COMMENTARY--If it's October, it must be time for ZDNet and Computer Shopper's list of the top 100 products of the year. Categories span the world of computing--from desktops, notebooks, and mobile products to software, games, and Web services. This year, new Editor's Pick boxes highlight products our editors are especially fond of.
While many of the usual suspects are present and accounted for, like Compaq's iPaq handheld and Apple's latest iBook portable, we think you'll find some products that haven't been blessed by extensive press coverage.
And going from the sublime to the ridiculous, don't miss pundit John Dvorak's listing of bottom feeders in The Bottom 5 of 2001.
For those of you wondering what happens to those great products that come out toward the end of the year, fear not--you'll find those in next year's list. Check out the full story.
Other notable new reviews this week:
The first Athlon XP desktops: Once you get past the cheesy XP thing, these are impressive systems. Read Reviews
What were your favorite products that came out this year? TalkBalk to us!