Thursday, June 12, 2008

The 100 Best Products of 2008

PC World is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG. It offers advice on various aspects of PCs and related items, the Internet, and other personal-technology products and services. In each publication, PC world reviews and tests hardware and software products from a variety of manufacturers, as well as other technology related devices such as still and video cameras, audio devices and televisions.

One of my favorite article is on "The 100 Best Products of the Year".

This year's tech gems--as picked by PC World editors and readers--will leave you more productive, connected, and entertained.

Reader's Top Choices, by Category


  • Halo 3

Gaming Consoles

  • Nintendo Wii

Gaming Accessories

  • Wii Remote

Broadband Services (Wired)

  • Verizon FiOS

Mobile Broadband Services

  • Verizon EvDO

VoIP Services

  • Skype

19-Inch LCD Monitors

  • Dell UltraSharp 1908WFP

23-Inch LCD Monitors

  • Apple Cinema Display

Wireless Routers

  • Linksys - WRT54G

Color Laser Printers

  • Xerox Phaser 6180MFP

Multifunction Printers

  • Canon ImageClass MF 5750

Inkjet Multifunction Printers

  • Canon Pixma MX700

Inkjet Photo Printers

  • Canon Pixma iP4500

Snapshot Printers

  • HP Photosmart A526


  • Fujitsu ScanSnap s500

External Hard Drives

  • Apple Time Capsule

NAS Devices

  • Netgear ReadyNAS Duo

Desktop PCs

  • iMac

Laptop PCs

  • MacBook

Power Laptops

  • Alienware

Ultraportable Laptops

  • Lenovo X300


  • Asus


  • Penryn Quad-Core (w/SSE4)

Hard Drives

  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA

Graphics Boards

  • Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra

Media Players

  • Apple iPod Touch


  • Sony MDR7506 Professional

Cell Phones

  • iPhone

Smart Phones

  • Blackberry Curve 8300

Personal Navigation Devices

  • Garmin Nuvi 660

Digital SLRs

  • Canon Digital Rebel Xsi

Digital Cameras

  • Canon SD750

High-Definition Camcorders

  • Sony HDR-HC3

Viral Video Camcorders

  • Casio Exilim EX-S880

Advanced Digital Cameras

  • Canon EOS 40D

Audio Editing Software

  • Audacity

Antivirus Software

  • Kaspersky

Project Management Software

  • Microsoft Project

Image Editing Software

  • Photoshop CS3

E-Mail (PC-based)

  • Mozilla Thunderbird

Desktop Search Software

  • Google

Office Suites


System Utilities

  • CCleaner

Virtualization Software

  • VMWare Fusion

Security Software

  • Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0

Operating Systems

  • Apple Mac OS 10.5 Leopard

Web Browsers

  • Mozilla Firefox 3

Video Editing Software

  • Final Cut Studio

Photo Sharing Software

  • Flickr

File Sharing Software

  • YouSendIt

Instant Messaging Software

  • Pidgin

Videoconferencing Software

  • Skype 3.6

News Readers

  • Firefox

E-Mail (Hosted)

  • Gmail

Office Suites (Hosted)

  • Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Mobile Mapping Software

  • Google Maps

Mobile Operating Systems

  • iPhone

Mobile Browsers

  • Safari

Mobile Social Networking Services

  • Twitter

Mobile TVs

  • Slingbox AV

GPS Applications

  • TomTom Plus traffic and data

Plasma TVs

  • Panasonic 1080p Plasmas TH Line


  • Sony KDL-52XBR4

High-Definition Video Players

  • PlayStation 3

Media Servers

  • Windows XP Media Center 2005

Media Streamers

  • Apple TV Take 2

Media Center Extenders

  • PS3

Digital Video Recorders

  • Tivo HD Series 3

Universal Remotes

  • Logitech Harmony 1000 Touchscreen

Travel Sites

  • Kayak

Digital Music Sites

  • iTunes

Video Sites

  • YouTube

Security Sites

  • BitDefender Online Scanner

News Sites

  • Engadget

Community/Social Networking Sites

  • Wikipedia

Financial Sites

  • Yahoo Finance

Entertainment and Reference Sites

  • Wikipedia

Format: PDF
Language: English
Pages: 132 pages
Size: 23.43 MB

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