Panasonic's ST50 series of plasma TVs was my go-to recommendation in 2012, and based on the preorder pricing and potential image quality of its successor, the ST50 is still a great TV to buy now.
The Sharp Elite Pro was the best, and most expensive, TV of 2011, but it's facing a serious challenge from the Panasonic ST50 budget plasma. We put them head-to-head.
With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs.
The Panasonic ST50 is an upgrade to one of our favorite TVs of 2011 and promises better features and performance.
With the Y50 Touch, Lenovo has created a reasonably priced, not-too-big gaming laptop that doesn't look like a throwback. But the most serious PC gamers may want to hold out for a better display and faster GPU.
Inexpensive yet high-performing, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST rewards people who enjoy driving, while cabin electronics support all those mundane tasks that need doing when not on a twisty back road.
The BenQ W1080ST short-throw DLP projector offers very good performance and extra placement flexibility, but the long-throw W1070 is a better deal.
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Quibbles aside, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are a modestly improved version of the already spectacular model they're based on, and among the best-sounding pairs you'll find for less than $200.