Westlake Village (CA) - 11 months of 2005 have passed by, which means that it is not only time that you slowly but surely have to figure out your Christmas shopping list, but as a reader of Tom's Hardware Guide you have a pretty good idea which companies brought out the best products this year. Our Tom's Hardware Guide "Readers' Choice Awards" not only gives you a chance to reward those firms with our annual prize, but also to win a speedy notebook.
Your only task in the Readers' Choice Awards simply is to pick your favorite products and gadgets from a host of categories that include motherboards, processors and graphics cards. We give you ample choices in each of those categories, but if you do not find what you think was the best hardware of 2005, you can suggest your favorite device.
Other than that, we only need your name and email address for the prize drawing: One lucky voter will receive an Asus notebook with a 17" screen. This powerhouse laptop has a 2.13 GHz Pentium M 770 processor, 2 GByte of RAM and a 100 GByte harddrive. TV enthusiasts may also appreciate the integrated TV-tuner.
The second prize is a 500 GByte 7200 RPM harddrive from Seagate. Winners three to ten will receive a Tom's Hardware Guide T-Shirt.
in 2004, more than 22,000 readers participated in the Tom's Hardware Guide Readers' Choice Awards - making it one of the most influential awards in the IT industry. Among last year's winners were the AMD Athlon 64 processor, which was honored as Best Innovation in CPUs and the Nvidia GeForce 6800 series that won the Best Innovation in Graphics prize.