Adrian Kingsley-Hughes over at ZDNet blogs has a list of the most disappointing products of 2007. If you've got the time, read what Adrian has to say in his "Hardware 2.0" roundup.
For the rest of you busy folks who only have a couple of minutes to spare to feed your
addiction quest for IT news, I've included Adrian's list below, with a short excerpt of his comments.
- AMD desktop processors - "The company seems to be spending too much time pushing wild ideas (these days) ... and too little time working on new, innovative products."
- nVIDIA graphics card drivers - "...getting them to work reliably, especially when pushing them hard or when gaming, is getting to be too much like hard work."
- Hauppauge drivers - "Hauppauge is another company that has good products let down by poor drivers, especially under Vista ... driver issues are making me want to melt down the cards into scrap."
- Blu-ray and HD DVD - "I suggest staying out of the Blu-ray/HD DVD mess until the smoke clears a bit."
- Apple TV - "AppleTV is an odd product for Apple because it reeks of compromise... AppleTV could have been a lot more. It isn't. That's a shame."
Let us know your thoughts on these disappointing tech products, or perhaps suggest some items that should have made the list.
Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.