Introduced in late May 2009 the S12 is a 12" netbook from Lenovo. Further bluring the lines between full out notebook and handicapped netbook, the S12 features a 12" screen with 720p capable 1280 x 800px resolution. Similar to the Asus N10, higher priced configurations of the device will also see a more powerful Nvidia graphics chip - part of Nvidia's latest ION chipset - the 9400m, capable of outputting 720p high definition through the units display, or full 1080p high definition through an HDMI port. Shipping later in July, the S12 is priced from $449 with Intel graphics alone. The...more
The Samsung HZ15W is a compact point-and-shoot digital camera that can record advanced high-definition video. A step up from the digital camera records high-definition H.264 videos at a resolution of 720p. In fact, the HZ15W camera also features HDMI connectivity through the use of a cradle so that users can view their video and photos in HD clarity on an HDTV. In addition, the HZ15W digital camera features a 24mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lens with a 10x optical zoom, not to mention an ultra-clear 3” LCD screen. The HZ15W camera also boasts Optical/Digital , full...more, the Samsung HZ15W
The Energy CF-70 is the largest 3-way floorstanding speaker from Energy's high-end Connoisseur Series and is suitable for medium-sized rooms. The speaker is designed with a 1" hyperbolic aluminum dome tweeter and a 5.5" midrange for accurate sound reproduction. It is a step up from the CF-30 since it has larger 6.5" fiberglass woofers with ribber elliptical surrounds and front venting for powerful bass response. It offers an RMS power handling of up to 300 watts and a frequency response of 34Hz to 20kHz. The CF-70 utilizes advanced sound engineering to ensure that the entire frequency range is uniform in sound and is of an even pattern. It also has dual gold plated...more
The Nikon Coolpix L100 is the top model in Nikon's Coolpix Life series, which is a line of powerful and simple to use image stabilization. This lens is capable of shooting 28mm wide-angle to 420mm super-telephoto shooting making it able to handle everything from landscapes, to group shots, to tight close-ups. It has a resolution of 10 megapixels and a 3" TFT LCD monitor to view your images. Nikon's exclusive smart portrait system can automatically detect up to 12 faces...more. It stands out from lower models thanks to its much larger 15x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with VR (vibration reduction)
The Energy RC-Micro 5.1 is an ultra-compact surround sound speaker system that delivers lifelike performance for your favorite games and movies. The system is comprised of a subwoofer, four satellite speakers and one center channel. The sub has a 8" cone and down firing port and has 240W/60W dynamic/continuous amplification power for amazing deep bass, and has line/sub and speaker level inputs. The four satellite speakers and center speaker all have a 2.5" high-excursion aluminum cone woofer and a 0.5" hyperbolic alunium-dome tweeter given them a 150Hz-23kHz frequency response. The only difference between the center and satellite speakers is the overall...more
The LG W2453V 24-inch monitor is a part of the LG 53 series. It has a UCC Optimized Picture Window which is designed to provide uniform brightness across the entire screen and features a 16:9 screen which creates a clear image and eliminates image stretching. The series uses the unique f-ENGINE, a chip that enhances the color and brightness of the picture, manipulating them independently. The LG W2453V has a glossy black cabinet, easy to use touch panel controls, and an intelligent sensor that automatically adjusts the image based on the content and the room-lighting conditions. It has a 2 ms response time, a 1080p...more
The Coby DVD988 is a DVD home theater soundbar system offered by more. This all in one system is enclosed in an attractive wooden cabinet and features a , two 75W satellite drivers and a 150W subwoofer driver for 300W of total output power. The is capable of playing DVD, DVD+/-R/RW, CD and CD-R/RW discs, and there is a built in USB port and SD/MMC/MS card reader. It is capable of playing MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (DVD) and JPEG formats, features Dolby surround technology and has a built in AM/FM tuner with 40-station preset. There are RCA...
