Each month PC Advisor publishes more technology reviews than any other UK publication. We cover all kinds of consumer and business technology, hardware and software, and to help you make sense of it all there's our unique Top 5 Charts.

The Top 5 charts rank and rate the hottest kit every month. If you’re looking for the latest Best Buys and Recommended kit, look no further than our 100-plus reviews.

Top-ranking chart entrants are eligible for either Best Buy or Recommended awards. A Best Buy takes the number-one spot, thanks to a winning combination of features, performance and value for money, while Recommended products are pretenders to the Best Buy crown. Almost as good, they offer great value, quality and performance.

Chart placings are based on a calculation of features and performance compared to price, so the highest-scoring products also represent the best value for money.

Top 5 Charts

Desktop PCs

Top 5 sub-£500 PCs

Top 5 £501-£750 PCs - updated 12/08/2010

Top 5 £751-£1,000 PCs

Top 5 £1,001+ PCs - updated 13/08/2010


Top 5 sub-£500 laptops

Top 5 netbooks

Top 5 £501-£1,000 laptops

Top 5 £1,001+ laptops


Top 5 sub-£150 printers

Top 5 £151+ printers

Digital cameras

Top 5 sub-£100 digital cameras

Top 5 £101+ digital cameras

Top 5 digital camcorders


Top 5 smartphones

MP3 players

Top 5 MP3 players

Wireless routers

Top 5 wireless-n routers


Top 5 portable hard drives

Top 5 NAS drives

Top 5 Blu-ray Disc players


Top 5 sub-£200 flat-panels

Top 5 £201+ flat-panels

Graphics cards

Top 5 budget graphics cards

Top 5 graphics cards