Non Portable (Home) Digital Pianos - A Comparative Review

The baseline for piano comparison is on these fundamental criteria:
  • Have 88-keys,
  • At-least “Graded Hammer Standard” Key Action Technology, and
  • At-least 32-note polyphony.
These criteria would ensure the piano be suitable for a beginner. In general, the odds of outgrowing the piano diminishes as you opt for more features, but then costs also rise proportionally.
For a beginner, it is a tough call as there is always a risk– a large percentage of beginner piano learners (especially kids) drop out within the first few years.

Note: Yamaha models are not in this review. Please refer to our Yamaha specific comparative review for Yamaha models. Also, please see links under "Related Posts" below.

Below are the different home (non portable) digital piano models from the manufacturers:

ModelFeaturesList PriceBest PriceComments
Casio Privia PX-750Scaled & Weighted Hammer-Action Keyboard, Ebony and Ivory Feel Keys, Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source, Hammer Response and Damper Resonance Simulator, Black Finish, polyphony 128, 18 built-in tones, duet/layer/split, Effects: reverb 4, chorus 4, brilliance, DSP, transpose, tuning, music library, 60 preset & 10 user songs, 900KB user song capacity, Lesson Function, Metronome, Tempo, two-track one-song recorder, pdeals-3 w. half damper, USB to Host, Phones/Output - 2, and Amplifiers - 8W x 2. $1,099$770
Casio Privia PX-760Features of Casio Privia PX-750 with the following differences: Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II, 3-sensitivity level touch response, multi-dimensional morphing AiR sound source, Concert Play, 17 preset scales, operation lock, MIDI, and USB port. $1,099$799
Casio Privia PX-780Features of Casio Privia PX-760 with the following differences: stabilizer, 250 built-in tones, 6 direct tones, duet mode, layer, split, octave shift, Auto Harmonize, 180 built-in and 10 user rhythms, 8 direct rhythms select buttons, one touch preset, rhythm editor, music library w. 10 user songs, 3.2MB capacity, 6 demo songs, Music Presetting: tapping function, 300 built-in presets, 50 user presets, and editing parameters. Registration Memory Recorder - 96, real time rec, punch in/out, 17 tr. SP-3 pedal, LCD with backlight, Pitch Bend Wheel, USB to Device, damper pedal, MIDI In/Out, Line In/Out, and Speakers 20W x 2. $1,399$999
Casio Privia PX-850Features of Casio Privia PX-780 with the following differences: polyphony 256, off velocity, selective lid simulator, and key off simulator preset for piano tones, Music library: 60 presets and 10 user, 900KB capacity, real-time recording, and audio recording/playback. $1,499$999
Casio Privia PX-860Features of Casio Privia PX-850 with the following differences: 5000 note data capacity, max 99 songs, USB flash drive port, concert play, and two-way four-speakers.$1,499$1,099
Casio Celviano AP-260Tri-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard II w. synthetic ebony and ivory keys, 128 polyphony, 18 built-in tones, multi-dimensional morphing AiR sound source, layer/split, hammer response, damper resonance, reverb-4, chorus-4, brilliance, DSP, 60 built-in songs, concert play - 10 songs, lesson function, lesson part select, 2 tracks 1 song recorder, 5000 note data capacity, duet mode, metronome, tempo, 3 pedals w. half damper, transpose, scale function (17 presets), operation lock, MIDI, phones-2, and speakers 8W x 2. $1,399$1099
Casio Celviano AP-460Features of Casio Celviano AP-260 with the following differences: 256 polyphony, 4-level hammer response, 4-level string resonance, 4-level lid simulator, and key off simulator, USB port, Line Out, speakers 20W x 2, and 2-way 4-speaker. $1,799$1399
Casio Celviano AP-650Features of Casio Celviano AP-460 with the following differences: tri-sensor weighted scaled hammer action keyboard, acoustic resonance, 250 tones, general MIDI compatible, 180 rhythms/auto-accompaniment, registration memory, 17-track 5-song recorder, USB storage, LCD with backlight, speakers 30W x 2, Line In/Out, MIDI, USB, 2 headphones, and 3 pedals. $2,399$1999.99
