Computer Shopper Announces Hot 100 Awards, Celebrating the Best in Tech for 2007 Awards Recognize Editors' Favorite Tech Products of the Year

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ComputerShopper.com today announced winners of its Hot 100 Awards. The awards recognize Computer Shopper editors' top 100 favorite tech products of the past 12 months in seven categories.

Computer Shopper magazine and http://www.ComputerShopper.com today announced winners of its Hot 100 Awards. The awards recognize Computer Shopper editors' top 100 favorite tech products of the past 12 months in seven categories.

"Our Hot 100 awards recognize outstanding products and services that represent the best tech products you can buy," said Sean Portnoy, Executive Editor, http://www.ComputerShopper.com. "We have seen innovation on a grand scale that is shaping the trends in the tech landscape reflected in this year's winners."

The Hot 100 award winners were announced today at http://www.ComputerShopper.com/hot100 and in the November 2007 print issue of Computer Shopper magazine. Winners were chosen in the following categories: Desktops, Laptops, Mobile, Hardware, Software, Internet Services, and Home Theater. In addition, Computer Shopper editors named the Product of the Year.

This year's Hot 100 list shows the gains Hewlett-Packard has made against formerly dominant Dell in both desktops and laptops, and the absolute dominance Google commands in the field of Internet services. And for the second year running, Apple and Intel have won the Product of the Year and Technology of the Year awards, a sign that both companies have regained their clout in the computing world.

The winners of Computer Shopper magazine's 2007 Hot 100 Awards are listed below and can be found online at http://www.computershopper.com/hot100

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: 2007'S MOST MEMORABLE PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY
Apple iPhone

TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR
Quad-Core CPUs

BEST-DESIGNED PC
HP Blackbird 002 with Voodoo DNA

BEST BUDGET PC
ZT Element 2005Xa

BEST MIDRANGE PC
Dell Inspiron 531

BEST HIGH-END PC
Polywell Poly P503

BEST GAMING PC
Dell XPS 710 H2C

BEST ENTERTAINMENT PC
Alienware Hangar18 HD Entertainment Center

BEST SMALL-FORM-FACTOR PC
HP Compaq Presario DC7800

BEST ALL-IN-ONE PC
Apple iMac

BEST-DESIGNED LAPTOP
Toshiba Portégé R400

BEST BUDGET LAPTOP
HP Pavilion DV6000z

BEST ENTERTAINMENT LAPTOP
HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Notebook PC

BEST MIDSIZE LAPTOP
Gateway E-265M

BEST THIN-AND-LIGHT LAPTOP
Apple MacBook Pro

BEST ULTRAPORTABLE LAPTOP
Toshiba Portégé R500

BEST GAMING LAPTOP
Alienware Area-51 m9750

BEST TABLET PC
HP Pavilion TX1000

BEST SMARTPHONE
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8300

BEST CELL PHONE
LG Chocolate VX8550

BEST HEADSET
Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth

BEST PORTABLE VIDEO PLAYER
Archos 704 WiFi

BEST FLASH-BASED MP3 PLAYER
Iriver Clix Gen 2

BEST HARD DRIVE MP3 PLAYER
Apple iPod

BEST IPOD ACCESSORY
Altec Lansing inMotion iM600

BEST HEADPHONES
Shure SE310 Sound Isolating Earphones

BEST GPS DEVICE
Magellan CrossOverGPS

BEST USB MEMORY DEVICE
SanDisk Cruzer Titanium

BEST PORTABLE HARD DRIVE
Seagate FreeAgent Go (160GB)

BEST MAINSTREAM GRAPHICS CARD
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

BEST BUDGET GRAPHICS CARD
ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT

BEST GAMING GRAPHICS CARD
EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTX Superclocked

BEST COLOR LASER PRINTER
Xerox Phaser 8560/N

BEST PHOTO INKJET PRINTER
Epson Stylus Photo 1400

BEST SNAPSHOT PRINTER
HP Photosmart A820

BEST HOME MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER
Canon Pixma MP470

