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(the) top of the line

The absolute best of a certain thing, often referring to a product that is of the utmost quality (and usually the most expensive). When used as a noun, it is preceded by "the." That store only sells top of the line gear. You may want to consider some lower-priced options. We will only accept the top of the line. It's the best or nothing.
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The new AXIS P14 Network Camera Series consists of seven compact bullet-style cameras including functionalities such as built-in IR and a top-of-the-line model with 4K resolution.
Asked why India insisted on buying Russian military hardware and not much more sophisticated US equipment, Mathew said: "The top-of-the-line US aircraft are superior to the top-of-the-line Russian jets.
Whoever was behind the wheel of the Enzo was driving Ferrari's top-of-the-line car, named after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari.
These days, you can get a top-of-the-line 486-based system, as opposed to the Speed is the real reason most folks are now opting for a 486-based system, as opposed to the older, slower 286 model.
Top-of-the-line machine features include full-color LCD touch screens, built-in USB ports and hundreds of built-in embroidery designs.
2-foot high ceilings, 8-foot solid wood doors and beech hardwood flooring throughout, Bulthaup European-style kitchens boast larch wood cabinetry and stainless-steel hardware complemented by Pietra Cardosa stone countertops and top-of-the-line Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances.
The clinic's features include a new automated pill dispenser, known as Pharmassist, top-of-the-line digital radiology equipment and more check-in counters aimed at enabling clinic staff to see patients more efficiently.
Even though applying the pad required Castano to install a new bonding line, Nissan insisted on the extra layer of bathroom tissue-like softness to pamper the backsides of their top-of-the-line Maxima customers.
Both the mid-range SF450X and the top-of-the-line SF600X have an automatic zoom lens, 6-in.
Procan MD replaces the Procan 2 system, formerly used in the company's M models, and serves as a bridge between the solid-state Dipronic control of its D series and its top-of-the-line Procan CT control (color interactive touchscreen) available on A machines.
With a native capacity of 50GB and a native transfer time of 6MB/sec, it compares favorably to many other top-of-the-line tape technologies.
The 9000CS, priced from $26,000 to $35,000, includes a driver air bag, anti-lock brakes, air-conditioning, an AM/FM/cassette stereo and a variety of power equipment Top-of-the-line models offer turbo, traction control, climate control, power sunroof and wood interior trim, for a solid comfortable ride.
Equipped with four 250GB SATA-II hard drives in a RAID 10 configuration - and priced at $299 per month - the P3060DR offers top-of-the-line performance and failover protection.
I took a test ride on the V1, Abici's top-of-the-line bike with a frame that combines aluminum and carbon fiber.
New top-of-the-line, self-contained portable chillers from Conair, Pittsburgh, use separate pumps for process and recirculation flows.