The 1991 Compute Choice Awards. (best home computer products)
Now in their third year, the COMPUTE Choice Awards recognize those products that best answer the home computer user's diversified needs. You'll see a favorite or two among our prizewinners. There were many worthy contenders this year, as you'll see on page 22 in the article "Honorable Mentions." And to top it all off, COMPUTE readers can cast their own votes by phone (see page 16) for products in the four main categories: Home Office, Entertainment, Discovery, and Technical.
We hope the COMPUTE Choice Awards will serve you as you seek products for your computing needs. Use them as a guide, as an indication. Let us put our experience on the line for you.
Small Business Organizer AlphaWorks 2.0, Alpha Software; PC File, 5.0, ButtonWare; Personal Office, Top Ten Software; Top Priority, Power Up!
Word Processing LetterPerfect, WordPerfect; PC-Write Lite, Quicksoft; Word for Windows, Microsoft; WordPerfect 5.1, WordPerfect; Wordstar 6.0, WordStar International
Desktop Presentation/Video Autodesk Animator, Autodesk; Charisma, Micrografx; DrawPerfect 1.1, WordPerfect; Show Partner F/X, Brightbill-Roberts
Desktop Publishing/Graphics Arts & Letters, Computers Support; Avagio, Unison World; Corel Draw 1.2, Corel Systems
Finance Lotus Spreadsheet for Deskmate, Lotus Development; Money Matters, Great American Software; Turbo Tax, ChipSoft; Wingz (PC version), Informix Software
Arcade The Game of Harmony, Accolade; Ishido, Accolade; Welltris, Spectrum HoloByte
Simulation A-10 Tank Killer, Dynamix; Indianapolis 500: The Simulation, Electronic Arts; Railroad Tycoon, MicroProse
War/Strategy Action Stations, Conflict Analytics; Bandit Kings of Ancient China, KOEI; Centurian, Electronic Arts; Tank, Spectrum HoloByte; Their Finest Hour, Lucusfilm Games; Wolfpack, Broderbund
FRP/Adventure Bad Blood, Origin Systems; The Colonel's Bequest, Sierra; Hero's Quest, Sierra; Ultima VI, Origin Systems
Sports Hardball II, Accolade; Jack Nicklaus Unlimited Golf, Accolade; Keith van Eron's Pro Soccer, Microplay Software; Monday Night Football, Data East
Children The Playroom, Broderbund
Young Adult The New Print Shop, Broderbund; Super Solvers Outnumbered, The Learning Company
Adult Home Lawyer, Meca Ventures; Software Toolworks World Atlas, Software Toolworks
Reference Grammatic IV, Reference Software
Creativity Arts & Letters, Computer Support; Autosketch, Autodesk; Music Studio 3.0, Activision; The New Print Shop, Broderbund
Operating Environment/System DR DOS, 5.0, Digital Research
Utility PC Tools Deluxe 6.0, Central Point Software; PrintVision, Bloc Publishing; Take Charge!, Departmental Technologies
Add On/Peripheral Canon Bubble Jet 10e printer, Canon; HP DeskJet 500, Hewlett-Packard; Hewlett-Packard Laser Jet III, Hewlett-Packard; Practidisk UMFC Plus/2.88MB drive, Practical Computer Technologies
Stand-Alone Hardware Atari Portfolio, Atari; Sharp PC-6220 laptop, Sharp; Tandy 1100FD laptop, Tandy; Toshiba 1000SE laptop, Toshiba
Programming Language Borland Turbo C + +, Borland International; Power BASIC, Spectra