Toms Hardware Being Sold

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Toms Hardware Being Sold

Post by andyb » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:41 am

http://www.theinq.com/default.aspx?article=38781

But to whom.???

And will their new owners turn Toms Hardware into a decent review site again.


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Post by Shadowknight » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:25 am

Well, some people claim that Tom's Hardware sold out years ago. :wink: :D
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Post by cAPSLOCK » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:56 am

Can only make it better IMHO :wink:
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Post by disphenoidal » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:19 pm

I can't even count how many times I've been to Tom's Hardware and vowed never to return, only to be driven back out of boredom. I just didn't realize other people thought it sucked too.
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Post by Iateronmly » Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:22 pm

The only time I ever went to Tom's was if no one else had a review, and then I only went there for the pictures. :lol:

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Re: Toms Hardware Being Sold

Post by Ralf Hutter » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:35 am

andyb wrote:Toms Hardware Being Sold
??

I thought they had already been sold to Intel about 10 years ago.
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Post by Xhyra » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:54 pm

I for one think this is horrific news. TH was a comedy goldmine.

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Post by mr. poopyhead » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:35 pm

what are some good websites then?

i've been reading, SPCR (of course...), xbit labs, inquirer, anandtech, and tom's hardware for years now... tom's has sucked for years.. i don't even know why i check it every day... anandtech seems like a marketing website for OCZ.

i still trust xbit most of the time, and SPCR. any other good sites i should read?

i did a search of the forums but i couldn't find anything...
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Post by nightmorph » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:45 pm

Tech Report, Ars Technica, and HardwareZone, though the latter seems to be a Sudhian Media company like AnandTech and sfftech.com.

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Post by sareiodata » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:19 pm

I've been reading the THG forums for quite some time and never have I seen so much discontent with the users regarding the quality of the articles! I hope things turn out better...some articles where really bad...
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Post by jhhoffma » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:18 pm

One of my favorite sites is guru3d.com. While it may be a little light on the reviews, it's a great information portal on new hardware. It also has most of the newer drivers for most popular hardware along with some tweaking software. SharkyExtreme used to be good, but I hardly go there anymore. GDHardware.com used to be good before they went over to bootdaily.com. Now they're just a bunch of Ageia fanboys...

AVSForum.com, MissingRemote.com, HTPCNews.com, and TheGreenButton.com are all great for HTPC users (particularly MCE users).
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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:30 pm

toms sucks.

it is bought out, it lies terribly, it is a hunk of shit.

fuck tom

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Post by Xhyra » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:41 am

Aside from SPCR I frequent extremetech, anandtech, hexus, hardOCP, and bit-tech. Good variety of stuff between them.

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Post by Sylph-DS » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:28 am

Never read Tom's much. Mostly on SPCR, and on Gathering of Tweakers (they're Dutch, so I can well immagine the name says a whole lot of nothing to most of you :))

Tweakers isn't very specialized and usually doesn't have such deep reviews, but they cover just about anything and have something of an online 'paper' running with usually like 10-20 articles a day, so I think it's great.

Besides SPCR and Tweakers I barely have any sites I really visit often, if I want to read about a certain product, I just google and read as much reviews as possible, to get the most complete picture.
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