Cnet gives 2011 MBP Editors Choice after 1 day, destroys credibility

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  1. punchwalk macrumors regular

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    It was already clear from past years' reviews that CNET's laptop specialist is an Apple fanboy. This is the smoking gun.

    I'm sure the new MBP is a fantastic machine, but to slap such an award on it within 48 hours of release just seems irresponsible.

    Hopefully these sporadic heat issue reports won't become the next Apple pandemic and make a fool out of CNET yet again.
     
  2. sigma8 macrumors regular

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    Is it really a smoking gun? How many hours do suggest it requires for them or anyone to evaluate a machine against their editors choice criteria? One would hope that such criteria was objective, and not simply the result of spending some quality alone time with the machine. If the criteria is objective, they should be able to evaluate it within 24 hours, unless it explicitly includes "usage of time" metrics, or endurance tests of some sort that exceed what can be done in a day.

    Like you said, their credibility may not be pristine to begin with, but I don't think this damages it any. It is the fastest laptop at the moment, no?
     
  3. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Nothing new here, cnet gives every Apple product the same lavish reviews. If the 13" MBP still had a core2duo, they'd still call it innovative and fresh.

    It'll stay that way until either the staff changes over, or their interests change. Look at Engadget today, then go back 2 years, it was the same story for them.
     
  4. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    It was innovative and fresh....in '06
     

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