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Small Business Trends supports the open and civil exchange of views and is committed to reporting fairly. Our journalists and editors may not write about people or entities with which they have financial interests without disclosure.

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When conducting hardware reviews, reviewers have typically previously owned the product or use products on loan provided for media review purposes.

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Last Updated: July 16, 2020