Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, PCWorld

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, former x86/6800 programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living in the San Francisco bay area. jjacobi@pcworld.com

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Seagate FireCuda 520 NVMe SSD review: Outstanding performance and 4th-gen PCIe

Seagate's FireCuda 520 performs on a par with its 510 predecessor over PCIe 3, but it also supports PCIe 4 to the tune of 2.1GBps sustained transfers.

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Vizio P-Series Quantum X 4K UHD TV review: Color galore and brightness to the moon, but those aliasing issues...

Depending on what you watch, Vizio's P-Series Quantum X TV can be either astonishingly vivid, or mildly annoying. A ton of peak brightness, quantum dot color, and poor anti-aliasing will do that.

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Hisense H9F 4K UHD TV review: Great color and HDR for not a whole lot of money

The Hisense H9F, with first-rate color and HDR, is one of the best TVs in its class. However, detail acuity and blacks aren't as strong.

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Braven BRV-XL Bluetooth speaker review: Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy—and with a built-in bottle opener, too!

Zagg says this large weatherproof Bluetooth speaker is "Rocky Mountain Tested."

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Samsung Q60R 4K UHD smart TV review: The QLED color experience for less

The Q60R delivers Samsung's full quantum dot color experience and lux QLED features at an affordable price point. But there are trade-offs

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Kingston KC600 SATA SSD: Top-tier performance, top-tier price

Kingston's KC600 costs considerably more than bargain 2.5-inch SATA SSDs, but it's a much better overall performer.

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HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme?

HDMI and DisplayPort are both capable of sending high-definition video and high-res audio from a source to a display. We compare their feature sets and typical use scenarios.

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Addlink S22 QLC SSD review: Quad-level cell NAND that sustains write speeds, on the cheap

The S22 QLC 2.5-inch SSD sidesteps 4-bit QLC NAND's normal slow sustained writing, and it costs less than 9 cents per gigabyte. That makes it a budget drive worth buying.

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Iperius Backup review: Versatile, powerful backup

Though the methodology can be confusing at times, Iperius Backup is arguably the most versatile, comprehensive and compatible backup program available. It's also free if all you need is local plain file backup.

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SK Hynix Gold S31 review: A great SATA SSD from the largest vendor you've likely never heard of

SK Hynix's Gold S31 2.5-inch SSD performs on a par with or better than just about any other drive on the market. A sterling effort from a longtime manufacturer.

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Vizio M-Series Quantum 4K UHD smart TV review: Great color, moderate HDR

Vizio's M-Series Quantum delivers outstanding color and decent HDR for not a whole lot of cash. But there's no motion compensation, native DLNA streaming, or Bluetooth output.

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WD's My Passport 5TB USB hard drive review: Updated style and capacity

Though not as fast as some pricier competition, WD's My Passport external USB 3.2 hard drive is attractive, affordable, and available in 5TB capacity.

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Soliom G1 380° review: A clever, but incomplete take on a dual-channel dash cam

With dual 190-degree cameras, the Soliom G1 380° dash cam will cover more of the front and side action than other products, but poor video quality and obstructions make night and rear coverage problematic.

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NAD Masters M10 streaming amplifier review: Great sound, Dirac room correction, and lots more

The NAD M10 streaming amplifier sounds great, is extremely versatile and offers Dirac so you can tune it to your acoustical space. But despite a large colorful touch display, setup and some other functions rely on a phone app or web browser.

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Samsung Q80R 4K UHD TV review: The smart shopper's option in top-tier TVs

Samsung's Q80R is a bargain in the land of top-tier TVs. It has a great picture, but saves you money by omitting unnecessary (albeit nifty) top-of-the-line design flourishes.

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