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Originally Posted by ollidab View Post

They probably make enough money out of the Ads.

Definitely! In the past, CPU Magazine included a new reader mod which graced the front cover of the magazine every month. Now, the last couple of issues have featured big name companies on the front cover of the magazine, such as Intel and Enermax, touting their new products.

For example, in the March 2012 issue of CPU Magazine, Intel showcases their newest SSD lineup on the front cover of the magazine, with the associated page number, in this case, page 14. If you go to the page, you'll see the SSD spread, and in the corner margin of the "article", you'll see the word "Advertisement". Dont believe me? Check it out yourself:

http://www.computerpoweruser.com/DigitalIssues/ComputerPowerUser/CP____1203__/

It's a bit sketchy in my opinion because CPU Magazine makes it look like they wrote the article on Intel's newest SSD lineup. But in reality, it's just a marketing blurb written up by Intel and included in the magazine with the product prominently displayed on the front cover.

I find this slightly annoying because it did away with the customary reader mod that's always been front and center on the cover of the rag. Nevertheless, CPU Magazine remains one of my favorite PC rags to read, more so than Maximum PC.

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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post

i have done that like 5 times now and never get the physical mags, just the stupid digital ones and i just hate reading stuff on a screen.

I'll be honest, I have yet to pay for a CPU Magazine subscription for the last 2-3 years. I usually wait for this deal to go "live" and I just renew. It's always worked for me this way. redface.gif

Anyhow, thanks to all that repped, I really appreciate it! thumb.gif
Edited by garetjax27 - 2/27/12 at 7:18pm
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I don't like to sound like a downer, but this magazine has went to crap. It was decent two years ago. I still get this magazine for free, but they don't even rate their reviews anymore. 75% of the magazine is complete ads, and the "reviews" they actually do are completely biased. The last few months have been exceptionally bad.
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I get this magazine. It is mostly ads and the reviews they do produce sound like ads the manufacturer produced, where they merely list off the features without talking about how they work or if they work at all. They review cases without building them, power supplies by measuring nothing but their efficiency and amperage, SSDs by product summary pages. I use mine as a rolling mat for my cigarettes until the next one comes.
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I get this magazine. It is mostly ads and the reviews they do produce sound like ads the manufacturer produced, where they merely list off the features without talking about how they work or if they work at all. They review cases without building them, power supplies by measuring nothing but their efficiency and amperage, SSDs by product summary pages. I use mine as a rolling mat for my cigarettes until the next one comes.

I concur with this. I guess it makes for ok toilet reading lol.
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WOW. I forgot to check "Print" the first time while signing up. Checked it on my second submission...I wonder if it will work.

Anyway, thank you for the tip OP!
    
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Awesome! I used to subscribe to CPU many years ago and look forward to reading it again. Thanks so much +REP
    
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I want to roll my cigs with this magazine, subbed!
    
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post #28 of 82
When you get something for free there is always a reason. The advertising more than likely pays for your free subscription. That being said I have received this mag for free for a couple of years now
and it provides some info on current products that I may not have picked up anywhere else so its worth something. Thanks garetjax27 for the chance to renew my subscription.
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after i signed up for a new account [ checked PRINT when it asked ]. it said registration complete and then it bought me to a slideshow page where i could read a sample issue.

 

is that it? guess have to wait til march something for that 1st issue to arrive to see if i did it right. thinking.gif

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nice, i keep getting free subs, as they sponsor mac lan club from time to time... great magazine... lots of case mod coverage.
     
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