CNET editors reviewed and rated dozens of products last month. These are the 10 that were most popular with our readers.
Editors' rating: 8.0 out of 10
The good: The Motorola Q boasts a sexy, ultrathin design and features a sharp display, a full QWERTY keyboard, EV-DO support, and a sharp multimedia functionality. The Windows Mobile 5 smart phone also has integrated Bluetooth, a speakerphone, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and solid call quality.
The bad: The Motorola Q lacks integrated Wi-Fi and analog roaming, and you can't use its Bluetooth as a wireless modem. The screen also tends to hold a lot of smudges, and there's no option for a cameraless version at this time.
The bottom line: The Motorola Q lives up to much of the hype by offering good call quality, an excellent multimedia experience, and the essential productivity tools, all wrapped up in a sexy little package.
Editors' rating: 7.2 out of 10
The good: Thin and light; robust software package, including Mac OS X Tiger; magnetic lid latch and scrollable touch pad; DVD burner; built-in Webcam; remote control; can run Windows XP using Apple's free Boot Camp utility.
The bad: Nonnative software runs slowly on Mac OS; lacks media card reader and some other ports; higher-end configurations are much more expensive than similarly configured Windows laptops; only 90 days of toll-free tech support.
The bottom line: With the MacBook, Apple has corrected a handful of the iBook's shortcomings, hit a reasonable price point, and delivered a laptop that makes a great compromise between size and portability.
Editors' rating: 7.8 out of 10
The good: Excellent image quality; top-notch build quality; quick performance.
The bad: Basic feature set.
The bottom line: Despite its no-frills feature set, the Canon PowerShot SD600 delivers quality photos and strong performance in a small package.
Editors' rating: 7.7 out of 10
The good: The Palm Treo 700p boasts EV-DO support, a 1.3-megapixel camera, increased memory, a sharp display, and Bluetooth 1.2. The smart phone can also be used as a wireless modem and has solid call quality.
The bad: The Palm Treo 700p lacks integrated Wi-Fi and runs the stale Palm OS 5.4.9. Also, Sprint has no plans to offer a cameraless version at this time.
The bottom line: With EV-DO support, increased memory, and enhanced multimedia capabilities, the Palm Treo 700p makes a powerful smart phone even better. Sure, it's not perfect, but the solid performance and new features make it worth the upgrade.
Editor's take: More than just a pretty face, the Motorola Razr V3 backs up its radical design with solid features and excellent performance. See CNET's review for a full analysis.
Editors' rating: 7.8 out of 10
The good: Great performance and pictures; effective image stabilization; attractive, comfortable design.
The bad: No aperture-priority or shutter-priority modes; awkward optical viewfinder and power button.
The bottom line: The Canon PowerShot SD700 IS has practically everything you could want in a compact camera, though you might think the price tag a bit steep.
Editors' rating: 7.5 out of 10
The good: Deep blacks; decent video processing; accurate color that doesn't overaccentuate red; generous connectivity with two HDMI inputs; aspect-ratio control with HD sources.
The bad: Depth of black fluctuates depending on how much bright content is in a given scene; no PC input or picture-in-picture.
The bottom line: The Panasonic TH-42PX60U sets the standard for value among full-featured 42-inch plasmas.
Editors' rating: 8.7 out of 10
The good: Sleek and stylish, the iRiver Clix offers a unique, intuitive interface and comes with extras such as an FM radio; a voice recorder; an alarm clock; support for OGG files and subscription content; and photo, video, and text viewing. The Clix includes SRS Wow sound effects, it has good battery life, and it's priced competitively.
The bad: The iRiver Clix's ample screen is a magnet for fingerprints, and the device maxes out at only 2GB. The cool and useful cradle is sold separately.
The bottom line: The iRiver Clix is a superbly designed MP3 player that's easy to use and packed with pretty much every feature in the book. If you're looking for a stylish Janus-compatible device and you don't need a boatload of storage, this is your player.
Editors' rating: 8.8 out of 10
The good: Relatively deep, clean blacks; accurate color decoding and flat grayscale; full HDTV resolution; excellent feature package; generous connectivity, including PC input; extensive picture adjustments.
The bad: Blacks are not quite as good as those of the best DLP rear-projection sets; inaccurate primary colors; cannot accept 1080p signals.
The bottom line: By today's standards, the Sony KDS-R60XBR1 is expensive, but its fabulous performance and feature set make it well worth the price for early adopters.