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Top 100 Products of 2010

Top 100 Products of 2010


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Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition fully deserves its name. It is the most powerful desktop processor of 2010, easily eclipsing the competition from AMD. It may carry a hefty price tag to match but its performance more than justifies it for the high-end users that are its target audience.

 

The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 computer speakers might be the company’s first ever speaker system designed specifically for computers, but you could never tell when you listen to it. Full bodied and adept at handling music, movies and gaming, the MM-1 is quite easily one of the best desktop speaker system for computers.

 

There is no reason not to include the Samsung Galaxy S in our Top 100. First and foremost, it is the first Android device that sports Samsung's Super AMOLED display, which helps to create the immensely thin profile and sleek form factor. With a speedy 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and a rich screen clarity to go with it, the Galaxy S is one of the most highly sought after Android devices in 2010, alongside its competitors from the likes of Apple's iPhone 4 and the HTC Desire.

 

For designers, video producers, photographers, and the like, 2010 also saw the release of Adobe’s Creative Suite 5 (CS5). Especially if you are a photographer, Photoshop CS5’s much-improved HDR imaging, Lens Correction, Refine Edge, and Content-Aware Fill would please you. Flash Catalyst, which makes its debut in CS5, lets you design interactive Flash components without the need to know much about Flash. All CS5 applications are also designed to take advantage of 64-bit-operating systems.

 

If you are looking for pure speed, look no further than the C300 SSD with its SATA 6Gbps interface. This allows for read speeds of up to 355 MB/s. Simply put, it is one of the fastest SSDs in the market right now. For desktop users, it is the perfect companion for that upcoming Sandy Bridge motherboard that you have been eying as its native SATA 6Gbps controller is far superior than in the market currently. This means the C300 has further performance headroom to be unleashed.

 

The tablet that launched a thousand copies, Apple's iPad has taken the world by storm since its debut, becoming one of the desirable tech gadgets this year. In the process, it has brought life back to the formerly defunct tablet genre and for most of 2010, it has been the only tablet choice.

 

If you possess a 3G mobile account and have no wish to splurge on a home broadband connection, then this little thingy should be perfect for you. Fundamentally, Aztech's HW553 is a compact and handy N-router which supports 3G or 3.5G USB modems. It also touts a USB port which is friendly with printers and storage devices. Share the love.

 

While Toshiba's REGZA XL700 does not feature much in the way of online entertainment, we still think this edge-lit TV deserves a spot in our list. Upsides of the REGZA XL700 include its talent for natural colors, excellent de-interlacing, and pliable display despite a lack of localized dimming. Also expect a USB and SD card slot on this Toshiba offering.

 

The PIXMA MG6170 showcases Canon's new Intelligent Touch System: touch-sensitive controls which light up when in use, and fade to black beneath the piano black finish of the body when inactive. Adds a dash of class to your home office while still maintaining a class act in the performance and quality department as we've found in our testing.

 

Proving that size does not matter is the Dell Alienware M11x. Its small frame hides a capable gaming machine that any gamer would be proud to own. Decked out in fancy lights that every Alienware machine comes in, the M11x is one machine that gives as good as it looks in a more manageable form factor.