This holiday shopping season, get a simple answer to the question: "So what should I buy?" with top gear picks and insider wisdom straight from PopSci editors and contributors. Rather than make you sort through dozens of reviews, we've distilled our buying advice down to three options—a PopSci Pick (our top recommendation), a Splurge and a Bargain—for 17 different types of device, including:
-Netbooks and notebooks
-TVs, entry-level and videophile
-DSLRs, with and without video
-Blu-ray players, receivers and media streamers
-Camcorders, Flip-style and full-feature
-PC-gaming rigs and accessories
In addition to our gear recommendations, you’ll also get the knowledge you need to outsmart the salesperson at the local big box. For each product category, we’ll tell you the stats that matter, the features to look for and what bells and whistles you can skip. Ready to buy? Just click Price Check to open Google Shopping in your browser for an instant price comparison.
Get the most for your gadget-shopping dollars this year with the Popular Science Tech Buyer’s Guide.
And be sure to check out the digital-magazine edition of the Tech Buyer's Guide, with extras like How It Works and What's Next, at popsci.com/buyersguide.