Dell Adamo XPS Laptop, $1200
When word of the Adamo XPS leaked last year, it generated a lot of buzz due to its 0.4-inch-thick frame--its thinness rivals that of the MacBook Air. What really makes this laptop stand out, though, is its distinctive design, which differs from the classic clamshell: The 13.4-inch LCD screen and built-in keyboard sit at unique angles when opened.
HP Pavilion p6330f Desktop Computer, $600
Although it doesn't take top honors, the HP Pavilion p6330f desktop computer holds the number three spot on our Top 10 Budget Desktop PCs chart. Office Depot has the system on sale, brand-new, for $600 after $70 instant savings.
The Pavilion p6330f is packed with a 2.93GHz Core i3-530 processor, 6GB of RAM, an impressive 1TB hard drive, and Windows 7 Home Premium. Keep in mind, however, that this isn't the best computer for gaming, and it lacks an HDMI port.
Kodak Zx1 HD Digital Camcorder, $80
If you like to shoot video outdoors but are concerned about ruining your tech gear, look for rugged products like the Kodak Zx1 pocket video camera. Buy.com has the Zx1 on sale for $80 plus free shipping.
The Kodak Zx1, rated among the top pocket camcorders by the PCWorld Labs, shoots 720p high-def video at either 30 or 60 frames per second; it can also shoot 3-megapixel stills. It features both USB and HDMI-out ports, but lacks the flip-out USB connector found on its sibling, the Kodak Zi6. We especially like its durable, "weather-resistant" design--perfect for winter sports, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
Panasonic DMP-BD65 Blu-ray Player and Movie Bundle, $143
Holiday weekends are the perfect time to relax, watch movies, and set up new gear. Amazon must have had that in mind when it decided to throw in three free Blu-ray discs when you purchase a Panasonic DMP-BD65 Blu-ray player for $143.
Though the Blu-ray player itself is not on sale, you save roughly $35 once the Blu-ray movies are included. The selection isn't too shabby, either; choices include Old School, The Perfect Storm, Dawn of the Dead, and lots more.
Panasonic Viera TC-L42U22 LCD HDTV, $575
Sears has a killer deal on a 42-inch Panasonic Viera TC-L42U22 LCD HDTV--buy it for $575, saving $175. You can order it online and pick it up at your local Sears store, or have it shipped straight to your house.
The Energy Star-qualified Viera TC-L42U22 sports a 1080p high-def display. In addition to enjoying movies, TV shows, and video games on the set, you can use its easily accessible SD Card slot to show off your photos on the big screen.