Roland RP-301Ivory Feel-G keyboard w. 5 level fixed touch, whole & twin modes, SuperNATURAL Piano Sound, Polyphony 128, 30 tones, always on stretch tuning, master tuning, transpose, Effects: reverb, brilliance, always on string/damper/key off resonance, 1-track 1-song recorder, 10 song internal memory, 30000 note storage, Controls: song select, play/stop, rec, previous/rewinding, next/fast-forwarding, track mute, tempo, all song play, & count-in, quarter note tempo, metronome, 189 songs, Speakers - 12W x 2, 7 segment 3 character LED, volume, 3 pedals, panel lock, MIDI visual control, headphones-2, and MIDI In/Out. NANA
Roland F-20Ivory Feel-G keyboard 3 level fixed touch & whole/dual/split/twin piano modes, SuperNATURAL Piano Sound, MIDI GM/GS, 128 polyphony, 36 tones, stretched tuning, master tuning, transpose, effects: ambience, brilliance, string/damper/key off resonance, recorder, 30000 note storage, controls: song select, play/stop, rec, tempo, count-in, mix balance, all song play, tempo, metronome, beat, audio playback, controls: song select, play/stop, playback speed, USB flash memory, 99 songs, 32 rhythm types, controls: rhythm select, start/stop, tempo, mix balance. 30 internal songs. $1099$999
Roland F-140RPHA-4 Standard Keyboard, ivory feel, & 5 fixed type touch, whole/dual/split/twin piano modes. 3 pedals, SuperNATURAL piano sound, MIDI GM2/GS/XGlite, polyphony 128, 316 tones, 2 types stretched tuning, master tuning, transpose, Effects: ambience, brilliance, damper/string/key off resonance, metronome, tempo, beat, SMF recorder, 30000 notes, Control: song select, play/stop, rec, rewinding, fast-forwarding, top-of-song, part mute, tempo, all songs play, count-in, & song balance, tempo, rhythms - 72 types x 2, rhythm controls: select, start/stop, sync start, intro/ending, fill in, variation, bass inversion, auto fill, and rhythm part, audio playback wav, Audio Controls: song select, play/stop, rewinding, fast-forwarding, top of song, all songs play, song balance, center cancel, 10 songs internal, USB flash external memory, MDI files 0/1, bluetooth function, 189 internal songs, 7 segments x 3 LED display, panel lock, USB computer/memory ports, phones x 2, and speaker 12W x 2. $1,299$1,199
Roland DP90eFeatures of Roland F-140R with the following differences: 350 tones, Temperament - 8 types, individual note voicing, Effects: cabinet resonance, dynamic harmonic, soundboard behavior, & rotary speaker (organ tones), playback speed (75-125%), max 99 songs, USB flash memory, Playable Software: MIDI (0/1), Roland Original Format (i), Audio (wav). Save Song: MIDI (0), Audio (wav). 207 internal songs. 16 segments x 4 LED, 8 characters backlit LCD display, beat indicator, wireless connect, panel lock, V-LINK, MIDI Visual Control, and Demo.NANA
Roland DP90SeFeatures of Roland DP90e with the following differences: "concert keyboard" action and high-gloss cabinet finishing compared to matte black. NANA
Roland RP401RFeatures of Roland RP-301 with the following differences: PHA-4 standard keyboard w. 5 level fixed touch, whole & twin modes, 316 tones, wireless connect, panel lock, USB Computer/Memory ports, and Input/Output jacks.$1,899$1,699
Roland HP504Features of Roland DP90Se in a traditional cabinet piano cabinet design. NANA
Roland HPi-50ePHA-4 Concert Keyboard w. 100 types fixed touch, 10 level hammer response, & whole/dual/split/twin piano modes. SuperNATURAL Piano SOund, MIDI GM2/GS/XGlite, 128 polyphony, 350 tones, 8 temperament types, individual note voicing, master tuning, transpose, Effects: ambience, brilliance, open/close lid, hammer/damper/string/key off/cabinet resonance, hammer/damper noise, duplex scale, dynamic harmonic, soundboard behavior, & rotary speaker effect. Metronome, tempo, beat, 11 patterns, 8 sound types, MIDI (0) song format, 30000 notes, Replace/Mix recording, tempo w. quarter note, WAV file playback, recording - keyboard/SMF/Audio from input. DigiScore, Score Display, Mark, Auto sync & keyboard indication functions, lesson application, music games, DoReMi course, visual lesson, medal collection, finger training, music creation: rhythm, 16 part recorder, song edit, & audio convert. 50 rhythms, controls, 40 preset types, Internal & External Memory: max 99 sets, MIDI (0) save format, 3 playable song formats, 2 save formats, 436 internal songs, graphic color LCD 280 x 800 dots display, wireless connect, V-LINK, MIDI visual control, demo, score BMP Export, I/O jacks, USB Computer/Memory port, phones x 2, and speaker 30W x 2. NANA
