This month's issue
In the March issue of PC Advisor we present the best laptop deals, with reviews of 33 portable PCs. You can go cheaper still with a Chromebook, and we'll also tell you how we got on using only a Chromebook for one week.
Also in this issue are the answers to all your hardware-, software-, network- and mobile-device problems, as we show you how to take quick corrective action.
We also round up the latest monitors for home- or business use, run you through your upgrade options now Windows XP support is drawing to a close, compile a list of our favourite Windows 8 apps, and show you how to get better-quality audio on your PC.
Our How to section is also stacked with helpful advice, explaining step-by-step how to network two or more PCs and then share resources such as a printer, how to make games run faster and smoother without splashing out on hardware upgrades, how to block particular websites to protect a child's innocent eyes, and more.
Our huge range of in-depth reviews covers everything from the latest Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet to Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, plus we've got plenty of news and analysis, and our unique Top 5 charts.
All this and much, much more in the March issue of PC Advisor.
On this month's Cover Disc
Ashampoo Burning Studio 2014; Full program; will ensure that you are well equipped for all burning tasks,
whether they involve movies, music or documents. Create backups or data discs, rip music and create audio CDs, or simply archive your movies to Blu-ray discs. The highly improved usability and sleek design make Ashampoo Burning Studio 2014 the ideal choice for all burning-related tasks.
Theres also a full version of 1-abc.net Drive Space Organizer, full program worth £13 seeks out your
largest files – and the folders containing the most data – on your system, then helps you to reclaim that precious storage space.
Converter4Video 2014; full program worth £17, works with all popular video formats to let you make playable your footage on any device, plus you can publish movies directly to YouTube.
Plus additional, trials and shareware programs
While most people are deserting the bulky desktop PC in favour of laptops and tablets, high-end gaming is one area in which you can’t beat a desktop on performance and price. We test six of the best.
We round up a batch of apps that will protect from malware any Android phone or tablet.
Best web browsers
Which is the best browser: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera or Apple? We test them all for features, speed and more.
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