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Tim Danton

Tim Danton is editor-in-chief of PC Pro, the UK's biggest selling IT monthly magazine. He specialises in reviews of laptops, desktop PCs and monitors, and is also author of a book called The Computers That Made Britain.

You can contact Tim directly at editor@pcpro.co.uk.

Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7610) review: A nippy machine for those on a budget
The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus
Laptops

Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7610) review: A nippy machine for those on a budget

A laptop built to a precise budget, and that shows in places - but there's no disputing its bang per buck
9 Nov 2022
Logi Dock review: A flawed first attempt
The Logi Dock docking station
Hardware

Logi Dock review: A flawed first attempt

An expensive and chunky docking station that could do with an Ethernet port
19 Oct 2022
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review: Basic but brilliant
A photograph of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review: Basic but brilliant

A high-quality, compact laptop that’s well suited to life on the move – for undemanding needs
13 Sep 2022
Dell XPS Desktop 8950 review: Commendable, but uninspiring
A photograph of the Dell XPS Desktop 8950
Hardware

Dell XPS Desktop 8950 review: Commendable, but uninspiring

A good-value PC based on Intel’s latest silicon and DDR5 memory, but there’s nothing here to excite
19 Aug 2022
Wired2Fire Ultima WS Home Office PC review: A promising future
A photograph of the Wired2Fire Ultima WS Home Office PC
Hardware

Wired2Fire Ultima WS Home Office PC review: A promising future

An attractive, quiet-running system with explosive speed for daily tasks plus potential to grow
10 Aug 2022
NEC MultiSync E273F review: A great-value and high-quality choice
A photograph of the NEC MultiSync E273F
monitors

NEC MultiSync E273F review: A great-value and high-quality choice

A 27in USB-C monitor designed for large rollouts, the Full HD E273F lacks frills but delivers on the essentials
3 Aug 2022
Acer Aspire XC-1660 review: A clear winner for value
A photograph of the Acer Aspire XC-1660
Hardware

Acer Aspire XC-1660 review: A clear winner for value

A compact budget PC that will slice through the daily dirge with ease, and it’s cheap to run too
27 Jul 2022
Obsbot Tiny 4K review: AI-enabled video calling
A photograph of the Obsbot Tiny 4K
video conferencing

Obsbot Tiny 4K review: AI-enabled video calling

This ingenious webcam offers all the features and quality most people will ever desire – for a price
12 Jul 2022
Astro Slide 5G review: Yin and yang
A photograph of the Astro Slide 5G
Mobile Phones

Astro Slide 5G review: Yin and yang

The most convincing modern twist on the Psion Series 5, even if its thickness means it will never break out of a niche
25 Mar 2022
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for Business review: Surprisingly snappy
A photograph of the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 on a desk
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for Business review: Surprisingly snappy

A substantial upgrade over the Surface Pro 7 and 7+, but quality like this doesn’t come cheap. See if this device is for you in our Surface Pro review…
17 Mar 2022
Philips Brilliance 346P1C review: A brilliant choice
A photograph of the Philips Brilliance 346P1C
monitors

Philips Brilliance 346P1C review: A brilliant choice

The curved Brilliance lives up to its name, defeating all-comers in the process
4 Jan 2022
Iiyama ProLite XUB2792QSN-B1 review: Superb value for money
A photograph of the Iiyama ProLite XUB2792QSN-B1
monitors

Iiyama ProLite XUB2792QSN-B1 review: Superb value for money

If your budget is locked at £300, you won’t find a better 27in screen than this
30 Dec 2021
Philips Moda 27 (4K) review: Moda, Moda, burning bright
A photograph of the Philips Moda 27 (4K)
monitors

Philips Moda 27 (4K) review: Moda, Moda, burning bright

You don’t have to pay nearly £500 for 4K, but the Moda 27 might just tempt you
28 Dec 2021
LG UltraWide Ergo 34WN780-B review: Armed and ready
A photograph of the LG UltraWide Ergo 34WN780-B
monitors

LG UltraWide Ergo 34WN780-B review: Armed and ready

The arm mount separates this monitor from the rest, and it delivers on quality, too
23 Dec 2021
Eizo FlexScan EV2360 review: A great little monitor for crowded desks
Eizo FlexScan EV2360 monitor photograph
monitors

Eizo FlexScan EV2360 review: A great little monitor for crowded desks

A basic screen in many ways, but if pixels per inch are more important than actual inches then it's an excellent choice
21 Dec 2021
Buying a monitor: Ten key questions to ask
A developer using two monitors while sitting on his desk
monitors

Buying a monitor: Ten key questions to ask

How do you decide between the plethora of monitors available? By asking a few pertinent questions – and setting a budget that can’t be broken
17 Dec 2021
AOC Q34E2A review: An ultra-wide monitor that’s incredible value
AOC Q34E2A monitor photograph
monitors

AOC Q34E2A review: An ultra-wide monitor that’s incredible value

If you’re looking for an outsized display on a modest budget, this could well be your best buy
16 Dec 2021
Huawei MateView review: A stunning, innovative screen – but it’s expensive
Huawei MateView monitor photograph
monitors

