Proposal: Hardware Recommendations
Hardware in the title of this proposal is a very vague term. While this may be intentionally vague, most of the example questions in the proposal seems to focus on traditional computing hardware. That is re-enforced in the discussion in Site name of (computing) hardware recommendations and longevity of answers
15 years ago, this could have been a very simple line that was easily evaluated, but in the current world, the line between computing hardware and non-computing hardware is becoming more difficult to discern. Internet connected devices are everywhere.... Phones, Cars, Refrigerators, TV's, Media Boxes (Roku, AppleTV, et al), and a slew of devices that don't fit into any category. So where does "computing" hardware end and other hardware begin? How do we decide if a recommendation about which coffee maker is better is off-topic when a question about which CPU is better is on-topic? And where is the line between on-topic hardware and off-topic hardware?
Given the committment % of the current proposal, this might be a good discussion for meta, but I figured I would get the discussion started early with the intention of moving this to meta.HR if/when this moves to beta