Originally Posted by mutantmagnet
Thanks to the OP for listing the pros of cons of notebookcheck. I started using them recently to get a feel of my options but I didn't know their data could be that variable.
I wanted to offer one minor contribution to this thread.
In my search for good reviews and articles about laptop considerations a lot of the major venues I go to for desktop parts are very weak for mobile. By dumb luck today I actually came across a dedicated mobile site and the first article
I read was fairly informative and insightful. Because of how much trouble I was having finding a source of information on general knowledge, let alone in depth technical knowledge, I have to give this a thumbs up.
Eh. That link turned me off since they didn't mention Sager among other companies. The fact that they ranked Sony and Apple highly also irks me. Customer satisfaction is sadly something I wouldn't include in a rating system without getting more in depth on categories such as user base, the user's tech knowledge, ect. Apple has great reviews because they really have an awesome PR system to lull people into liking them. There's no way around the fact that Apple along with some of the other big brands in the link play on the ignorance of the consumer. I've dealt with Apple before and if you don't want to know what's wrong with something then they're great.
But I'll toss in your recommendation with a brief caution. They seem a little less in depth and their testing methodology much more surface. However, they cover other areas worth consideration so I think including them as a secondary source is a good idea. Thank you for the find.
Notebook check has to have that variability I think because of how different to similarly equipped laptops can be based on RAM, resolution, HDD, and even the type of VRAM used with a GPU choices made by the manufacturers. But again I'm pretty sure they state what the test scenario is that their results come from.