Get a (virtual) tour of the CNET Labs

To help keep you in the loop about how systems are benchmarked, field-tested, and reviewed, we've decided to throw the Labs' doors open for a rare tour.

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Surprisingly few people get to see what goes on inside the glass-walled CNET New York Labs, which is where our editors and Labs team test desktop and laptop computers.

To help keep you in the loop about how systems are benchmarked, field-tested, and reviewed, we've decided to throw the Labs' doors open for a rare tour, and allow a CNET TV crew to get a behind-the-scenes peek at what we do every day.

For the PC review process, we start with new systems getting shipped to the Labs, look at the setup and benchmarking requirements for desktops and laptops, talk about what we look for in terms of design and usability as reviewers, and even check out our new power consumption testing.

Want to hear more about what happens behind the glass doors of CNET Labs? Catch up with the entire New York Labs/Laptops team every week on the Digital City video podcast, Mondays at 3pm EST.

About the author

Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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