The HP Pavilion a6750t Series is a desktop PC from HP's Everyday Computing PC lineup and is designed for personal, multimedia, and business use. The system is a step up from the a6710t series, featuring a 2.6GHz Intel Dual-Core processor, an up to 1TB hard drive, and up to 8GB of DDR2 RAM. It includes an integrated Intel GMA graphics card and built-in 7.1 channel sound with front audio ports for connecting headphones. The Pavilion a6750t Series has a 16x DVD burner, 15-in-1 card reader, and operates on Windows Vista Home Premium. It includes gigabit ethernet connectivity, 6 USB ports, and is available with optional wireless-LAN. The series also comes with a keyboard and optical mouse and has the additional options of...more
The Garmin's 1300 series. The 1200 and widescreen 1300 series are 25% slimmer than other Nuvis making this an extremely transportable device. It has a 4.3" diagonal widescreen QVGA color antiglare TFT screen with white backlight and a 480 x 272 pixel resolution. The Nuvi 1350 greets you with two simple options; "Where to?" or "View map" and will speak turn-by-turn directions once you decide where you want to go. The lane assist feature helps you choose the proper lane when approaching unfamiliar exits and the ecoRoute...more1350 is an ultra-thin protable GPS that fits near the bottom of
The HTC Magic is an Android powered mobile phone and is also known as the Android G2. Hooked directly into video recording capability and makes it easy to publish the video directly to YouTube right from the phone. It incorporates a high speed 3.5G network connection with a Wi-Fi connection. The 3.2 inch HVGA screen...more's services such as mail, maps, search and other features, the phone has access to the of applications. This market is stocked with applications and games, and Google fanatics who will continue to make more as time goes on. The HTC Magic offers a
The Nextar M3 is an automotive GPS receiver designed to provide navigation and entertainment functionality. The receiver features a 3.5" color touchscreen LCD display with day and night modes which adjusts the screen to the appropriate lighting conditions. It offers instant route recalculations and has a built-in speaker with text-to-speech functionality to provide voice-guided directions and turn-by-turn voice prompts. The Nextar M3 comes preloaded with US maps, 1.6 million points of interest, and has 2D and 3D map viewing modes. It includes a 2GB memory card which allows the memory to be upgraded for loading additional maps. It also has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for handheld navigation and has MP3 playing and photo viewing modes for in-car entertainment. The Nextar M3 comes...more
Introduced in early March 2009 at CeBit, the Eee PC 1008HA is a new ultra-portable netbook by Asus. Intended for mobile professionals or consumers that simply can't be without an Internet connection, the 1008HA specializes in WWAN data with both 3.75G (HSPA) and WiMAX. At 1" thick and weighing in at only 2.4 pounds the device features the standard 10" screen and a 92% full keyboard. Specifications for the device are not yet solid, however the standard fare is expected. The device will cost $429. Features CPU / RAM: Intel Atom (undetermined model/clockspeed) Display: 10.2" (standard 1024x600px resolution is assumed) Connectivity:...more
The Dell SP2309W is a 23" 16:9 full HD widescreen flat panel LCD monitor retailing at $379. It has a high 2048x1,152 pixel resolution, and an integrated 2.0MP webcam. This piece won the CNET editor's choice for Feb 2009. It bundles a good set of connections: VGA, DVI, and HDMI. It is highly praised for its intuitive, robust and uniquely designed on screen display. Compared with the $690 24 inch Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP, this piece comes slightly short on overall performance and connection options. And for $300, the Dell S2409W offers an inch more more screen size, but lower resolution, fewer ergonomic options, and...more
The Sigma DP2 is a fixed-lens digital camera designed for amateur photographers seeking manual controls. It features a Foveon X3 direct image sensor with 14 million pixels arranged in three layers of 4.67 million pixels each, to measure Red, Green, and Blue light separately. In addition, the DP2 digital camera boasts a 2.5” TFT LCD monitor with a 150,000 resolution. As for imaging, the Sigma DP2 digital camera captures up to 2640x1760 JPEG images and 2640x1760 RAW images. Plus, the DP2 records QVGA AVI movies @ 320x240 (30fpm), and voice recordings in WAV format. All recorded materials (video, audio, and images)...more
The Denon AVR-989 is one of 10 new 2008/09 av receivers models announced by Denon on May 21st, 2008. The 989 replaces the previous-generation AVR-988. The AVR-989 is a 7.1 a/v home theatre receiver that features 4 HDMI v1.3a inputs, 1080p upscailing, and a 32 bit floating point DSP processor. A notable upgrade to the previous-generation is the addition of Audyssey's Dynamic Volume processing along with the already present Dynamic EQ option. Dynamic Volume is found on all ten models; it's a feature that levels the volume to a more-or-less constant level to avoid sudden changes in volume. This feature works together with the Dynamic EQ that...more
The Sony STR-DH500 is a home theater 5.1 100 watt / channel receiver announced in March 2009 and retails at $199 (same price as 2 channel x 50 watt Onkyo TX-8255). The DH500 is an entry-level receiver and is the cheapest in Sony's lineup to offer 5.1 audio. The lower-end DH100 is a stereo receiver, while the step-up DH700 provides the 7.1 channel audio that is common for mid-range receivers. Intended for a more casual or budget friendly market, the DH500 includes a quick-speaker setup feature which uses the remote's built-in microphone to automatically optimize the speaker levels. It has HDMI pass-through and...more
