The Sony NV-U44 offers a few useful features that competing manufacturers have not yet implemented on their entry-level models.
Sony has positioned the otherwise good NV-U84 GPS device in an odd spot, where it's not as good a value as the models immediately above and below it in the NAV-U lineup.
The Sony NV-U83T is a seemingly attractive in-car GPS with a large display and useful navigation features, but it shows its ugly side with poor directions and subpar performance.
It may not inspire, but for less than $600, the Gateway NV5807u is a great value as an all-around 15-inch laptop.
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If you can get past its unusual interface and sluggish performance, the Samsung NV10 is a nice digital snapshot camera with some great manual features.
Toshiba's L7200U LED TV comes loaded with features, but mediocre picture quality makes its high price tough to stomach.
The Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 comes close to being a great mainstream slim gaming laptop, but it's undone by an unimpressive display.
This camera-cum-media player doesn't excel at any of its functions, but the Samsung NV3 could be a solid choice if you don't want to buy both a camera and an MP3 player.
It's not as much of a conversation piece as the tank-like Alienware 18, but the slimmer, lighter Alienware 17 is arguably more practical for serious gamers with realistic budgets.
Panasonic's least-expensive DVD recorder is a good choice for basic TV and video archiving.