Blueado Mini m5e Video
Though a tad pricier than we would have liked, the Optoma MovieTime DV10 does a good job delivering an all-in-one home-theater experience.
The clone that comes closest to the nearly flawless Mac Mini, AOpen's MiniPC Duo MP945-V would be easier to recommend if it hit the same price point as Apple's pocket-size box.
The pocket-size Sony VAIO UX390 makes solid improvements over the first generation of UMPCs, but its target audience is unclear.
Attention home-theater fans: Apple has updated its Mac Mini computer for the holidays. Molly Wood unboxes the 2012 model and gives her take on what she likes and what's missing from the device.
Designed to look rugged and masculine, the G-Drive mini Triple is the first pocket-size external hard drive we've run into that spins at 7,200rpm (as opposed to 5,400rpm of others). It's also compact and features all three types of data connection: USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800.
KEF's stunningly styled egg-shaped speaker package, the KHT-3005, boasts audiophile-quality sound for music and impressive home-theater performance and has earned it an Editors' Choice award.
Onkyo's affordable, full-featured CS-V720 is a great do-it-all option for bedrooms and dens that are too small for full-size home-theater systems.
The Polywell MiniBox2 939NP Media Center PC earns points for its dual-core processor and capacious storage, but home-theater enthusiasts will require more A/V input and output choices.
The Sharp LC-37D40U delivers some of the deepest blacks and very good overall image quality for an LCD, making it worth the extra dough for home-theater fans.
Get a first look from the Labs at the pocket-size 6-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD630.