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« on: August 12, 2017, 04:05:19 pm »

Grading on a curve: Microsoft Surface Laptop

Surface Laptop scored high praise from some popular tech pubs, but in their race for NOT APPLE! headlines, they missed real issues facing real consumers.

Consumer Reports:

  Consumer Reports is removing its "recommended" designation from four Microsoft laptops and cannot recommend any other Microsoft laptops or tablets because of poor predicted reliability in comparison with most other brands.

Here's how the publication came to that decision:

  To get at reliability, the Consumer Reports National Research Center surveys our subscribers regularly. There are millions of these folks, and many of them supply us with information on hundreds of thousands of individual products, including everything from pickup trucks to washing machines.

I'm not a fan of how the modern Consumer Reports handles technology reviews. Ever since the iPhone 4 "antenagate" scandal, I've felt they've emphasized sensationalism and attention-seeking over data and trustworthiness. The ridiculously rushed Mac...

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