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Sony BWU-100A Blu-ray Drive

Most folks aren’t prepared to choose sides in the battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD—and who can blame ’em, given the scarcity of HD content and the exorbitant cost of drives and media. But for the gotta-have-it-now early adopters, Blu-ray remains the only next-gen disc you can burn. The HD DVD camp has yet to release a burner, while Sony’s BWU-100A marks the third Blu-ray burner we’ve reviewed in the last six months. And with each new model, we’re seeing improvements.

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HP TouchSmart IQ770

When HP designed the TouchSmart IQ770, it must have been thinking of that old saying, “No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like the kitchen best.” This PC is tailor made for serving up—and scarfing down—digital media in the kitchen.

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Pertelian X2040

One-part silly and two-parts helpful, with just a pinch of problems, the Pertelian 2040 USB display leaves us with a mixed taste in our mouths.

Rainbow Six: Vegas

In Rainbow Six: Vegas, it's time to plot strategic entries and chew bubble gum. And we're all out of gum.

M-Audio Session

Rock out with your sound loops out using M-Audio's Session. It's no Acid, but budding artists have to start somewhere!

Notion Protégé

If you're trying to be next Ben Folds, you would be wise to stay away from Notion's Protégé.

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Kingston K-PEX 100 Portable Media Player

We hate to admit it, but we sometimes judge a book by its cover. Kingston’s K-PEX 100 is a case in point—this flash media player sat in the Lab unopened and unloved for weeks.

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