Huawei MateView review: A stunning, innovative screen – but it’s expensive

With its distinctive shape and superb colour, this monitor stands well apart from the crowd
14 Dec 2021
The true story behind the IBM Personal Computer
A front view of the IBM Personal Computer on a plain white background with the IBM logo on the screen in green
Hardware

The true story behind the IBM Personal Computer

The industry-creating IBM Personal Computer 5150 turned 40 this year. To mark the occasion, we reveal the story of its birth – and destroy one long-ru…
3 Dec 2021
Dell UltraSharp 25 USB-C review: A cut above
Dell UltraSharp 25 USB-C monitor
monitors

Dell UltraSharp 25 USB-C review: A cut above

It’s expensive, but this compact 25in monitor is packed with pixels and class
2 Dec 2021
Dynabook Tecra A40-J-11J review: A laptop that goes the distance
A photograph of the Dynabook Tecra A40-J-11J
Laptops

Dynabook Tecra A40-J-11J review: A laptop that goes the distance

A brutally fast and affordable business laptop with great battery life, but don’t expect top screen quality
29 Nov 2021
PC Specialist Aurora R review: A lion in waiting
A photograph of the PC Specialist Aurora R front and rear
Hardware

PC Specialist Aurora R review: A lion in waiting

A sound foundation if you are looking for a PC on which to build, but set your expectations low for now
4 Oct 2021
Dell Inspiron Small Desktop 3881 review: Keep it simple
A photograph of the Dell Inspiron Small Desktop 3881
Hardware

Dell Inspiron Small Desktop 3881 review: Keep it simple

This stripped-back PC offers everything people need whilst packing in a couple of surprises
29 Sep 2021
Upgrade to a business-class office, without spending a fortune
A photograph of a desk in a home office with a monitor and PC
Business strategy

Upgrade to a business-class office, without spending a fortune

It looks like home working is here to stay, so here are some ways to work in comfort and make the best possible impression over video calls
27 Jul 2021
Acer ConceptD 700 review: Stylish and well-specified
The front and back of the ConceptD 700
Hardware

Acer ConceptD 700 review: Stylish and well-specified

A workstation that’s whisper-quiet in everyday use, even if it’s outgunned by rivals
23 Apr 2021
Acer ConceptD CP5271UV review: A great value buy
Acer ConceptD CP5271UV
monitors

Acer ConceptD CP5271UV review: A great value buy

A versatile 1440p monitor that’s as well suited to video editing and gaming as it is designing for print
12 Apr 2021
Philips 329P1H review: An enormous screen, with a price to match
Philips 329P1H
monitors

Philips 329P1H review: An enormous screen, with a price to match

Philips adds to its ever-expanding portfolio of USB docking monitors with yet another flexible display
24 Mar 2021
ViewSonic VP2785-2K review: A steal for print and video
VP2785-2K
monitors

ViewSonic VP2785-2K review: A steal for print and video

It has its niggles, but this is a superb choice for creative pros on a tight budget
10 Mar 2021
Prime Computer PrimeMini 5 review: Green machine
Prime Computer PrimeMini 5 front view
Hardware

Prime Computer PrimeMini 5 review: Green machine

It may have a high price, but this compact and silent PC is extremely cheap to run
12 Feb 2021
LG Ergo 27QN880-B review: Stand and under-deliver
LG Ergo 27QN880-B front angle
monitors

LG Ergo 27QN880-B review: Stand and under-deliver

It stands out, but you know you’re in trouble when you love a monitor’s ergonomics more than its panel
1 Feb 2021
Asus Mini PC PN50 review: No storage? No problem
Asus Mini PC PN50
Hardware

Asus Mini PC PN50 review: No storage? No problem

Based on AMD’s mobile processors, this compact barebones system is staggeringly versatile
25 Jan 2021
StonePC Lite (Ryzen) review: A winner for price and performance
StonePC Lite
Hardware

StonePC Lite (Ryzen) review: A winner for price and performance

Corporate buyers take note: AMD’s Ryzen 4000 Pro Series of chips are a genuine match for Intel vPro
12 Jan 2021
Acer B7 B277U review: One solid screen
Acer B7 B277U
monitors

Acer B7 B277U review: One solid screen

An excellent option, especially if you need strong gamut coverage
4 Jan 2021
Eizo FlexScan EV2795 review: Quality seeping from every pore
Eizo FlexScan EV2795 front view
monitors

Eizo FlexScan EV2795 review: Quality seeping from every pore

Expensive for a 1440p 27in screen, but its quality and clutch of useful features make it worth the cash
29 Dec 2020
Scan 3XS RTX Studio Pro G132R review: Silent but deadly
Scan 3XS RTX Studio Pro G132R front angle
Hardware

Scan 3XS RTX Studio Pro G132R review: Silent but deadly

Considering the power contained within, this workstation is quite simply a bargain at this price
23 Dec 2020
BenQ EW2780U review: A great choice for the price
BenQ EW2780U
monitors

BenQ EW2780U review: A great choice for the price

A quality display for work duties that’s also great for watching videos after hours
21 Dec 2020