IDG Announces Winners of PC World’s Latin American Awards 2001

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 15, 2001 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced the winners of the third annual PC World Latin American Awards recognizing the best IT products and services in Latin America. The winners received their awards at a black-tie gala that brought together Latin America's most prominent IT industry leaders, held Friday, October 12 at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, Florida.


Winners were determined by a panel of twenty-two judges drawn from all eleven PC World Latin American editions in the region: Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Central America, Peru, Chile, Miami Region, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador.

This year, 55 IT companies nominated more than 215 products and services in twenty categories ranging from desktop computers to e-business solutions. The winners of the PC World Latin American Awards 2001 including Product of the Year are:

Best Network Server: IBM eServer iSeries Model 840

Best Office PC: HP Vectra vl800

Best Notebook: Toshiba Satellite 3000-S353

Best Home Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 755DFG

Best Monochrome Printer: HP LaserJet 4100

Best Business Software: Adobe Acrobat 5.0

Best Recording & Storage Device: Maxtor Diamond Max

Best Projector: InFocus LP 530

Best Internet Service: Terra

Best Imaging Device: Canon CanoScan N1220U

Best Consumer Software: Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2001 V7.0

Best Office Monitor: ViewSonic GS790

Best Home Printer: Lexmark Z53

Best Color Printer for Workgroups: Xerox Phaser 860

Best Component & Peripheral: (tie) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum; APC Back-UPS 500

Best Home PC: IBM NetVista X40I

Best Electronic Commerce Solution: Oracle E-Business Intelligence

Best Wireless Solution: 3Com Wireless Bluetooth PC Card

Best Digital Camera: Sony Mavica MVC-CD 300

Best PDA: Palm m505

Best Product of the Year: Palm m505

"Since PC World has eleven publications in Latin America, we are well equipped to identify and provide our readers with information about the best available IT products and services," said Trino Ramos, President of IDG Global Solutions in Miami. "We are pleased to acknowledge these IT companies which have excelled in providing continued product innovation and services."

About PC World Latin America

PC World's eleven editions in Latin America ( are among more than 88 IDG properties in Latin America including publications, web sites, and tradeshows.

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld /InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. (, IDG's Technology Directory; is the world's largest network of technology-specific web sites, comprised of more than 300 IDG sites in 70 countries. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including the new BioIT World Conference & Expo. Research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at


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