The best in gadgets this week
CNET Reviews Editor in Chief Lindsey Turrentine highlights the tech our editors loved this week. She also has an important question for you.
The best tech we reviewed this week is just that: the best. But these devices aren't without a few contradictions.
For example, Wayne Cunningham reviewed one of the most lovely-looking cars on the outside, the
This week we also spent some time with a monitor that, at first, sounds a little boring. The
What does Editors' Choice mean?
Which leads me to an important discussion about the meaning of the Editors' Choice award. Here's what the EC means coming from a CNET editor right now: An Editors' Choice product is the best device within its class at the moment. It's the product we recommend you buy if you're going to make a practical decision today. Is it the best product ever made? Maybe, but not always.
In this case, the Asus PA248Q is your best budget choice, not the best monitor ever made or even the best on the market. That monitor, the freaking phenomenal--reviewed way back in 2010--costs thousands of dollars and also earns an Editors' Choice. To this day, the HP DreamColor is the best monitor money can buy, though we don't give it a perfect five-star rating because we think it should cost less despite its excellence.
So what do you think? Do you think an Editors' Choice device should be the best product money can buy, bar none? Do you think that every Editors' Choice product should be perfection and rate five stars? Or do you think we should award even more Editors' Choice badgets to give you more high-quality options? Chime in in the comments. I'd love to hear your opinion.