Sony makes a handful of even cheaper laptops, but the CS215J/W hits good compromise between design, features, and price among sub-$900 systems.
If you are having trouble installing Adobe CS extensions after upgrading to OS X Lion, Adobe has a patch available that will correct this issue.
Onkyo's affordable, full-featured CS-V720 is a great do-it-all option for bedrooms and dens that are too small for full-size home-theater systems.
Wharfedale's dressed-to-the-nines center speaker shines with the Diamond line's towers and satellites.
Large export files and InDesign CS
Creative Suite 5.5 features updates to some--not all--of the constituent Adobe applications, including Flash Professional, Premiere Pro, and Dreamweaver.
Adobe keeps Illustrator CS the top dog in the field of professional drawing tools.
Even as QuarkXPress implodes, InDesign CS gains features and capabilities that make it the layout application of choice.
GoLive CS is a solid Web-site creation option for designers, but only as part of the Creative Suite package from Adobe.
Photoshop CS remains the choice for professional image editing, and it's worth the upgrade, although some new features could be better implemented.