It may seem odd, but sometimes reviewers are some of the last folks to
implement new technology. This has been the case for myself many a
time. Yes, we get some of the latest and greatest components, but
often we review them and then keep them on the shelf for comparative
purposes, all the while our personal systems run last generation parts
that we will not need to re-integrate into a test rig ever again. Or
in other cases, big money parts, like the one 30” 2560x1600 LCD that I
own, are always being utilized on the testbed and never actually being
used for things like browsing, gaming, or other personal activities.
Don’t get me wrong, this is not a “woe-is-me” rant about the hardships
of being a reviewer, but rather just an interesting side effect not
often attributed to folks who do this type of work. Yes, we get the
latest to play with and review, but we don’t often actually use these
new parts in our everyday lives.
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