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Top 100 Products of 2009

Top 100 Products of 2009


Picks 21 - 30


The Lian Li Armorsuit PC-P50R stands out amongst many other casings released this year thanks to its clever tool-less design, making it quite possibly the easiest casing we've ever used. It's quite the looker too, thanks to its stylish two-tone color scheme and attention-seeking dragon motif on the side.


The Nokia E series has recently been Nokia's saving grace in terms of its mobile offerings and the E52 does not disappoint, thankfully. With its up to 8 hours of talk time, superb keypad and slim factor, it's one phone that looks good and goes the distance.

The Samsung Omnia HD - it's not just a phone. It's a mobile device running the all new Symbian S60 V5.0 touch OS, and the first of its kind to support 720p video recording on its 8-megapixel sensor. Oh, and did we mention how awesome its 3.7-inch, AMOLED capacitive touch screen is?

The main achievement of the MSI P55-GD80 is its inclusion of a one-button auto-clocking tool (OC Genie) that actually works, making the process painless and convenient for beginners. Throw in other highlights like thicker heat pipes, an excellent layout and some enthusiast friendly touches and you'll find one of the better P55 motherboards this year.


If you're in the market for a modern Windows-based AIO desktop system, the new HP TouchSmart 600 is your best bet, bar none. Improved TouchSmart Suite software brings out touchscreen functionality like no other AIO, while a Blu-ray drive, better connectivity options and other smaller frills round up the niceties of this cool multimedia machine.


The Panasonic Lumix FX65 marries compact and convenience in one of the most compelling cameras of 2009. With smart features like face recognition and tracking, quick auto-focus, improved image stabilization and good image quality, there's really nothing to taking a good photograph but switching it on and snapping away.

With a sexy girth of 23.2mm and generous keyboard space, most road-warriors like us would want a notebook like the elegant Samsung X420 to tote around with. To give you more up-time on the road, this black beauty also features an enduring 6-cell battery with a rated battery life of nine hours. The 14-inch X420 is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor and comes endowed with a HDMI port.


The Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d is a choice selection if you are looking for a serious home or small office storage drive/media server. This series comes with a simple and easy to use UI, preconfigured out-of-the-box for 2TB, 4TB and 8TB sizes, and best of all offers decent performance at an excellent price point. You'll certainly have a device that makes data sharing, online or otherwise, a relatively fuss-free and inexpensive task.

What else can be said about ATI's Radeon HD 5870 that hasn't already been said? The first DirectX 11 compatible card to hit the market, the Radeon HD 5870 is also the world's fastest single GPU graphics card by a mile. In fact, only NVIDIA's dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295 can hope to do battle with it.

Just when you thought the nano could not pack in any more features other than music and video capabilities into its tiny frame, it does the opposite and inserts a VGA camera for you to record video on the go. You also have dorky special effects to give your videos a special and fun touch.