CNET First Look (SD)
Summary: Get the first look at the hottest products from our expert CNET editors. They'll dive in deep and cover all of the hot features, as well as the flaws of the latest tech gadgets across every product category.
If you need maximum screen size at a minimum price, this basic 17-inch Dell Inspiron 17R is powerful enough for everyday tasks.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's compact, elegant design; generally excellent photo quality; bright, fast lens; and speedy performance make a great package if you don't mind spending a little more money.
Equipped with Android 4.0 and a slideout four-row keyboard, the Kyocera Rise from Sprint is a midrange handset for messaging enthusiasts.
Students looking for a lot of horsepower for not much money should check out the Acer Aspire V3 for its under-the-hood quad-core processor...but it won't appeal to everybody.
The Archos Gen 10 is the followup to the Archos Gen 9 and includes its own QWERTY keyboard accessory.
For its first desktop all-in-one, budget TV maker Vizio shows a penchant for consumer-friendly design.
Running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and driven by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the Motorola Photon Q will certainly surpass Motorola's Droid 4.
All you really need in a flip phone like the $20 t159 for T-Mobile is clear, clean audio.
The Pioneer VSX-1022-K doesn't have much to make it stand out from other AV receivers on the market, although it's worth considering if you can find it heavily discounted.
The Kyocera Hydro by Boost Mobile is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset that is also waterproof -- so there's no need to worry if you accidentally drop it in water or take it for a quick swim.
Forget about touchpads and clickpads, the latest way to interface with your laptop is the pressure-sensitive ForcePad.
The entry-level Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and its IS-less linemate the A2300 are simple cameras with nice picture quality for casual snapshooters, but the price difference isn't worth sacrificing the image stabilization.
At $250, these are expensive even for shoe and basketball enthusiasts. While some may like the design, I wasn't the biggest fan. Given the price and limitations of what it can do, I can't recommend these shoes for the average Joe or even folks who get on the court on a regular basis.
The Samsung ES6500 is a competent television with good color response but it's not quite to the same level as the competition.
The Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse is meant to travel light with your Windows 8 tablet-to-be. It works well with Android tablets, too.