The Stream is a budget "cloud-based PC," available in five sizes, and one of the least-expensive ways to get Windows 8 in a laptop or tablet.
You can dive into the various subcategories here for detailed suggestions for every need and budget, but on this page, we present the current laptops that are our personal favorites, because of style, power, value, or just because we like them.
Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.
The HP Stream 11 aims to be a cloud-focused laptop, much like a Chromebook, but with the added utility of Windows 8. It's a rock-bottom budget laptop, so don't get your hopes up, but the battery life is impressive.
For TiVo Premiere owners with iOS devices, the TiVo Stream is a cool addition to your AV setup and mobile life.
Homes with lots of devices will benefit from the Linksys EA8500's speedy Wi-Fi and storage performance, but those with modest needs should look for something cheaper.
The Stream Wireless Home Audio System from Voxx lets you set up zones and control playlists from your computer or iOS device.
Amazon Prime Video, a Netflix competitor from the retailing giant, will let you download shows and movies to watch offline on nearly any smartphone.
From the Cheapskate: Sayonara, cable bill! RCA wants you to win a killer HDTV antenna, Roku 3 with voice search and $100 Netflix gift card.
Will consumers pay for an Apple set-top box that costs almost $200? Maybe, if the features like Siri and App Store integration are worth it.
Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere.