Thinking About Hardware Reviews (Premium)


I’ve been evaluating laptops and other electronics for over 20 years, and it shouldn’t be surprising that I’ve continually updated my approach to writing reviews. I want them to be informative, of course, but also useful to potential buyers, and I take the responsibility of recommending---or not recommending---an expensive product like this very seriously.

But there are limitations. I’m just one person, and my reviews will be colored by my specific experiences and, in part, by my own needs. That is, though I try to expand the discussion beyond my personal preferences, all reviews are, by nature, opinions and are thus subjective. There are things about some laptops or other devices that I don’t like that others will not mind or might even prefer. And vice versa.

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