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These products came in under the radar, but they are some of the best tech releases of the year.
There's no doubt that the iPad is a great device--but some of us still need a real laptop to get the job done. That's where the HP Pavilion dm1z found its niche. The 11.6-inch ultraportable laptop tips the scales at less than 3.5 pounds, offers long battery life, and--thanks to its capable AMD E-series processor--can be found online for less than $500. Unlike the underpowered Netbooks of years past, the dm1z delivers on the promise of an affordable, lightweight, everyday laptop.