Top performers in 2017 - consumer electronics awards

Here is the list with the top performing consumer electronics products in the outgoing year 2017


Today we are taking a look at some of the best products we've reviewed in 2017 - computers, TVs, smartphones, cars and other consumer electronics. Of course there might be better ones out there, that is why we rely on your opinion as well.

So, lets start with the list and the best entry level ultrabook for 2017:

Lenovo Thinkpad Ultrabook T460 - solid build quality but average performance

Lenovo Thinkpad T460 is a decent laptop for business purposes with long battery life, middle to very good performance depending on load and sturdy build. Maybe I would have recommended it if it wasn’t for the price – this Lenovo ultrabook should definitely not cost the US$1,200 it’s currently sold for.

Next, we will stop our attention on the best mid-range smartphone for 2017:

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) – the best mid-range smartphone


The Samsung J5 (2017) impresses with its sample and stylish design. Entirely made of metal (except for the screen of course) and offered in couple very nice colors it really stands out in the crowd. The fingerprint sensor and quality 13MP selfie-camera are just some of its features that you get for less than $350. In comparison, for the same price you can get a Honor 7 Lite which is worse in almost any aspect that we've taken into consideration.

It's time to rate our top choice for best LED TV to buy in 2017:

Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650

Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 is the best 40 inch display we've reviewed in 2017. I think for a price of around 400 Euros the Sony Bravia 40WD650 does a great job. The 40 inch size is a good compromise for both watching TV or if using it for home cinema (for cinema only I prefer 43 inch TV sets, while for TV specifically I think the perfect size is 39 inch). Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 is a great TV for the money. I’ve always preferred Sony for TV and cinema electronics and this 40 inch panel did not disappoint me. Probably our next TV will be a bit bigger (43 inch) and with 4K resolution but I think there will be some time before we move on with this 40WD650.

The next item we will award this year is the Teclast Tbook 10 Android tablet:

The best cheap 10 inch Android/Widnows tablet in 2017 - Teclast Tbook 10
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The Teclast Tbook 10 impressed us with very powerful hardware, solid build quality and stylish design. The price was also good compared to its rivals.

Next is the best used vehicle we've tested in 2017

Opel Vectra C - the best second-hand purchase in 2017

The petrol Opel Vectra C we've tested earlier this year impressed with good product quality and very wide set of features and extras offered in this car. I would totally recommend the Vectra C as a second hand purchase. Just make sure to make your research and pick the right car for you. If I needed to buy one now I would avoid the 1.9 CDTI and the 2.2 direct engines due to expensive servicing. The 1.8 petrol engine is my strongest recommendation. Opel / Vauxhall Astra H is another car that we tested and liked in general.

So, these were the top performers in 2017 or at least we think so. Please feel free to share your opinion about these or your personal favorites.

Wish you happy and productive 2018!

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