremy put it quite succinctly while playing with Nvidia's original clamshell SHIELD device. "There's something utterly brilliant about this," he said, streaming GRID 2 from the PC Format test rig.

Asus PG278Q RoG Swift

On paper, the new Asus RoG Swift doesn't just tick all our boxes for the ultimate gaming monitor. It mashes them into oblivion. It's the screen we've been waiting for.

Asus G550JK - It's understated. It's quiet. But is it really for gamers?

If it weren't for the ubiquitous red trim and Republic of Gamers regalia emblazoned on the chassis of Asus' new G550JK, you'd hardly be able to tell it was a gaming laptop.

Medion Erazer X7829

Squatting on your lap with all the elegance and portability of a broken Ford Transit, the Medion Erazer takes the term 'mobile' with a pinch of salt.

Chillblast Helix - A svelte laptop design packing some impressively powerful internals

There must be a certain frustration floating around MSI's notebook department. It spends time and resources designing funky new laptop chassis and creating winning machines, then its OEM department flogs them off to companies that effectively undercut MSI's own devices.

Scan 3XS Performance GT - Budget gaming from Scan's skunkworks

The current state of the PC market means you don't need to spend an absolute fortune on a PC to get a decent gaming experience.

Zalman's Reserator 3 MAX Ultimate has a new big brother

Late in 2013, we took a look at Zalman's Reserator 3 MAX Ultimate. Like most of Zalman's chillers, it looked like nothing else on the market, and was the first AIO (all-in-one) liquid CPU cooler to use nanofluid tech.

Harman Kardon Nova - Clear globes of aural delight or form over function?

These speakers are not designed for our desks. The gorgeously globular Novas aren't meant to reside in a mess of bills, geeky toys and discarded (but still hoarded) hardware.

Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX - Shhh, it's oh so quiet?

Since we've spent a lot of time crystal-ballin' this issue, let's take a second to think about what our perfect graphics card would be.

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