Best Desktop PC in Winter 2010
600-1120 HP TouchSmart
It is an “all-in-one” desktop and represents a category of PC that is usable by many types of computer users. It is compact, elegant, can complement the decor of any living room and packed with advanced features. It has a widescreen 23-inch LCD touchscreen display, adjustable stand and 1920X1080 resolution; 2.13 MHz Intel Core i3 processor, 1 TB SATA hard drive, 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 memory, 6 in 1 memory card reader, Blu-ray player and SuperMulti DVD burner, network connection, integrated VGA Web camera with microphone built-in HDTV tuner, remote control, HP Media Center functions, and powered by Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit original. It is available for about $1300. Those who can spare another $400 can get HP TouchSmart 600-1155, but most users may not need Core-i7 processor, 6 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GT230M.
Best Professional Digital Camera in Winter 2010
Panasonic LUMIX G2
With a plastic body, 3-inch TFT LCD display and 12.1 Mp sensor, one of its major new features is the touch-sensitive screen that can be used to choose points of focus, adjust common settings and manage the shutter. The Intelligent Resolution enables the recording of fine-looking photographs and HD videos with sophisticated signal processing. The camera also has HDMI ports, USB 2.0, video output and PictBridge. It is available in three colors, black, red and blue. At about $550, it is both more affordable and more advanced than many professional digital cameras.
Best Semi-Professional Digital Camera in Winter 2010
Kodak Easy Share Z981
At 14 megapixel, it has many features to the liking for all types of photographers, from a veteran in the field to a rookie. It includes image stabilization, manual and automatic options for taking photographs, a 26X optical zoom, wide angle and fast click-to-capture speed. It is simple to use and has a 3 inch monitor with 230K resolution. It has 64MB of internal memory and card slot that supports SDHC/SD. At $200, it offers excellent features for its price.
Best Compact Digital Camera in Winter 2010
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
This compact, lightweight and user-friendly camera, is ideal for home users. The camera is built to withstand extreme conditions, it features 10 megapixel resolution, touch screen display, has good performance in low light, can record video in MPEG-4 format at 30 fps (frames per second) at 720p, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 4x optical zoom. It has 45MB of internal memory and card slot that supports SDHC/SD. At $300, it could be slightly expensive for a compact camera, but with, anti-motion blur mode, hand-held twilight, intelligent sweep panorama mode, backlight correction HDR,
high speed shooting, BIONZ Image Processor, Intelligent Auto (iAUTO) mode, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode, anti-blink function, face detection technology, smile shutter technology and many other features, it offers you a good value for its price.
Best Digital Camcorder in Winter 2010
This high resolution video camera is currently one of the least expensive and most compact on the market, it comes with a full complement of manual settings and an electronic viewfinder plus 1080/60p recording mode. At just 430 grams, it has a 3 inch LCD screen. The most notable strength of this camcorder is its battery life; with 1250mAh battery capacity it is above their competitors. It has autofocus system along with 12X optical zoom, 18X Intelligent zoom, and high-performance lens Leica Dicomar Lens. It is currently sold for $750.
Best Multifunction Printer in Winter 2010
HP Deskjet 3050 AiO
This printer combines a scanner, copier and inkjet printer. It also has wireless capability (Wi-Fi) and memory card slots. The printer is manufactured with 35 percent recycled plastic materials and the packaging uses 99 percent recyclable materials. At $70, it is a basic printer, however its green features and wireless connectivity (802.11n) make it stands above the others in similar price range.
Best Photo Printer in Winter 2010
Epson Stylus Photo TX720WD
This inkjet printer is the latest addition to the Stylus Photo All-In-One family. Speed printing and image quality are characteristics that stand out. Other features include easy navigation touch screen, wireless printing, Ethernet, printing from the iPhone and six-color cartridge for HD picture.
Best Printer for SOHO in Winter 2010
Kodak ESP Office 6150
This sophisticated printer offers entry-level and low-cost printing, copying, scanning and lets you send and receive faxes. It is compact in size, has slots for various memory cards and comes with features such as automatic document feeder (ADF). For $160, it offers built-in Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g/n, 10 Mbps Ethernet, ENERGY STAR standard, wireless support for BLACKBERRY Smartphones, iPhone, and iPod touch, 2.4-inch LCD screen and many more.
Best Business Office Printer in Winter 2010
It is a monochrome laser printer that offers fast printing without sacrificing quality. It has a 500-sheet tray in the front and another 100-sheet tray for various purposes. In its back, it has USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100Base-TX and IEEE 1284 Parallel. In standard configuration, it has 128MB of memory, but can be upgraded to up to 512MB along with a 500 MHz processor. It may not be pretty, but it’s cheap and fast.