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Here are the new products CNET reviewers liked best, including the 2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport, Motorola i886, and the Nikon Coolpix P7000.

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2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport

Here's our weekly roundup of the new products CNET reviewers liked best.

2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: The Bowers and Wilkins stereo in the 2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport produces excellent sound quality, even with low-bit-rate MP3s. The supercharged engine is efficient and powerful. Massage seats and adaptive cruise control round out the tech.

The bad: The LCD instrument cluster looks a little flat. The steering has a numb feel, even in competition mode.

The bottom line: The 2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport embodies a high degree of luxury, aided by a stellar audio system. Performance tech makes it a fun car to drive, but it has its limits.

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Starting at: $110,000.00 from 1 stores

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Lenovo ThinkPad X120e

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: AMD E-350 CPU offers long battery life; solid graphics; excellent keyboard; compact, professional ThinkPad design.

The bad: Throwback rubberized trackpoint eats up valuable space; battery bulge; heavy chassis; more expensive than some other AMD Fusion systems.

The bottom line: The AMD Fusion-powered ThinkPad X120e is an 11-inch ultraportable that's better and more affordable than last year's model, making it an even better choice for small-business buyers.

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e will launch March 8.

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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Cherry MX Blue mechanical key switches offer one of the most satisfying typing experiences available; backlighting helps you game in the dark; on-the-fly macro recording; intuitive driver software.

The bad: Backlighting and a few spare ports don't justify the $40 premium over the non-Ultimate BlackWidow.

The bottom line: At $125, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is a competitively priced mechanical gaming keyboard in its range. We just wish Razer had done more to set this "Ultimate" edition apart from Razer's more affordable standard BlackWidow.

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Starting at: $110.00 from 4 stores

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Klipsch Image One

Klipsch Image One

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: Lightweight on-ear design; earcups fold flat for easy storage; good isolation from external noise; works great with iPods; two-year warranty.

The bad: Potential for discomfort after extended use.

The bottom line: The Image One's bass outmuscles the competition and tight earcup seals hush external noise. With a closed-back design, a solid two-year warranty, and more lifelike sound details at half the price of competitive models, the affordable Klipsch Image One well deserves our CNET recommendation.

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Starting at: $149.99 from 7 stores

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Motorola i886 (Sprint)

Motorola i886 (Sprint)

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: The Motorola i886 has an interface identical to that of Android, which makes navigation easy and intuitive. It has a rugged and durable design, a great keyboard, and a decent feature set that includes corporate e-mail support and Opera Mini. Call quality is fabulous.

The bad: Some people might be thrown off by the Android user interface because the i886 is actually not a smartphone. Photo quality is average at best, and the multimedia offerings are pretty basic.

The bottom line: Don't be tricked into believing the Motorola i886 is an Android smartphone; it's not, but it is a very functional Nextel messaging phone with Direct Connect and fantastic call quality.

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Starting at: $29.99 from 2 stores

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Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: A nice set of shooting-focused features; optical viewfinder and built-in neutral density filter; very good photo quality for its class; comfortable, relatively streamlined shooting design.

The bad: Relatively slow raw shooting.

The bottom line: The Coolpix P7000 is a fine camera that lots of enthusiasts will appreciate for its smart shooting design, interesting feature set, and worthy photo quality.

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Starting at: $349.00 from 18 stores

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: Excellent feature set and shooting options for the money; nice design; great battery life.

The bad: JPEG photo quality tanks at ISO 400; menu system can get confusing.

The bottom line: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 is a solid megazoom, but its low-light photos need extra attention.

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Starting at: $278.00 from 9 stores

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Plantronics BackBeat 903+ headset

Plantronics BackBeat 903+ headset

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ offers decent music playback quality and a design that is best-suited for workouts. Improved features include voice alerts and a battery meter on the iPhone.

The bad:The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ has a behind-the-neck design that may not suit everyone. We also experienced subpar call quality.

The bottom line: The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ certainly has more features than its predecessor, but the rest of the design suffers from the same problems.

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Starting at: $62.80 from 5 stores

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Samsung Galaxy Indulge - black (MetroPCS)

Samsung Galaxy Indulge - black (MetroPCS)

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: The Samsung Indulge has a responsive slide-out QWERTY keyboard, good call quality, and the distinction of being MetroPCS' first 4G Android smartphone.

The bad: Poor battery life might make some buyers think twice, and the specs don't stand up to higher-end Galaxy S phones. It's also rather expensive.

The bottom line: With strong specs and good call quality, the Indulge is arguably MetroPCS' best phone, but the weak battery life is a disappointment.

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Starting at: $399.99

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