Our Rating Criteria

Here we explain which criteria is used in our test reports and what the single percent values represent. See also our rating chart.

 

 

We rate the single categories as well as the end results in percent (0 - 100%). Here you can see our emphasis on the percent rates:

00 - 49 % - Insufficient
50 - 62 % - Sufficient
63 - 74 % - Satisfactory
75 - 87 % - Good
88 - 100 % - Excellent

Because retail prices partly significantly differ from each other and also quickly change, the respecitive price of a laptop is NOT included in our rating. So, it is up to the reader to judge about the current retail price of a reviewed notebook.

Evaluation

In order to make justice to the different notebook expectations (for instance, the weight of a desktop replacement doesn't count much) we've initated four different categories with the following standards:

Evaluation of Multimedia Notebooks:
Workmanship 8%, Keyboard 8%, Mouse 6%, Connectivity 8%, Weight 6%, Battery 8%, Display 10%, Gaming Performance 10%, Application Performance 10%, Temperature 8%, Noise 8%, Impression 10%

Evaluation of Office Notebooks:
Workmanship 13%, Keyboard13%, Mouse 8%, Connectivity 7%, Weight 6%, Battery 8%, Display 10%, Gaming Performance 1%, Application Performance 6%, Temperature 8%, Noise 10%, Impression 10%

Evaluation of Subnotebooks:
Workmanship 8%, Keyboard 10%, Mouse 10%, Connectivity 4%, Weight 16%, Battery 12%, Display 8%, Gaming Performance 2%, Application Performance 4%, Temperature 8%, Noise 8%, Impression 10%

 

Evaluation of Desktop Replacement Notebooks:
Workmanship 8%, Keyboard 8%, Mouse 8%, Connectivity 12%, Weight 3%, Battery 3%, Display 13%, Gaming Performance 14%, Application Performance 13%, Temperature 4%, Noise 4%, Impression 10%

Evaluation of UMPC:
Workmanship 8%, Keyboard 6%, Mouse 6%, Connectivity 4%, Weight 20%, Battery 16%, Display 8%, Gaming Performance 2%, Application Performance 4%, Temperature 8%, Noise 8%, Impression 10%

Evaluation of Tablet:
Workmanship 8%, Keyboard 10%, Mouse 10%, Connectivity 4%, Weight 16%, Battery 12%, Display 8%, Gaming Performance 2%, Application Performance 4%, Temperature 8%, Noise 8%, Impression 10%

Evaluation of Netbook:
Workmanship 8%, Keyboard 10%, Mouse 10%, Connectivity 2%, Weight 18%, Battery 14%, Display 8%, Gaming Performance 0%, Application Performance 2%, Temperature 8%, Noise 10%, Impression 10%

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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2009-04-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)