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Best Tech Brands of 2022: HWM+HWZ.com Tech Awards Readers' Choice Results

By Zachary Chan - 31 May 2022

Computing (Part 3)

Best Computer Chair Brand - SecretLab

Another new category borne from two years of work-from-home arrangements where employees and gamers alike had to source for their own setup. SecretLab wins this category with a convincing 47% of total votes. 2021 saw a refresh of their existing lineup with the Titan Evo 2022 series that featured new materials and new ergonomics that had been highly regarded in our reviews. The home-grown brand doesn't only deliver a great chair, but one that appeals to fans through countless collaborations that are unmatched by any others. That alone makes them a standout from the get-go as far as marketing and positioning are concerned.

 

Best Ultraportable Notebook Brand - Apple

Apple continues to dominate our Readers’ Choice polls, increasing its lead with 33% of total votes. Likely, the MacBook Pro with M1 Max chipset was the culprit. In second place, ASUS managed to maintain their 20% share, while Lenovo, Dell and HP lost some ground to the benefit of Microsoft. These results actually seem to fit with the increased popularity in the Windows PC market for hybrids like the Surface Pro 8, and innovations such as the multi-display ZenBook Duos from ASUS.

 

Best Convertible Notebook Brand - ASUS

The close rivalry between ASUS and Microsoft fans continues in our polls for Best Convertible Notebook Brand, with ASUS clinching the title for the third year in a row now, but with the slimmest of margins at 26% versus 25% total vote count respectively. As mentioned in the Ultraportable Notebook award, Microsoft’s Surface lineup is often seen as the standard-bearer for hybrid and convertible notebooks, while ASUS stays relevant as one of the few consistent innovators for convertible and hybrid notebooks from their standard ZenBook Flip series to the wilder ZenBook 17 Fold OLED and ROG Flow Z13.

 

Best Business Notebook Brand - Lenovo

Our Readers’ Choice polls tell a very interesting story when it comes to notebooks. While Apple is the thought leader for Ultraportables as a generic category, Lenovo remains your first choice when it comes to Best Business Notebook Brand. No doubt the ThinkPad heritage carries incredible weight here, but we would also say the standard Yoga line has done well for the more lifestyle-conscious user in recent years. Compared to last year’s results, Lenovo has managed to pull away from Apple with a more comfortable lead of 26% of total votes than last year.

 

Best PC Components Retailer (Singapore) - Fuwell

One would never know our readers are so passionate about where they get PC components from, a sign that the DIY culture is still quite alive. Last year saw Dynacore Tech tripping Fuwell’s 11-year winning streak, but Fuwell is once again your Best PC Components Retailer in this year’s voting. However, the results were again down to the wire of a mere 45-vote difference between first and second place among the thousands of voters in total.

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