SOURCE: FindTheBest


April 24, 2013 09:00 ET

FindTheBest Names the Most Coveted Products for Dads and Grads in Popular Gift Categories

FindTheBest Ranks Hybrid Cars, Laptops, Digital Cameras Under $500 and All-Inclusive Resorts

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - To help simplify gifting this Father's Day and graduation season, FindTheBest, the unbiased, data-driven, comparison platform, names top products in popular gift categories. Whether splurging on a new car for a loved one or treating someone special to a much-deserved vacation or a must-have gadget, FindTheBest makes choosing something they'll love simple.

By presenting information from reputable sources like public databases, manufacturers' specifications and expert ratings, FindTheBest provides a way for people to compare information side-by-side, without having to jump from website to website to uncover the information that matters most to them.

Here are some ideas to help with Dads and Grads gifting this year:

Hybrid Cars: Moms and Dads that want to treat their very lucky eco-minded grad can compare by price, MPG, horsepower and more. The five 2013 models with the best Smart Rating:

Make and Model -- FindTheBest Smart Rating
1. Ford Fusion SE Hybrid -- 96
2. Toyota Avalon Hybrid -- 91
3. Lexus RX 450h -- 90
4. Chevrolet Volt -- 90
5. Volkswagen Touareg -- 88

Laptops: Every new grad needs a laptop when they head off to college, and if dad's computer takes ten minutes to boot up, it's time for a new one. Compare by display size, battery life, hard drive capacity and more. Five laptops earned a Smart Rating of 99. Here they are listed in order from the least to most expensive:

Brand and Model -- Base Price
1. Lenovo Thinkpad X220 -- $1,284
2. Fujitsu LifeBook S760 -- $1,309
3. Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch with Retina Display (2012) -- $1,499 (tie)
3. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch -- $1,499 (tie)
5. Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch with Retina Display (mid-2012) -- $2,199

Digital Cameras Under $500: Capture the memories made together during this special time. Compare by type, weight, megapixels and more to find which is best for your family's needs. The top digital cameras under $500 are:

Brand and Model -- Smart Ranking
1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 -- 97
2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 -- 96
3. Canon PowerShot SX260 HS -- 95 (tie)
3. Olympus XZ-1 -- 95 (tie)
3. Sony Cyber-shot WX150 -- 95 (tie)

All-Inclusive Resorts: Grads can celebrate without whittling away cash on their trip. Compare all-inclusive resorts by location, number and types of restaurants and price. The top five in the world are:

Resort Name -- City, Country -- Smart Rating
1. Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya -- Puerto Morelos, Mexico -- 98
2. Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort -- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico -- 95
3. Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort -- St. John's, Antigua -- 94 (tie)
3. Le Blanc Spa Resort -- Cancun, Mexico -- 94 (tie)
5. Raffles Beijing -- Beijing, China -- 92

FindTheBest covers more than 800 topics, many others of which are relevant for Dads and Grads too, such as E-Readers, Golf Courses, Wakeboards, Beaches, Tents, and Fishing Rods and Reels.

About FindTheBest
FindTheBest helps people make quick and informed decisions by presenting data in a straightforward, customizable way without advertising clutter. At FindTheBest, people can compare apples-to-apples data, side-by-side, across a variety of categories. It presents the facts -- obtained from reputable sources: public and third party databases, primary sources like manufacturer and vendor websites, and expert and user ratings -- in easy-to-use tables with smart filters, so that people can decide what's best based on their personal priorities. Data content is organized into nine broad categories including: Business, Education, Electronics, Health, Home & Family, Motors, Software, Sports & Recreation and Travel & Lifestyle, and is powered by its Data-Driven Content Platform (DDCP), an engine that blends proprietary technology with human curation. FindTheBest is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

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