Roland HP603PHA-50 keyboard: wood and plastic hybrid, SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling, 384 polyphony, 307 tones, progressive damper action pedal, speakers - 30W x 2, Effect: headphones 3D ambience, 100 types fixed touch, master tuning, 10 types temperament, 363 internal songs, MIDI (0, 1) & wav audio playable/recordable software, bluetooth MIDI, metronome, registration, TwinPiano, Transpose in semitones, graphic 132 x 32 dots display, I/O jacks, USB Computer/Memory port, and phones x 2. NANAPremium Upright
Roland HP605Features of Roland HP603 with the following differences: 6-speaker acoustic projection speaker system, wireless audio playback - bluetooth, and polished ebony cabinet design option. NANA
Roland LX-7PHA-50 Keyboard w. wood & plastic hybrid structure, SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling, 384 polyphony, progressive damper pedal action, acoustic projection speaker system (6-way), 3D ambience headphones, 100 type fixed touch, master tuning, 10 types temperament, effects: ambience, brilliance, Piano Designer: lid, key off/hammer noise, duplex scale, full scale string/damper/key off/cabinet resonance, soundboard, tuning/volume/character (single note). 363 internal songs, MIDI & Wav playback/recordable software, Bluetooth Audio/MIDI/Turning music sheet. Metronome, Registration, TwinPiano, Transpose, Panel lock, Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots display, stereo mini i/p jacks, output (L/Mono, R) jacks, USB Computer/Memory ports, and headphones x 2. NANA
Roland LX-17Features of Roland LX-7 with the following differences: Acoustic projection speaker system (8-way) and polished white cabinet finish option instead of classic brown walnut and contemporary black
in LX-7.
NANA
Roland RG-1FPolyphony-128, Whole, Layer, Split Keyboard, Tones, Temperament, Tuning, Transpose, Effects, 4-band Equalizer, Metronome 11 levels, 1-track 1-song recording, 99-song memory, MIDI, USB, floppy, Save Song - MIDI, Speakers - 40Wx2, 165 lbs.NANAGrand Piano
Roland RG-3FAll features of RG-1 with the following exceptions: Whole, layer, split, GM2, GS, XG Lite Keyboard modes, CD Options, External Display, More Songs, Vocal Effects - Mic Echo 9 levels, 245 lbs.NANA
V-PianoA revolutionary new piano from Roland that has state-of-the-art acoustic piano sound. Roland’s revolutionary V-Piano modeling technology in a grand cabinet, Onboard multi-channel sound system for true acoustic grand-piano sound, Deluxe PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement, Progressive Damper Action pedal for true acoustic grand-piano response, Elegant & traditional grand-piano cabinet design, and New modeled pianos onboard fully optimized for the V-Piano Grand. NANA
Kawai CL26Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F) keyboard, Harmonic Imaging (HI) sound source, 8 sounds, polyphony 96, 8 demo songs, concert magic - 40 songs, touch curve, dual, reverb, transpose, tuning, metronome, MIDI functions, MIDI In/Out, Headphones x 2, F-10H Damper w. half pedal, and 12 x 8 cm speakers.$1,495NA
Kawai KDP90Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F) keyboard, Harmonic Imaging (HI) sound source, 15 internal sounds, 192 polyphony, reverb-4, 3-song 1-track recorder (15000 notes), Alfred Basic 1A & 1B lesson function, metronome, tempo, 15 demo songs, concert magic - 40 songs, dual mode, 4-hands mode, damper resonance, touch, tuning, transpose, transmit program change number, MIDI channel, local control, multi-timbral mode, MIDI In/Out, headphones x 2, damper w. half-pedal, and 12 cm x 2 speakers. $1,499$1,170
Kawai CE220Graded Hammer (GH) AWA PROII Action keyboard, progressive harmonic imaging sound, 192 polyphony, 22 voices, Effects: reverb-5, chorus, delay, temolo, & rotary-2. Dual/Split/4-hands duet modes, 29 songs with music book, transpose, tuning, virtual voicing, virtual technician, 6+ user touch curve, 9 temperaments, damper effect, string resonance, brilliance, layer dynamics, lower octave shift, layer octave shift, layer dynamics, damper hold, user memory, 2-track 3-song recorder, 7 beats plus 100 rhythms, 3-character LED, 12 cm x 2 speaker system, pedals-3, headphones-2, line in (L/R), Line Out (L/Mono), MIDI (In/Out/Thru), & USB to Device. $2,199$1899