BEST LASER PRINTER
Dell 1720dn

BEST PROCESSOR
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850

BEST MOTHERBOARD
Asus P5K3 Deluxe

BEST PC CASE
Antec P190

BEST BUDGET LCD
HP w1907

BEST PERFORMANCE LCD
Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP-HC

BEST ENTERTAINMENT LCD
ViewSonic VX1945wm ViewDock

BEST SPEAKER SYSTEM
Bose Companion 3

BEST GAMING MOUSE
Logitech G5

BEST MOUSE/KEYBOARD COMBO
Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave

BEST WEBCAM
Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000

BEST WIRELESS-NETWORKING DEVICE
D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N

BEST REWRITABLE DVD DRIVE
Sony DVDirect VRD-MC5

BEST EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
Seagate FreeAgent Pro

BEST NETWORK-ATTACHED STORAGE
HP MediaSmart Server

BEST BUDGET DIGITAL CAMERA
Canon PowerShot A550

BEST MIDRANGE DIGITAL CAMERA
Kodak Z712 IS

BEST DIGITAL SLR CAMERA
Nikon D40x

BEST ULTRACOMPACT CAMERA
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

BEST BUDGET DIGITAL CAMCORDER
Canon ZR-850

BEST MIDRANGE DIGITAL CAMCORDER
Panasonic SDR-H18

BEST HIGH-DEFINITION DIGITAL CAMCORDER
Sony HDR-SR7

BEST GAMING CONSOLE
Nintendo Wii

BEST PROFESSIONAL IMAGE-EDITING SOFTWARE
Adobe Photoshop CS3

BEST OFFICE SUITE
OpenOffice.org 2.2.1

BEST HOME MEDIA SOFTWARE
Apple iLife '08

BEST DIGITAL-PHOTO ORGANIZER
Picasa 2.7

BEST DISC-BURNING SOFTWARE
Nero 7 Ultra Edition Enhanced

BEST MEDIA PLAYER
Windows Media Player 11

BEST CONSUMER IMAGE-EDITING SOFTWARE
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

BEST CONSUMER VIDEO-EDITING SOFTWARE
Adobe Premiere Elements 4

BEST PERSONAL-FINANCE SOFTWARE
Quicken Premier 2007

BEST E-MAIL CLIENT
Microsoft Outlook 2007

BEST UTILITY SUITE
System Mechanic 7

BEST ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0

BEST INTERNET SECURITY SOFTWARE
Norton 360

BEST ANTISPYWARE SOFTWARE
Ad-Aware 2007

BEST FILE-COMPRESSION SOFTWARE
PowerArchiver 2007

BEST DESKTOP SEARCH
Google Desktop 5

BEST BROWSER
Firefox 2

BEST FIREFOX EXTENSION
StumbleUpon

BEST RSS READER
GreatNews

BEST GAME
Bioshock

BEST FREE DOWNLOAD
Google Earth

BEST SEARCH ENGINE
Google

BEST ONLINE PHOTO SERVICE
Picasa Web Albums

BEST ONLINE MUSIC STORE
iTunes Music Store

BEST IM SOFTWARE/SERVICE
Trillian 3.1

BEST FREE ONLINE SERVICE
Craigslist

BEST PAID ONLINE SERVICE
Netflix

BEST VIDEO SITE
YouTube

BEST WEBMAIL SERVICE
Gmail

BEST VOIP SERVICE
Skype

BEST BLOGGING SERVICE
WordPress

BEST SOCIAL-NETWORKING SERVICE
Facebook

BEST MOBILE SERVICE
Google Maps

BEST PLASMA HDTV
Pioneer PDP-4280HD

BEST BUDGET LCD HDTV
Vizio VX32L HDTV

BEST 1080p LCD HDTV
Samsung LN-T4665F

BEST REAR-PROJECTION HDTV
Mitsubishi WD-65831

BEST HOME THEATER IN A BOX
Onkyo HT-S907

BEST DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
TiVo HD

BEST UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL
Logitech Harmony 1000

BEST MEDIA STREAMER
Apple TV

About Computer Shopper:
In print and online at http://www.computershopper.com, our expert staff of technology editors helps readers cut through technology-buying clutter with focused editorial that is informative, relevant, and actionable. Computer Shopper offers in-depth product reviews, comparison tools, and buying advice that empower users with the information they need to make purchasing decisions.

About SX2 Media Labs, LLC:
SX2 Media Labs serves passionate technology enthusiasts online and in print. With a focus on niche technology audiences, the company is rapidly expanding its footprint in technology media.

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