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Originally Posted by MrWillyWonkaCan I ask, when you recieve products from manufacturers for reviewing, would you be biased to them on occasions? Because I remember reading a review where you couldn't compare this product with others from other manufacturers on manufacturers orders.
Originally Posted by stephen2002If it is an unstable part then it isn't finished. I agree with the column, don't bother to review it unless it is ready to go.
I also agree with some of the posts here, I don't mind reading shorter pre-release news blurbs giving a listing of features and some quick preformance numbers, along with the note that this is a pre-production model and is totally unstable.
Originally Posted by 3.5SEI recently had my new Seasonic S12-600 power supply fail after a week of use. From what I understand a number of others had similar experiences with new Seasonic PSU's. I'm hoping the one I get as a replacement is up to the usual Seasonic standards.
Originally Posted by eddie_dane"overclocked and unstable" should be used to describe the bit-tech staff not the products we review. :)
Originally Posted by bigzThere's some good points made here so far. If we were to do more 'previews' with early products how do you feel they should be presented? In the hardware section or as a piece of news (i.e. a single page look at a board in a bit more depth than the recent pictorial of the DFI SLI-DR Expert)?
Or part way to a full review, just with early products?
Originally Posted by RotoSequenceThats exactly what I think. You could always release a revised version of the review, that gives quick reference numbers and some good pictures, say its unstable and not in final production form, and leave it at that; that way, you get an initial preview, help out the company in understanding that its not worth giving a full preview of but they have somewhere to go, and give us something to get excited about :D
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