Cyber ​​Monday 2022 – Real IT tips

Laptops, keyboards, mice… IT has something for everyone and every budget on Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday. Here is our selection of products tested and approved by our team of experts.

Laptop
MONITORS
STORAGE
KEYBOARDS/MICE
NETWORK
SOFTWARE
HUB
GRAPHICS CARDS

Laptop

The Apple MacBook Pro 14 is available with at least 10 M1 Pro/Max processor versions, including a version with 8 CPU cores and 14 GPU cores. Therefore, this model is the most affordable, but retains all the qualities of the MacBook Pro 14.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 is an interesting ultraportable with a sleek design. However, it has undeniable qualities; we especially think of its changeable screen, great autonomy and the ability to install apps from the Google Play Store.

Asus VivoBook 14x is a mid-range laptop from a Taiwanese manufacturer. With a 14-inch panel, it is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, the same as those used in gaming laptops. It is enough to cope with any office and creative task.

Samsung has returned to the French market with the Galaxy Book2. The Pro version is equipped with a 15.6-inch Amoled panel and an Intel Core i7 processor with a thickness of 12 mm and a weight of 1.1 kg; a real tour de force.

MONITORS

With its 34-inch curved panoramic panel and above all 165 Hz refresh rate, Huawei’s MateView GT is aimed more at video game enthusiasts, but this monitor has many other resources to expand its audience.

With a Quad HD 144 Hz 1 ms IPS panel, the Asus TUF VG27AQ is one of the first monitors on the market to support black image input with a dynamic refresh rate; and this is a real success!

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The Iiyama G-Master GB2590HSU-B1 monitor is among the most affordable 240 Hz models on the market. Attention, the screen is limited to Full HD.

The Asus TUF VG28UQL1A monitor has a 28-inch Ultra HD 144 Hz IPS panel. It features reliable colorimetry and HDMI 2.1 compatibility (4K/120 Hz and VRR).

STORAGE

To satisfy both ultra-fast SSD seekers and owners of Sony PS5 consoles, Seagate offers its FireCuda 530 series in a version with a heat sink. An uncompromising series with a solid technical report.

KEYBOARDS/MICE

Simple and efficient, the Logitech K400 Plus does a great job as a portable and utility keyboard. This is a great mid-range multimedia keyboard.

The Vulcan TKL Pro is a compact high-end gaming keyboard with opto-mechanical switches. Its design and low-profile switches make it an original model, but no less effective.

Hybrid keyboards must combine the best mechanics and membrane. Several manufacturers have tried this with varying degrees of success (mecha-membrane models at Razer, mechanical at Cooler Master, etc.). With the Membranical technology used in the Horde and Horde Aimo keyboards, Roccat wants to join the dance.

Corsair once again enjoys exclusivity in the latest switches from Cherry: the MX Low Profile. For their launch, Corsair chose a safe bet in their lineup: here, the K70 RGB MK.2, modified to accommodate these new low-end switches.

A cheap alternative to the Pulsefire Surge, this Pulsefire Core, which has limited ambitions on paper, performs relatively well in practice. Due to its lightness and excellent sliding, it is very comfortable and can be used for long hours without getting tired.

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The Aerox 5 is simply the wired version of the Aerox 5 Wireless that we tested extensively. It’s an interesting mouse in more ways than one.

With Viper 8KHz’s Hyperpolling technology, Razer increases the exchange rate with the computer from 1000Hz to 8000Hz to eliminate lag, the sworn enemy of competitive gamers.

An evolution of the MX Master, the MX Master 2S is identical to the old one except for the color. Only in appearance, because the changes are hidden at the electronic and software level.

Like the MX Master 2S, the MX Anywhere 2S is just an evolution of the MX Anywhere 2. For this, Logitech did not touch the shape of the mouse and focused on improving the electronics and software. So, in addition to the new laser sensor, the Anywhere 2S benefits from a new function called Flow, which is especially practical when using several computers at the same time.

The Prime+ from SteelSeries is a premium gaming mouse that cuts the chase and focuses on competitive gaming. There is no colorful design here, but a dual optical sensor, responsive buttons and even a mini OLED screen.

NETWORK

TP-Link RE650x is a wall-mounted WiFi repeater. This model is compatible with WiFi 6 (802.11ax) theoretical maximum aggregate speed of 1800 Mb/s. Testing it in the lab allowed us to see what it really has to offer in practice.

TP-Link RE700X offers high performance for a simple repeater with a total throughput of 3000 Mb/s.

In the market of wireless network systems, the Wi-Fi 6 standard is starting to take an increasingly large share. However, TP-Link intends to prove that the old guard hasn’t lost its interest, with the all-in-one Deco M9 Plus kit.

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Very simple to apply, this repeater is also particularly practical with its female power socket and positioning assist mode.

Amazon’s Eero 6 Pro wifi system is the manufacturer’s most advanced network kit. It hosts Wi-Fi 6 with 4200 Mbps and a ZigBee hub for Alexa. The kit consists of three modules to extend the network coverage as much as possible.

The Mercusys Halo H80X is a network system consisting of three Wi-Fi 6 compatible terminals that can reach a combined speed of 3000 Mb/s. low price..

SOFTWARE

Adobe is also taking part in the Black Friday discounts, offering a fairly significant discount on the most complete subscription. Here we are talking about the full set of Creative Cloud with about twenty software. Photoshop to Lightroom through Premiere Pro, not forgetting Illustrator or InDesign.

HUB

The Ugreen 7-in-1 USB-C hub expands the connectivity of a terminal equipped with a USB-C port. The software has USB-A, HDMI, Ethernet and SD card reader slots. It can also charge the main device with Power Delivery compatibility.

GRAPHICS CARDS

Built for gaming at 1440p, AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 is set to use the RDNA2 architecture to eclipse Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30. And for this, it emphasizes its compatibility with raytracing games.

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