CNET First Look (SD) show

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.

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 First Look: Panasonic's dumb plasma TV is a smart buy | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 139

The Panasonic TC-P50U50 lacks Smart TV, 3D, and other bells and whistles, but a low price and excellent picture quality make it an outstanding value.

 First Look: Acer packs an ultrabook-level wallop for a fraction of the price | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 192

The $550 Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 is a budget-shopper's dream, provided you can live with a compromised battery life.

 First Look: The basic 17-inch Dell Inspiron 17R | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 153

If you need maximum screen size at a minimum price, this basic 17-inch Dell Inspiron 17R is powerful enough for everyday tasks.

 First Look: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 hands-on | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 209

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.

 First Look: The Kyocera Rise is an Android 4.0, QWERTY phone | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 74

Equipped with Android 4.0 and a slideout four-row keyboard, the Kyocera Rise from Sprint is a midrange handset for messaging enthusiasts.

 First Look: Acer Aspire V3 571G-9435 offers high-end computing on a shoestring | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 138

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.

 First Look: Despite the inclusion of its own keyboard, the Archos Gen 10 feel overpriced. | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 184

The Archos Gen 10 is the followup to the Archos Gen 9 and includes its own QWERTY keyboard accessory.

 First Look: Vizio's risky, affordable 27-inch all-in-one | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 218

For its first desktop all-in-one, budget TV maker Vizio shows a penchant for consumer-friendly design.

 First Look: If an Android QWERTY slider is what you crave, the Photon Q could satisfy | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 124

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.

 First Look: Samsung t159 simply makes strong calls | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 96

All you really need in a flip phone like the $20 t159 for T-Mobile is clear, clean audio.

 First Look: Pioneer VSX-1022K hands-on | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 132

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.

 First Look: Have a splash with Boost's Kyocera Hydro | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 73

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.

 First Look: Hands-on with the Synaptics ForcePad for Windows 8 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 66

Forget about touchpads and clickpads, the latest way to interface with your laptop is the pressure-sensitive ForcePad.

 First Look: Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and the A2300 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 73

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.

 First Look: Nike's Lunar Hyperdunk+ tracks your moves on the court | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 137

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.


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