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.
The 2012 Kindle Fire is simply the 2011 Kindle Fire with speed improvements, a new operating system, and a much lower price.
The Dell B1160w's limited paper input capacity and lack of Ethernet networking constrain its use for small businesses with high-volume workloads, but its compact form makes it an affordable solution for personal use at home.
The LG PA6500 is a decent plasma television if you'll have nothing less than 1080p for cheap, but the rival Samsung is the better deal.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 is a decent little 10x zoom camera, but models from Nikon, Panasonic, and even Sony itself offer more for your money.
This 10-inch Android tablet has a unique feature: a custom detachable Xbox-like game-pad.
Though it isn't decked out with the best specs, the mid-level Android 4.0 LG Splendor is a reliable and an affordable 3G phone.
The 4-pound Samsung Series 5 isn't as light and portable as some slim 14-inch laptops, but this AMD-powered version can be found at a significant discount if you shop around.
The Samsung Galaxy S II may not be new but boasts an Android 4.0 update plus all the features that made it great.
The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM has an extreme definition resolution, plenty of connections, a gamut of ergo options, and OSD customibility.
B&N undercuts price of Amazon's Fire HD 8.9"
B&N's $199 Nook HD weighs 11.1 ounces and has a 1440 x 900 resolution screen.
Panasonic's very affordable RP-HJE355 series in-ear headphones sound as good as many earphones that cost twice as much.
The LG PA4500 is a okay budget TV but its competitors are able to deliver better picture quality for the buck.
Though it doesn't have the highest specs in the market, the T-Mobile Concord is a 3G phone designed for smartphone n00bs who want to be contract-free.
T-Mobile's latest QWERTY smartphone features Android 4.0 and a lovely 4-inch screen.