Brendan is originally from California. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz and managed to avoid playing hacky sack with anyone during his time there. Prior to writing for Reviewed.com, he did IT support and wrote for a technology blog in his native land, the mythical Silicon Valley. Brendan enjoys history, Marx Brothers films, Vietnamese food, cars, and laughing loudly.
Articles and Reviews by Brendan Nystedt
The Best Antivirus Software of 2017
April 27, 2017 – Looking for anti-virus protection for your Windows machine? These are the best.
I built this computer for $50—and you can too
April 11, 2017 – The Raspberry Pi 3 is a gateway drug to amazing DIY possibilities.
Amazon's best tech deals: Kindle for kids, cheap wireless earbuds, and more
April 10, 2017 – Top deals of the day on your favorite mobile products.
These laptops prove the DVD drive isn't extinct yet
April 07, 2017 – We give you the rundown on four great laptops that have DVD drives.
Dell XPS 15 (9560) Laptop Review
April 05, 2017 – Our full review of Dell's flagship laptop, the XPS 15 featuring 7th gen Intel chips and Nvidia graphics.
Save on Amazon's cheapest tablets this week only
April 03, 2017 – Amazon's already cheap tablets are even cheaper right now
This $200 tablet runs Android and Windows...and it's not good
March 31, 2017 – We take a look at the Chuwi Hi10 Plus dual-boot tablet
Love your old iPad? You’ll love the new one more
March 24, 2017 – The new affordable 9.7-inch iPad is as good as it looks
Can Samsung's Tab S3 compete with the Apple iPad Pro?
March 22, 2017 – We try Samsung's latest premium tablet, and see how it holds up.
USB-C is a nightmare—here's why the iPhone should stick to Lightning
March 17, 2017 – The dream of USB-C as a "universal" plug is actually a nightmare
Get Pi Day laptop and Xbox deals from Microsoft today only
March 14, 2017 – You don't have to be a geometry whiz to see a good deal here.
Attention road warriors: these mobile essentials are at all-time low prices on Amazon
March 06, 2017 – Two Anker devices that road warriors should not be without are on sale
How I've saved hundreds of dollars buying laptops—and how you can, too
March 03, 2017 – New, refurbished, or open-box, here's how to save on your next PC
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Laptop Review
February 28, 2017 – Our full lap-tested review of Dell's latest Inspiron 7000 2-in-1, featuring 7th gen Intel Core chips.
How you can easily get the best price on a Mac
February 24, 2017 – How to save hundreds of dollars on Apple's MacBook laptops.
HP 14-an013nr Laptop Review
February 21, 2017 – We take a look at whether HP's 14-an013nr budget laptop is any good. Spoilers: it's good for $200.
This laptop is just $350, and we love it
February 20, 2017 – The new i3 Acer Aspire E 15 is a great budget pick for only $349
The best laptops under $200 of 2017
February 16, 2017 – Got about $200 and want a cheap-but-good laptop? These are the best.
Kick your old PC to the curb with discounts on some of our favorite laptops
February 13, 2017 – Now's a great time to snag your next laptop from the Microsoft Store
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9365) Laptop Review
February 10, 2017 – Our full review of Dell's latest XPS device, a 2-in-1 version of its winning XPS 13 ultrabook.