Thursday, August 04, 2005

It Takes a Discerning Eye to See Through Laptop Lingo

Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post

Laptops now advertise hard drives of 60, 80 or 100 gigabytes, but you always get less than that. First, everybody in the industry uses a definition of "gigabyte" that artificially pads out the size of the drive by about 7 percent. (The laptop reviews on Page F7 list the correct figures.) Second, many vendors of Windows laptops use some of the hard drive to hide a set of system-recovery programs, including a backup copy of Windows, instead of providing those on separate CDs or DVDs.

Meet Robert Pegoraro at CPCUG

Monday, August 8, 2005, 7-10 pm
Location: Washington Gas, 6801 Industrial Road, Springfield, Va

How Personal Technology Products Are Reviewed
Rob Pegoraro, Personal Technology Editor, The Washington Post

We all read product reviews; besides shaping our purchases and dealings with technology, they often determine product and company success or failure. The Washington Post's Rob Pegoraro has covered personal technology for more than a few years and shared more than a few opinions with readers. An always-engaging speaker, he'll describe how he reviews products, including selecting review items, dealing with vendors, structuring and performing reviews, and enjoying reader feedback.

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