The Onkyo TX-NR906 is the flagship 7.1 channel a/v receiver in the 2008 Onkyo receiver lineup. It features 145 Watts / channel of power to each of it's channel with a THD of 0.05%. Like the step-down TX-SR876 and TX-SR806, it is THX Ultra2 certified. It features an HQV Reon-VX upscaling video processor that will upscale all analog video sources to 1080p. The NR906 supercedes 2007's Onkyo TX-NR905 as the flagship receiver and the two are almost physically indistinguishable. New to the NR906 is Audyssey's MultEQ XT that will automatically calibrate your system as well as dynamically maintain consistent volume and...more
The Acer X203H is a 20" widescreen LCD monitor from Acer's mid-range Excel Series. The monitor features a 1600 x 900 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio to provide undistorted widescreen graphics. It also has a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time, and includes both VGA and DVI connectors. For more information see the full Acer Excel Series report. Features/Specs 20" TFT Widescreen LCD Display 1600 x 900 Resolution 16:9 Aspect Ratio 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio 300-nit Brightness 5ms Response Time VGA and DVI (HDCP) Connectors Black Chassis VESA Wall Mount Compatible Dimensions: 21.7" x 16.5" x 5" 3 year limited warranty...more
The NEC LCD2690WUXI is a high-end widecreen LCD monitor, which has been specifically designed for professionals. This display features a 25.5” widescreen LCD panel at a 16:10 aspect ratio, and a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200. The contrast ratio is rated at 1000:1, meaning users will see distinct blacks and whites. This monitor has a slim black bezel at the edges so one can use 2 identical monitors with a minimal gap between the two screens. The LCD2690WUXI-BK includes other features implemented strictly for professional users. For instance, one can view the monitor up to 178º horizontally and vertically for...more
The 16x DVD burner, 15-in-1 , and operates on Windows Vista Home Premium. It includes ethernet connectivity, 6 USB ports, and is...mores3750t Series is a desktop PC that ranks at the top of HP's Slim and Sleek PC lineup and is a step up from the s3710t series. The system features a 2.6GHz Intel Dual-Core processor, an up to 1TB hard drive, and 4GB of DDR2 RAM making it suitable for personal use. It includes an integrated graphics card, built-in 5.1 channel sound, and is designed slim and compact at only 1/3 the size of a standard desktop. The Pavilion Slimline s3750t Series has a
The AQUOS BD Series is Sharp's line of LCD HDTVs with an integrated Blu-Ray player introduced in 2009. Comprising 5 sizes in total, from 32-52 inches the BD Series shares much in common with Sharp's other 2009 E-Series outside of the onboard Blu-Ray player. The larger sets include the standard features found on mid-range and high-end sets, including 1080p native resolution and 120Hz technology. While the smaller sets retain the resolution and lose the 120Hz tech. Both the E-Series and BD Series lines use the same Advanced Super View panel, and contain the same number of input ports. The Blu-Ray profile...more
The automatic document feeder for scanner/copier tasks, but it does well in meeting the varies use at home and produces beautiful glossy photo prints. It has been praised by critics for its sleek design and usable control panel. This piece comes bundled with its own photo-editing software as well as text recognition software that converts scanned text documents into editable text. This printer, in addition to USB, also...moreC4580 is an all-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier, but unlike other multi function printers, this one focuses more on photo printing. It doesn't have small office functions such as fax support or an
The Canon DC330 is a DVD camcorder that allows its users to record directly to DVD. It was released 2008 and comes as the most expensive of the low end Canon DVD camcorder portfolio. Like the rest of the Canon DC 300 DVD camcorder series, this piece has a Digic DV II image processor (supposed to have high image quality as it was originally developed for Canon's HD pieces, however it gets mixed reviews from critics). This one has a higher zoom than the moreand (48x vs 41x). Its CCD processor is at 1.07 mega pixel, equivalent to the DC320....
Introduced in late April 2009, the NB200 (aka Dynabook UX) is a netbook from Toshiba. Featuring the standard 1.66GHz Atom processor, a 10.1" LED backlit screen with 1024 x 600px resolution and a 160gb HDD for storage, the device features a high end construction and chicklet style keyboard. Announced in Japan, it is unknown whether or not the device will be available in North America, however, a price of $600 is expected. Features CPU/Memory: 1.66GHz Network connections: Ethernet, 802.11b/g Operating...moreN280, 1GB DDR2 Display/Video: 10.1" LED backlit screen, 1024x600px resolution, powered by the Intel 945GSE Express Storage: 160GB HDD
The Harman Kardon DVD 48 is the most advanced moreoffered by harmon/kardon, with the ability to play DVD video, DVD audio and SACD discs with HDMI connectivity. The HDMI connection is capable of scaling older video discs to 1080p with DCDI by Faroudja and is also capable of 480p, 720p and 1080i. It is capable of playing 5 inch or 3 inch DVD-Video or DVD-Audio, standard-conforming DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, VCD, CD, CD-R or CD-RW discs, and can also handle MP3, WMA, JPEG and Kodak Picture CD formats. The included remote is backlit for easy use while watching a...
