The Samsung Series 7 isn't the fastest, or the most fully featured midrange all-in-one, but casual PC users should consider it for its affordability and overall polish.
Budget desktops might not be all that exciting, but the Gateway SX2870-UR10P slim tower shows you can still find a worthwhile day-to-day PC for under $500.
Sony promises some cutting edge media features on its new Vaio L-Series, but it's tough to recommend when not all of them deliver.
Although the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe doesn't come up to the performance standards of BMW's other M cars, it still offers lots of power and handles very well. A comfortable ride and cabin tech options make it a solid daily driver.
Attempting to create a premium-priced version of a Netbook, Sony has added an HD display to the Vaio W. It's an attractive step-up package, but the internal components are the same as are in cheaper models.
The Bose 3-2-1 Series II DVD system does a surprisingly good surround-sound imitation with just two satellites, but it's overpriced.
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This full-size center-channel speaker sounds good with both movies and music and blends well with Polk's other Monitor Series speakers.