Trusted Reviews Awards 2022: Computing Winners

It’s been a busy year in the tech world, so we decided to host the Trusted Reviews Awards 2022 to celebrate all the gadgets that impressed us the most.

We’ve shortlisted the full computing category below, with the winners also revealed. Categories range from “best laptop” to “best VPN,” focusing on the large selection of products we’ve reviewed over the past 12 months.

So without further ado, here are all the winners of the 2022 Trusted Reviews Awards in the computing category.

Best laptop

Best laptop winner: Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED

Best Laptop Winner: Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED

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The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED was named the Best Recommended Laptop of 2022. The Ryzen 6000 delivers fast productivity performance, and we were incredibly impressed with its dazzling OLED display.

You can check out our best laptop shortlist below:

Best laptop for students

Best Student Laptop Winners: Surface Laptop Go 2

Best Student Laptop Award Winner: Surface Laptop Go 2

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2 may not be as powerful as other laptops, but its affordable price and great dimensions make it the perfect laptop for students who need to write articles on the go.

You can check out our shortlist of the best laptop for students below:

Best home office laptop

Best Home Office Laptop Award Winner: LG Gram 16 (2022)

Best Home Office Laptop Winner: LG Gram 16 (2022)

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Do you need a laptop to work at home? Then the LG Gram 16 (2022) is the better option, with a massive screen that helps boost productivity, and a lightweight frame that’s easy to carry to the office without breaking your back.

You can check out our best home office laptop shortlist below:

best screen

Best Device Award Winner: Samsung M8 Smart Screen

Best Screen Award Winner: Samsung M8 Smart Monitor

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There were a lot of great screens in 2022, but no device as smart as the Samsung M8 Smart Monitor. In addition to having an excellent productivity panel, it also has features traditionally only found with smart TVs, which features a wide range of apps so you don’t need an intermediary to play Netflix.

You can see our best shortlisted screens below:

Best Chromebook

Best Chromebook Winner: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2360

Best Chromebook Winner: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2360

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Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 was our favorite Chromebook of 2022. It’s a great value, with optional LTE connectivity, a high-resolution display, and a portable design.

You can check out our best Chromebook shortlist below:

The best ingredients

Best Ingredients Winner: Intel Core i5-12600K

Best Component Award Winner: Intel Core i5-12600K

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The Intel Core i5-12600K faced a lot of competition in 2022, but it came out on top thanks to its blazing speeds and affordable price. If you are looking to upgrade your PC, there are a few better options than this.

You can see the top ingredient winners below:

best printer

Best Printer Award Winner: Epson EcoTank ET-1810

Best Printer Winner: Epson EcoTank ET-1810

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The Epson EcoTank ET-1810 may not be as versatile, and it lacks the ability to copy, scan or fax. But it is so good at typography that such omissions are easily overlooked. With ink cartridges, it is also a very cost-effective option, especially when taking out documents in a home office.

You can see our best printer shortlist below.

best router

Best Router Award Winner: Netgear Orbi RBKE963 Wi-Fi 6E . Network System

Best Router: Netgear Orbi RBKE963 Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System

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With Wi-Fi routers embracing the new Wi-Fi 6E standard, there’s been plenty of competition in 2022. But the Netgear Orbi is our favorite, with the fastest long-distance speeds we’ve ever seen. It also has a comprehensive set of security features.

You can see our best router shortlist below:

Best VPN

Best VPN Winner: NordVPN

Best VPN Winner: NordVPN

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If you want a fast and secure VPN, NordVPN is our top recommended option. It’s not cheap, but at least you know you’re getting high quality.

You can see our best VPN shortlist below:

Best antivirus

Best Antivirus Winner: norton 360 advanced

Best Antivirus Winner: Norton 360 Advanced

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Norton 360 Advanced passes all of our benchmark tests with perfect malware protection. You can get similar protection from the free alternatives, but Norton’s extensive feature set (including a full VPN) makes the paid package well worth the investment.

You can check out our best antivirus shortlist below:

The best password manager

The best password manager winner: Petwarden

Best Password Managers Award Winner: Bitwarden

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Bitwarden is not only the best free password manager we tested, but it’s also the best paid option. It is easy to use, yet still has plenty of security features to satisfy most people.

You can see our best shortlist of password managers below:

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