Mark Pickavance

mark pickavance's portrait

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

  • ASUS Designo MZ27AQ review

    ASUS Designo MZ27AQ review

    At just 7mm front to back, this is about as thin as panels can realistically get

    30 Nov 2017

  • Samsung C32HG70 review

    Samsung C32HG70 review

    In a world of contradictions, a VA technology screen with high refresh, HDR and 125% sRGB gamut no longer seems impossible.

    17 Nov 2017

  • AOC Agon AG272FCX review

    AOC Agon AG272FCX review

    Gamers will delight in this stylish yet affordable curved screen from AOC

    10 Nov 2017

  • Asus ROG STRIX XG27VQ review

    Asus ROG STRIX XG27VQ review

    Cut through the showmanship, and underneath Asus built a solid gaming display

    09 Nov 2017

  • AVM FRITZ!Box 7590 review

    AVM FRITZ!Box 7590 review

    A router that rewrites the rules on what home and small business users can expect

    28 Sep 2017

  • BenQ GL2580HM review

    BenQ GL2580HM review

    A practical gaming screen built to play games fluidly without breaking the bank

    25 Sep 2017

  • Alienware AW2518HF review

    Alienware AW2518HF review

    A 25in gaming monitor that's ideal if you have an AMD graphics card

    20 Sep 2017

  • Synology DS418j review

    Synology DS418j review

    Don't just a NAS by its cover: it looks the same but the DS418j is all new inside

    11 Sep 2017

  • AOC PDS241 review

    AOC PDS241 review

    AOC puts style firmly in the driving seat with the first fruits of a new relationship with design house Studio F. A. Porsche.

    11 Aug 2017

  • Dell S2718D review

    Dell S2718D review

    Dell's latest is a stylish monitor that doesn’t need the help of Photoshop to look thin

    18 Jul 2017

Elsewhere on IDG sites

HP Envy x2 review: Hands-on

How Sketch and InVision have revolutionised our design workflow

The best tech gifts for Christmas 2017

Les meilleurs jeux de société (2017)