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Top 100 Products of 2008

Top 100 Products of 2008



Nos 61 - 70

Billed as the "funnest" iPod ever, the second generation of the iPod Touch 2G was slimmer, sexier and boasted a faster processor clock speed and built-in speakers.

Aluminum fans will love this behemoth casing from Lian Li which sports excellent features and design aesthetics that could have melted the coldest of wallets (which it did with its expensive price tag).

MacBook Air killer the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 was not - but it still had a blazing good design with an ultra-fast SSD. Lust away, ThinkPad fans!

An unique open-air design that seems ideal for enthusiasts who are constantly upgrading their components, the Antec Skeleton exposes your PC components to the outside environment. Together with its 92mm fan, heat won't be an issue anymore, though dust could be.

At 21.1-megapixel, the 5D Mk II matches the same resolution as its flagship 1Ds Mark III. Plus, it's also the first full-frame DSLR that allows you to capture 1080p video, 12 minutes worth for a 4GB card. ISO25600 makes this the first full-frame to reach that sensitivity level too.

It may be as simple as mounting its successful IceQ range of VGA coolers on the popular Radeon HD 4850, but HIS' take on this - HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ4 Turbo X - scores for both its gaming performance and low operating temperatures. A power draw that's lower than the reference design makes it one of the best Radeon HD 4850 cards we have seen this year.

The newest model from Panasonic's Toughbook line is not only tough, it's also light and handy, as it comes with a built-in retractable handle that's really, really handy. Add to that its very decent battery life and we have a winner.

The latest favorite of overclockers for its excellent overclocking potential, the Core 2 Duo E8600 comes with a new E0 stepping that is said to enable higher speed bins. Attempts by overclockers to push this processor have resulted in clock speeds of up to 6.7GHz, a dramatic improvement over its default 3.33GHz.

If you're looking for a gigabit router that can (almost) do it all, this N ProMAx router from SMC was a decent one that fit this requirement perfectly. It uses a StreamEngine for media streaming, touts a print server and WPS all at an affordable price.

  If you threw money out of the equation, then the Samsung Series 6 LA40A650A1R would be our TV choice. This 40-incher is not only a real looker, it also boasts phenomenal picture quality. Watching the telly will never be the same with this.