All the problems, love 8.0 scores on both sides yet a 93?
An Apple user with a brain.
Regarding our reviews, our scores are based on a variety of factors with the primary source being how critics are reviewing the product. We also look at how the product has done historically. You can read more about how we handle our scoring methodology here: gdgt.com/help/#gdgt-score
This discord between the critic+user reviews of Apple products and the GDGT score assigned is not a new issue. A similar inflation exists on literally every Apple product on your must have list (likely the entire site), the most hilarious of which is the Magic Mouse (the only people who "must have" that hand cramping disaster own Apple stock).
So if it looks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and smells like a duck; you'd have us call it an alligator?
This seems to be a common trend with replies from gdgt staff. I just wish they would subject a product to it's own festering poop rather than their own expectations. They can be valid in some terms but ultimately products must be reviewed within the market they attempt to fill, not the over all scheme of things as it seems they do here on gdgt. Frankly the computer section is ever worse. One Toshiba gaming laptop? Really? As if Alienware doesn't have it's own issues at this point. The bias views is painfully obvious and you don't even hide it well. In reality you only get away with fanboys but not with those who have a brain. Whether Android or IOS. But in reality true tech lovers appreciate and UNDERSTAND the tech being thrown out on the floor. Where as this site seems to forget that there are actually intelligent people out there who can smell the difference between crap and roses. You cell phone section is terrible and you computer section is really the tipping point for me. No actual power user would ever use a Mac. If they say so then they really are not pushing the computer to it's engineering brink, not even close. If you argue that then you just solidify the stupidity this site represents. Yes there are excellent Apple notebooks but your watering down of other realms is just stupid. Sure, Apple doesn't make gaming laptops, but why should others suffer because you compare the OS vs the hardware?
No actual power user would ever use a Mac.
I find it humorous that you are calling us out for narrow minded views but then express your own view, as if it's fact, on a particular product category. This is the same thing you are accusing us of doing.
If the score is 'based heavily around what other review sources are saying' than why is it 12% higher than both the critic and user reviews (it should also be noted that 11% of the 'critic' reviews areare from exactly fanboy blogs with at least another 7.5% from defacto fanboy blogs- which ought to shade the grade lower the the critic average)?