Hands-On Guidelines

Hi guys!

The recent hands-on video of the new Acer Iconia W3 was really a pain to watch. Not the only one recently to be fair, but I think you could improve this a lot, if you gave your reviewers/staff some guidelines on what to show during a hands-on. Lets analyse the video:

From 0:03 seconds until 0:30, Sam tries to press the start button in the corner, which doesn't exist anymore since Windows 8. This is really a shame guys. Come on. I know you love other products as well, but before shooting the quick hands-on (it was barely a minute), think about what you're going to do and what buttons to press. Otherwise it looks just hideous :D

Going on, we see the keyboard dock and its docking mechanism. Although Sam moved pretty fast in that part, we got the point.

My points for improvement (for this hands-on and in general):

  • Know the OS. If you have NEVER used the OS before, make yourself comfortable before shooting the hands-on?
  • Move slow - On video, its pretty hard to spot details if you are wielding the device like a sword in battle.
  • Show us the device - All of it. Front, Back, Side (port placement!) - Nice and slow :) Everyone knows the SW-Part, the HW is what is interesting.
  • Take your time - I rather have a hands-on that is twice as long and shows a bit more, even if I have to wait a bit longer for it to appear. It doesn't matter, honestly. I mean, it's not like we're getting this device RIGHT NOW.

Thanks for reading!

Check out the Engadget Hands-On: Much better.