Gear of the year

Forget boring tech: Here are some of the most innovative, interesting products we’ve seen (or are waiting to see) this year.

Sony VAIO P Series


Even more petite — yet more powerful — than HP's offerings, the Sony VAIO P not-quite-a-netbook defies simple definition. The whole thing measures 11 by 7.9 by 0.9 inches — think an overstuffed business envelope — and weighs a mere 1.5 pounds. But inside there's an Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, and a 60GB HDD. Even its tiny 8.9-inch screen (with a native resolution of 1600 by 768 pixels) is surprisingly crisp for Web browsing. But the $900-plus price tag might discourage some window shoppers.

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