What Types of Products Does CNET Review?


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CNET reviews consumer electronics products such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, TVs and cameras. Other types of products and services include Web hosting solutions, gaming-related products such as gaming consoles and video games, and software products such as mobile apps and operating systems. All product type categories and reviews are available within the Reviews section on CNET.com.

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The Reviews section shows a list of the most recent reviews, including a brief summary, price range and an overall rating for specific products. It also displays a list of the most popular products, including links leading to their reviews, and a category selection menu that lists the most popular ones at the top. Each category includes all reviews for the selected product type and various filters that help users narrow down the list of products. For example, the section that covers reviews for desktop computers includes filters for manufacturers, operating system, processor type and the amount of memory.

Each category features a list of the best products as of 2015 for the selected product type. Additionally, they feature buying guides that provide tips regarding the purchase of products in different price ranges and answers to frequently asked questions. Reviews typically include an overview of pros and cons, a short summary, an overall rating on a 10-point scale and individual ratings for aspects such as value, design, features and performance. In addition to the editors’ ratings, reviews on CNET.com also include user ratings.

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