The 100 Best Products of 2008

The 100 Best Products, Numbers 71 through 80

nVidia GeForce 8800 GT
71. nVidia GeForce 8800 GT (graphics board, $250) The 8800 GT had a big impact on the market, thanks to its moderate price, low power consumption, and strong gaming performance. Site | Check prices

72. Cerulean Studios Trillian (instant messaging, free) A handy, streamlined app for chatting across AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo, Trillian just gets better with age. Download

73. Creative Aurvana X-Fi (headphones, $300) Fueled by two AAA batteries, Creative's noise-canceling Aurvana X-Fi cans rock your dome with deep, rich sound processing. Review | Check prices

74. Olympus SP-570 UZ (advanced digital camera, $500) The new king of megazoom point-and-shoot cameras, the SP-570 UZ uses a 20x optical zoom lens to take close-ups to the extreme. Site | Check prices

75. Apple iMac (desktop computer, from $1199) This model eschews the cheap-looking plastic chassis of earlier entries in the iMac line in favor of a sleek anodized aluminum one. It's a hard worker, too. Review | Check prices

76. Samsung 2263DX (22-inch LCD display, $550) This unique 22-incher sports a side- or top-mountable 7-inch secondary screen that you can use to view instant messaging clients, music or movie players, or photo viewers. Review

77. Canon Vixia HF10 (high-definition camcorder, $1100) The tiny-but-mighty Canon Vixia HF10 records high-def video directly to an internal 16GB flash drive or a high-capacity SD card. Site | Check prices

78. Mint (personal finance site, free) This smart Web tool details exactly where your money is coming from--and where it's going. Review

VMWare Fusion
79. VMWare Fusion (virtualization software, $80) VMWare edges out Parallels Desktop as the simplest, easiest way to expand the capabilities of a Mac OS system so that it can run Windows programs. Site | Check prices

80. Apple TV Take 2 (media-streaming device, $229 and up) A new software update enables Apple's streamer to download movies (standard- and high-def) directly from the Internet. Review | Check prices

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