Laptop Reviews

Laptop and notebook reviews are essentially worthless. CNET has a bunch of them, some accompanied by a short video review. I feel bad for the guy giving these reviews; most of these laptops are indistinguishable from each other, so he ends up saying things like "it's a great no-frills notebook suitable for creating spreadsheets and listening to music". For those who, say, want to listen to music, create a spreadsheet, and browse the web, they'll offer up a slightly more expensive model. It's almost ridiculous. I even read about some guy who custom-built a Dell for "viewing pictures" since his family likes to take lots of them during vacation. What, exactly, did that entail?

Anyway, people are drowning in the sea of configurations and options, so they make it simpler by saying "business user? this one creates excellent Word documents!" and the like.