The Dell 3130cn is a color laser printer designed to meet the printing needs of home offices and small to medium-sized businesses. The printer features 256MB of internal memory for a print speed of 31ppm black or 26ppm color and a print resolution of 600 x 600 dpi. It is designed with a 250-sheet paper drawer and a 150-sheet multipurpose tray, and has the additional option of a second 550-sheet drawer for increased paper capacity. The 3130cn includes USB, parallel and ethernet connectivity allowing it to be used on a network or connected to a PC. It features 's Color Track 2 and Toner Management technologies for managing color printing costs and notification when the toner is running...more
The Samsung LN32B460 is a 32" LCD TV from Samsung's entry level 4 Series for 2009. The TV features a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 6ms response time. It includes integrated 10-watt speakers, a gaming mode, and 3 HDMI inputs for connection to HD devices. For more information see the full Samsung 4 Series report. Features/Specs 31.5" LCD Display 1366 x 768 Resolution 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio 6ms Response Time Built-in Digital Tuner Wide Color Enhancer 2 Technology Built-in 10-wattGame Mode Energy Star Qualified Inputs/Outputs: 3 x HDMI, 1 x Component,...more
The Yamaha HTR-6230 (also called the Yamaha RX-V365) is a 5.1 channel digital home theater receiver offered by Yamaha. It offers 1080p compatible HDMI, with 2 inputs and one output, as well as Bluetooth and iPod compatibility. The Bluetooth compatibiliy means it is equipped to use the optional YBA-10 Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver that lets you connect the dock to the receiver and supports A2DP audio streaming from devices such as cell phones, portable computers and other portable devices. It is also equipped to use the optional Yamaha Universal that allows iPod control from the receivers remote control, while charging...more
The Coby MP836 is a video internal flash memory. The player is designed with a widescreen 3" full-color LCD display and intuitive touchscreen controls for navigating through the files. The player is compatible with music and videos in MP3, WMA, OGG, WMV, AVI, MP4, and ASF formats, and can also display text and photos files. The MP836 utilizes USB 2.0 technology for fast file transfer, includes an , and supports ID3 and LRC tags for displaying track information. It also has an integrated Li-Ion rechargeable battery that provides up to 25 hours of audio playback per charge. The player is available only in black and comes with a USB...morethat features 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of
The Viewsonic VX2265wm FuHzion LCD is a 22" widescreen LCD monitor from Viewsonic's high performance X Series. The monitor features a resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels and a contrast ratio of 1000:1 for rich and vibrant image quality. It offers a response time of up to 3ms, frame rate of 120Hz, and is 3D-ready to provide a blur-free motion and realistic 3D image rendering perfect for gaming and graphics professionals. The VX2265wm FuHzion LCD is designed with a thin black chassis, tilting screen, and integrated 2-watt speakers with SRS WOW technology for accompanying HD stereo sound. It includes a VGA connector along with a dual-link DVI-D input for connection directly to the computer. The...more
Introduced in early May 2009, the Eee PC 1002HAE is a luxury model netbook from Asus. Similar in almost all respects to the 1002HA with its slim aluminum body, the 1002HAE features only slight improvments to reflect all of the positive change made to the 1000HE model. This includes an updated chicklet style keyboard - which improves the right shift placement and size compared to the older model - as well as the slightly more improved moreN280 CPU, which runs at a slightly improved 1.66GHz next to the older N270, which runs at 1.6GHz. Using the same 3.5 hour...
The pixel resolution. The Nuvi 1370T greets you with two simple options; "Where to?" or "View map" and will speak turn-by-turn directions once you decide where you want to go. The lane assist feature helps you choose the proper lane when approaching unfamiliar exits and the ecoRoute...more1370T is an ultra-thin protable GPS that fits at the top of Garmin's 1300 series. The 1200 and widescreen 1300 series are 25% slimmer than other Nuvis making this an extremely transportable device. It has a 4.3" diagonal widescreen QVGA color antiglare TFT screen with white backlight and a 480 x 272
The HP Pavilion Elite m9600t is a line of high performance desktop PCs offered by HP designed for work and play. Powered by a choice of 3 SATA hard drive. When used for entertainment and media applications, the pre-installed software gives the ability to compress large video files, stream content...morei7 processors with 4-core, 8-threaded technology and Intel Turbo Boost Technology helps you multitask with demanding apps up to 25% faster and 40% faster on highly threaded apps. Enhanced performance is provided by several mega triple-channel DDR3 800MHz SDRAM options and up to 1TB of space on a RAID-enabled