February 22, 2024

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Hardware.info, a leading technology website in the Netherlands, has been shut down

Hardware.info, a leading technology website in the Netherlands, has been shut down

Hardware.info is closed

Dutch society has lost one of the biggest technology sites.

A popular PC website from the Netherlands has been shut down. Hardware.info was a well-known site that provided comprehensive reviews and comparisons of computer hardware components. In 2023, they published 260 reviews and 440 reviews since March 2020.

The website's closure is certainly a big loss to the PC community, especially for those who live in the Netherlands and rely on Hardware.info reviews to make informed PC purchasing decisions.

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[..] Today marks the final day of editorial updates for device information. This article was written by me, Frank Everart, with a heavy heart. Personally, I was hoping to continue for many more years. The enthusiastic staff and exciting developments in this market have given me tremendous energy and motivation. Thanks to that, I've been able to run this site 24/7 and write over 260 reviews this year. [..]

In 2016, the company became too much for the three tech enthusiasts, and Device Information was sold to Persgroep, which is now DPG Media. The year before, I had been out of commission for a few months due to an unfortunate fall. I still think about the many cards I received from all of you, including one with duct tape: you can fix anything with it, even Frank's card. And yes, I kept all your cards. Thank you again. As I write this, it moves me.

The years that followed were different. A small company like Hardware Info is different from a large organization like DPG Media, which has many great colleagues and reputable brands.

Since September 2021, I have been at the helm of this site again. We've been working on major editorial improvements, and I'm very proud of the team who made it possible. I also thank the many brands who supported us. With over 440 reviews since March 2022 and many essential articles, we've brought HWI back to its high standards. I owe a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this.

We stand on the brink of a new year. First and foremost, I wish you a wonderful and healthy year in 2024. Unfortunately, this is the moment the site will be shut down, and I will be closing the door on DPG Media. I will still be active in this market but not with this familiar brand and in this now familiar house.

Once again thank you,
Frank Everardt

Editor-in-Chief Frank Everart did not give a direct reason for the site's closure. However, the editorial team was in the process of merging with another Dutch site called Tweakers.net, which also offers news posts and reviews. Both outlets are owned by DPG Media.

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According to the statement, the site will be archived, and the identity of user accounts will be hidden.

source: Hardware information