Leo Waldock

Leo Waldock


Leo Waldock has been writing about PC technology for some 20 years.

If he had a family motto it would be "You know, Windows really isn't as bad as you might think".

He has yet to own a Mac and believes that a Micro Four Thirds Panasonic is a decent camera, which just goes to show we never stop learning.

Intel is going to open up access to the Intellectual Property behind Thunderbolt 3 so that the IT industry will be able to manufacture Thunderbolt 3 hardware. And that’s a good thing…sort of…

With Ryzen already making serious inroads into Intel’s market, AMD has just upped the stakes massively with the revelation of its new forthcoming 16-core Threadripper. Game on!

It is only two weeks until Computex, the annual tech jamboree in Taipei, Taiwan, where we are increasingly confident that Intel will launch Core i9 and its HEDT (High-End DeskTop) platform, Basin Falls.

More on AMD's new 8K supporting Radeon Pro Duo

Published in Production

AMD has released a new version of its Radeon Pro Duo workstation graphics card that is completely different to the version launched in April 2016. 

Nvidia has been dominant in the industry for so long that it is able to charge a substantial premium for its graphics cards. That might all be about to change.

A lack of real competition in the CPU market recently has seen prices drift steadily upwards while the gloss has come off performance progress, all of which means that AMD's new Ryzen CPU has the potential to be a real game-changer and a proper challenge to Intel's hold on the desktop industry.

Leo Waldock takes a look at the latest movements in the SSD market and, while these are all from the UK which has its own economic peculiarities at the moment, the trends map onto countries around the globe.

At anywhere between $1800 and $2700 the new Razer Blade laptop isn’t cheap, but this is one of those happy times when you very much get what you pay for: it is deeply impressive.

AMD's new Zen-based CPU architecture will last until 2020 and beyond and is rolling out in three distinct forms - desktop, mobile and server - throughout this year. Leo Waldock, for one, is looking forward to it.

A new 7th gen CPU and chipset combination of Kaby Lake and Z270 to replace Skylake and Z170 looks like a fantastic way to start 2017, however things are not quite what they seem.

The state of Solid State Drives in 2016

Published in Post & VFX

We revisit the solid state drive (SSD) market and investigate why some of our more optimistic predictions have yet to pan out.

Samsung launches new SSDs up to 2TGB in capacity

Published in Technology & Computing

Samsung’s new 960 EVO and 960 PRO M.2 NVMe SSDs feature third generation 48-layer NAND technology for an increased boost in capacity and speed.

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