2005 HAS COME AND GONE
, and before the year fades from memory, we'd like to take a moment to recognize some of the best hardware and most memorable events of the year. There was much to get excited about in 2005, including dual-core processors, next-gen graphics cards, new audio products, and bigger hard drives. In addition to a slew of new product introductions, 2005 was also filled with stunning events, questionable marketing tactics, disappointing no-shows, and disturbing trends.
Today we'll be handing out our Best Hardware of 2005 awards to the most compelling enthusiast-oriented products of the year. We've also come up with a series of unique awards to highlight some of the year's biggest events and trends, and we haven't pulled any punches. Read on for the best and worst of the past year.