Previously known as the MacBook, Apple's basic 13-inch aluminum unibody laptop was promoted to the "Pro" series, all while adding features and cutting the base price. It sits at the top of our laptop best-products list.
HP's Mini 311 is the first Netbook to include Nvidia's Ion graphics chip that gives it HD video and basic gaming capabilities. In his review, CNET's laptop guru Dan Ackerman says that, "HP's Mini 311 adds a larger, high-definition display and advanced graphics to a basic Netbook, while keeping the price very appealing."
HTC's Droid Eris (Verizon) and Hero (Sprint) are very similar smartphones that currently run on Android 1.5. They don't feature a built-in physical keyboard like the Motorola Droid does, but they are cheaper, with the Eris coming in at a very affordable $99.
We like LG's BD-390 Blu-ray player because it incorporates 802.11n Wi-Fi and video streaming (Netflix, Vudu) into a high performance product for an affordable price. It's become so popular that it's sold out at most stores.
The Panasonic V10 series plasma was the only TV this year to win an Editors' Choice award from our video guru David Katzmaier. For the money, you can't get a better picture in big-screen, flat-panel display.