News Tom’s Hardware CES 2021 Awards: Hot New Hardware for the Year Ahead

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Haven't you seen the AMD slides? It's all there.
It's not the job of journalists to simply parrot corporate press releases. In fact, one could argue that, without added disclaimers, such promulgation is borderline unethical. If a corporation's views of their own products were always trustworthy, why would we even need benchmarks and independent analysts?

Awarding a best-product title to something unseen and unreleased is an obscene breach of the trust between journalists and their audience. Ryzen 5000 mobile is certainly hotly anticipated, and it very well may turn out to be the "best CPU of 2021". But it may also be eclipsed by some other CPU release, it might underwhelm, it may be delayed for unforeseen reasons, or it may even have some unlikely but possible technical flaw that turns the entire release into a fiasco.
 
Can we have a second for laugh at MSI STEALTH that is stealthy af, with its 7000 rpm fan? Seriously last model I've seen sounded like a jet engine in dire need for maintenance .....
About others I am optimistic, as a lot of good designs coming this year, maybe I will even find some on shelves, unlike 2020.
 

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It's not the job of journalists to simply parrot corporate press releases. In fact, one could argue that, without added disclaimers, such promulgation is borderline unethical. If a corporation's views of their own products were always trustworthy, why would we even need benchmarks and independent analysts?

Awarding a best-product title to something unseen and unreleased is an obscene breach of the trust between journalists and their audience. Ryzen 5000 mobile is certainly hotly anticipated, and it very well may turn out to be the "best CPU of 2021". But it may also be eclipsed by some other CPU release, it might underwhelm, it may be delayed for unforeseen reasons, or it may even have some unlikely but possible technical flaw that turns the entire release into a fiasco.
Tech bloggers aren't journalists. Their primary job is to sell their advertisers' products, sell clicks, and sell affiliate links on minorly discounted monitors that they've never used. If you have a problem with press releases being reposted as content, then head over to a site that reposts twitter links as content, or some YouTube personality who gets really angry when you suggest a 30 minute paid advertisement is a "shill vid".
 
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It's not the job of journalists to simply parrot corporate press releases. In fact, one could argue that, without added disclaimers, such promulgation is borderline unethical. If a corporation's views of their own products were always trustworthy, why would we even need benchmarks and independent analysts?

Awarding a best-product title to something unseen and unreleased is an obscene breach of the trust between journalists and their audience. Ryzen 5000 mobile is certainly hotly anticipated, and it very well may turn out to be the "best CPU of 2021". But it may also be eclipsed by some other CPU release, it might underwhelm, it may be delayed for unforeseen reasons, or it may even have some unlikely but possible technical flaw that turns the entire release into a fiasco.
All those pretty words mean nothing, the title of the article explain everything you need to know!
 
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It's not the job of journalists to simply parrot corporate press releases. In fact, one could argue that, without added disclaimers, such promulgation is borderline unethical. If a corporation's views of their own products were always trustworthy, why would we even need benchmarks and independent analysts?

Awarding a best-product title to something unseen and unreleased is an obscene breach of the trust between journalists and their audience. Ryzen 5000 mobile is certainly hotly anticipated, and it very well may turn out to be the "best CPU of 2021". But it may also be eclipsed by some other CPU release, it might underwhelm, it may be delayed for unforeseen reasons, or it may even have some unlikely but possible technical flaw that turns the entire release into a fiasco.
Ummm, this is "Hot New Hardware of CES 2021". They are basically saying that they are really anticipating Ryzen 5000 mobile, and it looks like those are the most promising CPUs of CES 2021. By no means were they saying that it is the Best CPU of 2021.
 

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