The 10 Best Products Of 2007


Electronics are getting slimmer, sleeker and stylish, so why should desktops miss out on the fun? In 2007, manufacturers proved that the desktop doesn't need to go out for the Boring Award. We were smitten with the design of two in particular: Hewlett-Packard's Compaq dc7800 Ultra Slim Desktop PC and Lenovo's ThinkCentre A61e. In the end, HP won us over with its solid Intel-based performance, ease of deployment and shapely lines, which is why the dc7800 gets our nod for Desktop of the Year. Injecting new life into a segment many considered moribund, the dc7800 returned solid desktop-worthy results during testing, outperforming many business laptops that have come through our labs. If HP's goal was to provide a machine that does enough to meet daily business needs without taking up a lot of space or breaking the bank, then we say mission accomplished. [READ MORE]