Consumerist Exposé on Best Buy PC ‘Optimization’


When the Consumer Reports engineers compared three “optimized” computers to ones with default factory settings, there was no performance improvement. In one case, an optimized laptop actually performed 32% worse than the factory model.

It’s also a bait-and-switch tactic, to get you to pay $40 more than the advertised price.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010