Mark Pickavance

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Over a varied career, Mark’s been a firearms trainer, commercial animator, software engineer and even an IT manager. And, since 1986 he’s also been a freelance writer on all things technological for the likes of MicroMart, PC Format, 3D World and many other publications.

He’s recently made the transition from print to online writing and covers just about any technology that’s available to buy, and even a few that aren’t.

Articles by Mark Pickavance

  • Epson EH-TW650 Home Cinema Projector review

    Epson EH-TW650 Home Cinema Projector review

    An affordable 1080p LCD projector with good image quality

    04 Jun 2018

  • BenQ TK800 Projector review

    BenQ TK800 Projector review

    An affordable means to project 4K at up to 300 inches

    23 May 2018

  • Acer KG221Q review

    Acer KG221Q review

    Even those with a small budget can get a screen designed for gaming

    21 May 2018

  • Samsung 970 Evo review

    Samsung 970 Evo review

    The Samsung 970 Evo is stunningly quick, but only if you don't already have an NVMe SSD

    14 May 2018

  • Netgear XR500 Nighthawk Pro review

    Netgear XR500 Nighthawk Pro review

    A stylish gaming router with a new approach to network management

    03 May 2018

  • The best NAS drives for 2018

    The best NAS drives for 2018

    These are the best NAS drives for storing and backing up your videos, photos, music and files

    25 Apr 2018

  • Samsung T5 Portable SSD 500GB review

    Samsung T5 Portable SSD 500GB review

    When you need to copy those files and catch that train, the Samsung T5 gets the job done.

    19 Apr 2018

  • The best backup software in 2018

    The best backup software in 2018

    Our guide to the best backup software you can buy in the UK

    21 Mar 2018

  • BenQ EL2780U review

    BenQ EL2780U review

    Can TN technology now offer HDR?

    13 Mar 2018

  • TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 review

    TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 review

    With the Archer C5400 v2 Ultimate Wi-Fi performance now costs less

    02 Mar 2018

  • D-Link DIR-882 EXO AC2600 review

    D-Link DIR-882 EXO AC2600 review

    Gamers wanting a decent Wi-Fi router should check out D-Link's EXO AC2600

    06 Feb 2018

  • Synology DS218 review

    Synology DS218 review

    The full-fat version of the DS218 with even more RAM and 4K video transcoding

    01 Feb 2018

  • Samsung 860 Evo review

    Samsung 860 Evo review

    When you can't go much faster, what options are left for the SSD?

    23 Jan 2018

  • Crucial MX500 review

    Crucial MX500 review

    Crucial prioritises affordability in its MX500 SSD range

    17 Jan 2018

  • QNAP TS-231P2 review

    QNAP TS-231P2 review

    With software and apps now rivalling Synology, QNAP's TS-231P2 is a great NAS for home users

    15 Jan 2018

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