The ThinkPad x100e is essentially the ThinkPad Netbook users have been dreaming of, with one of the best keyboards we've ever tested. Unfortunately, its performance, though better than that of Atom Netbooks, comes at the cost of longer battery life.
The Western Digital MyBook Essential Edition external hard drive is a slightly pared-down version of the MyBook Premium Edition. It's a good option if you need additional storage without backup software.
The musician-friendly Sony HDR-MV1 records 1080p video and packs a pair of stereo mics that can record uncompressed linear PCM audio.
The fully loaded Wi-Fi-enabled ultracompact has Samsung's flip-up display for easy self-portraits and features for better low-light photos.
Though far from perfect, the Linksys E2500's ease of use, nice design, and reasonable price make it a very good router for a small home or apartment.
With its ability to stream hundreds of audio and video channels (including Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, and Hulu Plus), the $60 Roku HD would be our top pick for those seeking an ultra-affordable Internet media box -- if not for the fact that it's nearly identical to the slightly cheaper Roku LT.
Unusually gutsy sound for a center speaker.
Whether you use a Mac or a PC, the 320GB Western Digital My Passport Studio is the perfect compact external drive with a low cost per GB, a compact design, decent performance, and a surprisingly lengthy warranty.
While it's hard to say where Altec Lansing's iMV712 mini home theater for the iPod fits into the home, it does up the ante for iPod speaker systems.
The NetCenter NAS drive is a solid SOHO shared storage drive at a fair price, making it a good choice for the average user.