Hello all. As you may have noticed we've announced the nominations for the 2012 PC Advisor Awards. And, as in previous years, we'd like to know what you think, via the Reader Awards. To make up for the two or three minutes it will take you to let us know your Best PC and laptop brands, your favourite online retailers and your gadget of the year, by entering your votes at the PC Advisor Awards pages (http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/awards) you'll automatically be entered into a prize draw, from which you can win £250 worth of Amazon vouchers.
Even if you don't want to vote (and why wouldn't you?), I'd love you for to let us know what you think about our editorial awards, the individcual nominees and categories, and the whole awards program, in this thread. Let us know what we've missed or products you particularly liked. Don't be shy!
Matt, this website is the best...triple A.
Looking forward to a full review of the Asus Transformer Prime it looks juicy.Also the Sony Nex 7 camera, two products on my wish list.Maybe they will be for the 2013 award.
No problem buteman. It's a problem we've never been able to solve. We do a lot of checking to make sure that we carry reviews only from legitimate, legal and above board companies, and we always follow up on complaints. But short of mystery shopping dozens of PCs from multiple vendors every month, we have no way of fairly judging customer service. I will say this, however. Building and selling PCs is a complex business, and there will always be occasions where things go wrong. You won't find a single PC maker that doesn't have user complaints against it. Trouble is, people are very rarely moved to comment when things go right.
Armchair No, just vote for the ones you feel comfortable passing opinion on. One of the reasons I love PC Advisor readers, and particularly forum users, is that things like this matter.
daz60 The Asus Transformer Prime does indeed look good, and it's an exciting development in form factor, although it concerns me that people are comparing it to the iPad. It is a compromise device. Has to be.
The only name over the entire lists that I've used this year is Amazon for a Pillars of the Earth DVD.
My personal austerity drive is driving much deeper than I thought!
There are some glaring gaps in the selections. Why can't we have a "None of the above" box ? and how about the WORST retailer of the year award, far more interesting (but not good for the ad dept.)
ella33 - don't worry. Your vote will simply be updated every time you vote. It's held against your registration, so no votes are double counted.
amonra - there's no 'none of the above' selection because that would be nonsensical - are we going to give an award to 'none of the above'? We're trying to reward and encourage good service here. If you don't like any of the options, you don't have to vote in that section. We provide a forum to complain about poor service 365 days a year, regardless of our 'ad dept'. But singling out one brand to dishonour in such a way would be more likely to trouble our 'legal dept'!
Covergirl - I'm afraid until you are called to serve as an editor, you are eligable to vote only in the Reader Awards. It's possible it's confusing. I'll take a look.
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