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Old 04-01-2005, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What resources do you use when researching hardware?

When you're researching a hardware purchase, what resources to you use? Tom's Hardware? CNet? Epinions? Others?

For instance, right now I'm trying to find the best mid-level document scanner out there for a client. Where would you look?

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Old 04-01-2005, 12:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Usually take a quick scan on newegg for research purposes. They have user ratings/price in one big list so it's convenient. Once I narrow it down, then do a review search. If I buy from a local store, obviously, should check there first. Then from that list you can research as before.

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Old 04-01-2005, 12:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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check the reviews on newegg as chankama said

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I am a partner in the above website, and would be happy to help you configure a fully built PC on a budget. PM me or contact mark@xero-systems.co.uk
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newegg, tigerdirect, then I ask folks on the forums about their expirience with the hardware I'm looking for.
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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All of the above, plus I Google it looking for reviews from multiple sources.


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