Buyer's Guides

A solid state drive is often the most important component for making a PC feel fast and responsive; any PC still using a mechanical hard drive as its primary storage is long overdue for an upgrade. The SSD market is broader than ever, with a wide range prices, performance and form factors. During the holiday season, the best sales tend to temporarily disrupt the usual market positioning of some drives; it's not unusual to see a mainstream or high-end drive end up going for the same or lower price than that same brand's entry-level drive. The prices in this guide reflect the general state of the market without those big discounts, so the best buying strategy is probably to wait for a deal that's clearly...

Best Android Phones: November 2020

As winter is approaching and we’re a few days away from Thanksgiving, we haven’t seen too much news in the smartphone space in these latter months of the year...

15 by Andrei Frumusanu 5 days ago

Best Intel Motherboards: November 2020

Moving into the holiday season for many, Intel recently unveiled details about its Rocket Lake (11th Gen) processors set to come out in Q1 2020. With it will come...

16 by Gavin Bonshor 5 days ago

Best Laptops: Holiday 2020

It's time for our holiday look at the laptop market, and what a year 2020 has been in the laptop space. After starting out with a large number of...

17 by Brett Howse on 11/20/2020

Best CPUs for Gaming: November 2020

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/16/2020

Best AMD Motherboards: October 2020

This month has been another hot one for AMD, with the announcement that its latest Zen 3 processors (Ryzen 5000) which will be available from November 5th. In anticipation...

48 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/28/2020

Best CPUs for Workstations: August 2020

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/12/2020

Best Mechanical Keyboards: Holiday 2019

Continuing our run of holiday buyers' guides, today we're taking a look at peripherals. Considering that a PC’s peripherals can easily outlive the main system’s components and usually stay...

49 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/6/2019

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q1 2019

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

20 by Nate Oh on 3/11/2019

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2018

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

13 by Ian Cutress on 10/24/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q3 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

1 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q1 2018

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

1 by Ian Cutress on 1/2/2018

Best CPUs: August 2017

Our newest CPU Guide can be found here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/9793/best-cpus Best CPUs, August 2017 Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give...

2 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Best CPUs Q2 2017

In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...

1 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2017

Best Tablets: Q1 2017

Unlike the red-hot smartphone market that continues to grow, with new models appearing at a blistering rate, the tablet market is, well….a little boring. Apple still releases a few...

30 by Matt Humrick on 3/31/2017

Best CPUs: Q1 2016

When building a custom PC, especially on the consumer side, the processor is typically second or third down the list of priorities, behind graphics, storage or specific motherboard features...

17 by Ian Cutress on 3/24/2015

PSU Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

In this Holiday Buyer's Guide, we will be evaluating and recommending desktop PC power supply units. We should clarify that the selection of a PSU is based on parameters...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/3/2014

Best SSDs: July 2014

Given the recent product releases in the SSD industry, it is now a good time to do another purchase recommendation post. We did our first "Best SSDs" post in...

42 by Kristian Vättö on 7/23/2014

Best Desktop Video Cards - Holiday 2013

Continuing our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides, today we’ll be taking a look at desktop video cards. Cyber Monday kicks off today, and while video cards neither have the...

44 by Ryan Smith on 12/2/2013

Best SSDs: Holiday 2013

Since the holiday shopping season is going at full speed and Black Friday is only a few days away, we are doing a bunch of product recommendation posts to...

54 by Kristian Vättö on 11/27/2013

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