I agree that looking at the number of people posting is not a statistically valid method of gauging the quality of a product. Alas, it is the only way most people can get other opinions. Neither Best Buy, nor Circuit City carry tablets in my hometown, so I had no way of comparing tablets other than to compare reviews here, and at the Microsoft forum. I have to assume that the number of people who post to this forum is a broad sample of all tablet owners out there, so I trust their opinions as being representative of whole population. (If I were a statistics geek, I would try to prove this true with a chi-squared distribution, or even a binomial distribution).quote:Originally posted by DrNeil
I've had my c301 for 12 months, and am overall quite happy with it.
One comment I wanted to throw in though, on the above thread, is that I doubt one could guage the relative quality of 2 tablets by the number of complaints in the forums. The total number of posters is likely to be only a small fraction of the total users out there, and the stats could be skewed if, for example, a small group of vocal users were posting. It's the idea, from scientific research, of the need for sampling of a given population to be random; otherwise, you can't trust the numbers you get.