That old design lasted us a long time, didn't it? :)  Welcome to the 2010 AnandTech Beta.  We've done a lot of updating behind the scenes as well as (obviously) on the front end.  

Most obvious is the brand new look and feel. For a site that reviews the latest and greatest tech, we can't get by looking like we're still living in 2004. Now when the 80s make a comeback we'll be on top of that, you've got my word.

We've ditched the left hand column, streamlined some of the ads and widened the content column. While each article will still give you a preview of 10 comments, we finally have an option to view all comments on each review page.  Right now we've got this set to 50 comments per page but we'll be tweaking as need be.  We're also cutting down on the number of page loads you'll encounter.  In view all comments mode there's no page refreshing between comment pages.  We'll be bringing this feature to more parts of the site in the future.  User friendliness is our drug :)

The front page allows for both linking to our superlong articles as well as shorter stories that can just appear on the front page for quick scanning.  By default the latest 5 articles will appear in the rotating carousel up top, but if something super interesting comes up we'll promote it up there (similar to what did on the old site).  The expanded summaries on the front page will give you more insight into what it is we're talking about in the article before you ever click anything.

Tags are enabled but not in full effect just yet.  We'll be beefing up search, comments (the return of ratings!), galleries, Bench, user profiles and site layout/color customization over the coming weeks.  We're planning on this being a regularly updated thing so if you see anything that warrants our attention let us know.

It's not all about a pretty face though, we're still going to be publishing the content that you demand from us.  If you haven't seen it, be sure to read Ryan's GeForce GTX 480 & GTX 470 Review.  And I'm commemorating today with a new SSD article addressing one of the longest running questions you've been asking: how do SSDs perform in RAID?

As always, thank you for your support over the years and for reading the site.  It's been a pleasure to be able to write for you all over the past 13 years.  Thank you guys for giving me and all of us the opportunity to do just that.  If you haven't been able to tell by now, I love writing this stuff - and you all make it possible.

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  • ashegam - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - link

    and actually looks even more like engadget, just a different banner on top. Reply
  • jah1subs - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - link

    Hopefully, when the beta is over, Anandtech won't be so easy to spam! Reply
  • shabby - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - link

    Any chance to get the dailytech news topics separated by date? Now they're all grouped together, before they you could at least tell which ones were from today or yesterday. Reply
  • leexgx - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - link

    apart form the reviews and other stuff been norm very good, why remove the Print option it was very good thing to have now i have to press next on every page (guru3d site is the Worst for it 20-30 pages of having to press next)

    and due to the comments fasterbrowser addon does not work with your site to compensate for no Pint button (comments really need to have its Own page)
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  • leexgx - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - link

    Where is the spam button Reply
  • Muzar - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    Hi, as always, Anandtech is a great website with some of the best technical content available on the Web.

    Having said that, clicking through multiple pages is usually a pain (especially when reading an article over lunch or similar) and I took shameless advantage of the old web-site's 'Print' function to view articles as lovely continuous single pages.

    Please bring that functionality back, or some other single-page analogue. I miss being able to just 'spacebar' or 'PageDown' through an entire multi-page article.
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  • Adri Warsena - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    I love it, but Ican't see the "Print Articles", where is it? Reply
  • AsukaFan - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    OK, change to whatever design you want... BUT I'd like, I'd BEG for it, the old links system working!!

    E.g., if you use a link to this Nehalem classic article:

    http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=3382
    or
    http://www.anandtech.com/printarticle.aspx?i=3382

    ... you get screwed up: just a generic error message, no article at all. And the same with links INSIDE the article ("check our previous article ____").

    PLEASE, do us (and perhaps YOU, Anandtech) a favor and fix / redirect the old URL system, so "SHOWDOC.ASPX", "PRINTARTICLE.ASPX" and the old article numbers ("3382", etc.) work... with WHATEVER design you want.

    Thanks a lot...
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  • JohnNyceis - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    Fixed the first broken link. Printarticle links will work as soon as we get the print article completed (very soon). Reply
  • lflashl - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - link

    Enjoying the New Site.. looking forward to see what else you do,,, Reply

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