Sixty-nine awards were handed out to 39 companies in the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2011. Organised by Singapore’s print magazine for tech products HWM and the sister website HardwareZone.com, the awards are split into two. The Editor’s Choice and Reader’s Choice.

The Editor’s Choice is only given after the nominees are meticulously tested and benchmarked in the HWZ labs and reviewed by a team of experts.

The Reader’s Choice selection is made simply on votes. But that adds up to 80,000 votes. While the categories are not exactly the same, there are several products where the experts and the general public agree and a few where they divide. The both agree on the best tablet is Apple’s iPad but are divided, for instance, on the favourite Video Camcorder – the experts plump for Panasonic while the consumers picked Canon.

The complete results will be published in HWM Singapore’s March and April issues. SPH are the publishers of HWM.