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HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2018: Readers' Choice Results

By Ng Chong Seng - 21 Feb 2018

Readers' Choice Awards - Computing (Part 3)

Readers’ Choice Awards - Computing (Part 3)


Best Inkjet Printer Brand - Canon

With a commanding 41% of the votes, Canon is once again our readers’ favorite inkjet printer brand. Late last year, the maker of EOS cameras updated its Pixma photo and office printer lineup with several new models, such as the Pixma TR8570, TS5170, TS8170, and TS9170. Updated designs and a new photo blue ink (for the TS9170 and TS8170) aside, Canon has introduced a new Message in Print app that lets users embed animations or links to web videos in any photo. And just a few weeks back, the company updated its Pixma G ink tank printer series with the G4010, G3010, and G2010, with each of these 4-color printers capable of delivering up to 6,000 B&W pages and 7,000 color document pages with a single set of inks.


Best Laser/LED Printer Brand - Canon

With 26% of the votes, Canon has edged out last year’s winner Fuji Xerox to win this year’s Best Laser/LED Printer Brand award. Canon’s laser printer team certainly had a busy 2017, introducing models such as the Imageclass LBP312x mono laser printer, the MF631Cn, MF633Cdw, MF635Cx, and MF735Cx color laser multi-function printers, as well as the LBP611Cn, LBP613Cdw, and LBP654Cx color laser single-function printers targeted at SOHOs, SMEs, and workgroups within large enterprises.


Best Wireless Networking Brand - ASUS

With 33% of the votes, this is the fifth straight year ASUS has won our Best Wireless Networking Brand award. Like its motherboards and graphics cards, ASUS offers a lot of wireless routers: AC5300 (even one under the ROG brand), AC3200, AC3100, AC2400, AC1900 routers - you name it. ASUS has gotten into the mesh networking game too, with the introduction of the AC2200 tri-band Lyra in 2017, and more systems are expected this year. But you don’t really need the Lyra to enjoy the benefits of a mesh network; ASUS has earlier this year announced a new firmware that enables users to use their existing ASUS routers to create a mesh Wi-Fi network. In second place is Linksys, maker of the Velop mesh Wi-Fi system and the new WRT32X wireless gaming router that has a built-in Killer Prioritization Engine.


Best IP Camera Brand - D-Link

With 23% of the votes, D-Link is now a two-time winner of our Best IP Camera Brand award. At the moment, D-Link’s best home IP camera remains the 2016 DCS-2630L, a wireless-AC-capable camera that offers a full HD image with a 180-degree field of view. But since 2017, Apple users invested in HomeKit have another option in the form of the Omna 180 Cam HD. For users who don’t need FHD quality, D-Link has plenty of HD cameras, including the DCS-960L, DCS-8100LH, and the tiny DCS-8000LH. Coming up strong in second place is Samsung with 18% of the votes.


Best PC Components Retailer (Singapore) - Fuwell

Sim Lim Square has always been the go-to place for DIY enthusiasts building their own systems, as this is the mall that gathers numerous PC components retailers under the same roof. For the ninth consecutive year, our readers have voted Fuwell their favorite local PC components retailer. The margin between second and fourth placings aren't that wide though: Best Bargain garnered 12%, and Bizgram, Cybermind, and PC Themes each received 11% of the votes.