Easy, free services make ICQ 5.04 a fine choice for voice, keyboard, or Webcam chats, but MSN Messenger 7.0 and Yahoo Messenger 7.0 offer more features.
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Measurable bulk and pricey 160GB version aside, the do-it-all Archos 504 is an awesome A/V performer.
The second generation of Apple's MacBook Air fixes many of our issues with the ambitious original, adding more USB ports, an SD card slot, and a more powerful processor.
Dell's UltraSharp 2407WFP-HC widescreen monitor gives you tons of input flexibility, strong moving image quality, and a handful of other features that will endear you to it as a digital entertainment display. It's not as strong as we'd like with static images, however, making this display not as well suited to demanding image and graphics professionals.
Despite a couple of flaws, the Onkyo TX-SR504's winning combination of features and performance demonstrates that Onkyo remains a leader in the entry-level 7.1-channel A/V receiver market.
The ViewSonic VP2365wb has solid performance, but its low brightness gives images an overall dull look.
The ViewSonic VP930b is incredibly adjustable and includes great business-oriented software, but its steep price warrants much better performance.
The VP191b has almost everything we look for in an LCD, but graphics pros will expect better performance for the price.
This high-end LCD gets an A for design, features, and adjustability, but its image quality falls a smidge short for the price.
As long as you and your subject aren't in a hurry, the Casio Exilim is a respectable budget-priced ultracompact.