By David Gabel
Our reviewers evaluate products on installation, usability, supporting materials, functionality, performance and utility. We compile these ratings to yield an overall WinMag Box Score of 1 to 5. The Box Score, which is explained in detail at the bottom of this page, is used along with other factors to determine which products will be included in the WINDOWS Magazine Recommended list.
Our reviewers evalute products with one simple thought in mind: Would I recommend this product to a friend or relative if asked, "Which one should I buy?" The WinMag Box Score gives you a clear indication of which products we consider to be among the best choices available.
The WinMag Box Score rates products on installation, usability, supporting materials, functionality, performance and utility. Our overall ratings follow this scale: