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Apple iMac

The latest iMac is thinner and more powerful than ever: Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge and at least 8GB RAM running the none-more-elegant OS X Mountain Lion. Apple has yet to embrace touchscreen tech, but why would you want to besmirch that luscious screen?

from £1025 ★★★★★

Best for ALL-ROUND BRILLIANCE

SAT-NAV

TomTom GO LIVE 1005

With a spacious 5in screen and clever route calculation, the 1005 is our fave sat-nav yet. Yes, there’s an added cost, but you get a free year of Live services. Look for discounts as a GO series refresh is on its way with a new look, all-new Ul and screen options up to 6in.

from £240 ★★★★★

Best for TOTAL TRAFFIC KNOWLEDGE

Google Maps Navigation

Apple’s Maps app for iOS6 remains pretty, but flawed. With Google Nav now back in the iTunes Store, there really is one solid choice for both iOS and Android users and this is it. Street View, accurate public transport info, cycle maps and decent traffic warnings. Bingo.

£free

★★★★★

Best for BUDGET TRAVELLERS

Garmin nuvi 3490LMT

Just as we went to press, Garmin unveiled its new range. DAB-based digital traffic info claims to beat TMC into a cocked wheel trim by being updated every minute — and no need for a live services subscription. Intriguing. They’re at Halfords now; test coming.

£200

★★★★★

Best for TRAVELLING WITH STYLE

CAMCORDERS

Canon Legria HF R48

If you’re after a video box that concentrates on the things that count, the HF R48 is your cam. It lays down super-smooth 1080p@50fps footage In all conditions, has a useful 32x zoom, 32GB of internal memory, a big battery and even does a fine job with sound.

£350 ★★★★★

Best for TOP-QUALITY HOME MOVIES

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