I over-think and over-analyze every purchase I make, large or small. One of my favourite sources of information is Consumer Reports Magazine (www.comsumerreports.org).
The December issue arrived at home yesterday. It is “The Best New Electronics” issue and is perfectly timed for anyone thinking about a Christmas electronics purchase. They have tested and give ratings for 400+ hot new electronic products. They give basic info on the features you should consider and list the top performers and values. They have repair history ratings on some products, and tell you where to buy computers and electronics, and how to get the best deal.
If you are in the market for a laptop or desktop, printer, LCD & plasma TV, Blu-ray player, home-theatre system, music player, headphone, point-and-shoot camera, SLR camera or lens, microwave oven and coffee maker you should grab a copy of the December issue of Consumer Reports.