The Strategy Rooms inside the W Hotel in Taipei were the venue for the annual European Hardware Awards this year, as the results of extensive voting by over 100 editors, from 9 countries, were revealed to an audience of senior representatives from the IT industry. With over 200 tickets pre-booked, it promised to be the biggest awards ceremony of its kind – and we weren’t disappointed!
The nominations process itself began at the start of April and final voting took place in May. Sure, a number of the finalists were predictable, but there were also plenty of surprises in this year’s list – specifically the resurgence of AMD in the processor categories. We were very impressed by how many new names there were on the list.
The European Hardware Association (EHA) began as a concept almost 3 years ago and it has built ever since. The EHA includes KitGuru from the United Kingdom, HardwareLuxx from Germany, Hardware.Info from the Benelux region, Geeknetic from Spain, Hardware Upgrade from Italy, Lab501 from Romania, CowCotLand from France, PurePC from Poland and SweClockers representing the Nordic countries.
Together, these sites host more than 22 million visitors a year and have a combined database of more than 100,000 articles. It’s that accumulation of technical expertise, gained by running millions and millions of individual tests, that makes the European Hardware Awards possible.
Here are the winners!