Kawai KCP90Features of Kawai KDP90 with the following differences: Internal Sounds: 381 Voices / 12 Drum Kits, Piano x 8, E.Piano x 8, Strings x 8, Organ x 8, Woodwind & Brass x 8, Guitar & Bass x 8, Others x 333, 24 characters x 2 lines LCD, reverb - 6, Effects: 10, 5-level touch, 3 song 2 track recorder, 100 accompaniment styles, 3 demo songs, 8 memory registrations, dual mode, transpose, tuning, damper resonance, temperament, key of temperament, MIDI Channel, Transmit MIDI Program Change, Local Control, Channel Mute, Send MIDI Program Change Number, Line Out (L/Mono, R), USB to Host, and 16cm x 2 speakers. $2,999NA
Kawai CS4Responsive Hammer II (RHII) keyboard with let-off, Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI) sound source, internal sounds-15, 192 polyphony, reverb-6, 3-song 1-track recorder (15000 notes), Alfred Basic 1A and 1B lesson function, metronome, tempo, 15 demo songs, Piano Music: 42 songs, keyboard dual mode, four hands mode, Other Functions: key-off release, touch, transpose, tuning, reverb, damper resonance, brilliance, MIDI channel, local control, multi-timbral mode, trans. PGM#, MIDI In/Out, Headphones x 2, pedals-3 w. half-pedal, and 12 cm x 2 speakers (20W x 2). $3,695NA
Kawai CS7Features of Kawai CS4 with the following differences: Grand Feel action with let-off & triple sensor wooden keys, harmonic imaging XL (HI-XL) sound source, internal sounds: 60 voices, 256 polyphony, 128 x 64 LCD w. backlight, reverb-6, Effects-18, dual/split/four hands modes, 10-song 2-track recorder (90000 notes), metronome, 100 drum rhythms, extensive USB functions, touch curve-7, virtual technical functions-15, Temperaments-11, tone control (includes user EQ), Alfred's Basic & traditional finger exercises lesson functions, 76 demo songs, 176 concert magic songs, key/song transpose, Line In Level, Line Out Volume, Audio Recorder Gain, Tuning, Damper Hold, Four Pedal On/Off, Split balance, layer octave shift, layer dynamics, dual balance, MIDI functions, damper pedal w. half-pedal, MIDI In/Out, USB to Host, USB to Device, Line In (L/Mono, R), Line In Level Adjust, Line Out (L/Mono, R), headphones x 2, and 50W x 2 speakers.$5,695NA
Kawai CS10Features of Kawai CS 7 with the following differences: exclusive soundboard speaker system, internal sounds: 80 voices, 45W x 2 + 45W transducer - soundboard speaker, and authentic upright cabinet design. $8,195NAHybrid
Kawai CN25Features of Kawai CE220 with the following exceptions: Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action with let-off, triple, sensor, and counterweights keyboard, Effects: reverb-6, 1-track 3-song recorder (10000 notes), 19 demo songs, 40 concert magic songs, Lesson Function: Alfred, Burgmuller, Czerny, & Beyer,Sound Preview, Vocal Assist, Touch, Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Stretch Tuning, Tuning, Transpose, Brilliance, Transmit Program Change Number, MIDI Channel, Local Control, Multi-timbral mode, pedals-3, and 20W x 2 speakers.$2,299NA
Kawai CN35Features of Kawai CN25 with the following exceptions: 324 voices + 12 drum kits, GM2 compatible, 256 polyphony, 2 x 16 characters LCD, Effects: 13, dual/split/four hands modes, 3-song 2-track recorder (90000 notes), 16-tracks (USB) advanced recorder, extensive USB functions, five-level touch curve, virtual technician effects, temperaments-8, extensive lesson functions, 32 demo songs, 88 concert magic songs, LINE IN (L/MONO, R), LINE OUT (L/MONO, R), USB to Host, USB to Device, and 20W x 2 speakers.$3,149NA
Kawai Concert Artist CA67New Samples of Shigeru Kawai Concert and Chamber Grand Pianos, Harmonic Imaging XL Sound Technology with 88-key Piano Sampling, 60 Premium Instrument & Vocal Sounds, Grand Feel II (GFII) Wooden-Key Action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection, Ivory and Ebony –Touch Key Surfaces, USB Audio – Play/Rec MP3 and WAV Files, USB to Device & USB to Host, 256 Polyphony, Built-in Alfred, Czerny, Beyer and Burmuller Lesson Songs, Grand Feel Pedal System, Concert Magic and Hymn Player Functions, Built-in Classical Piano Music – 2 hrs, and 100 Watt 6-Speaker Sound System.$4,299NA
Kawai CA97Exclusive Soundboard Speaker System, New Samples of Shigeru Kawai Concert and Chamber Grand Pianos, Harmonic Imaging XL Sound Technology with 88-key Piano Sampling, 80 Premium Instrument & Vocal Sounds, Grand Feel II (GFII) Wooden-Key Action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection, Ivory and Ebony –Touch Key Surfaces, USB Audio – Play/Rec MP3 and WAV Files, USB to Device & USB to Host, 256 Polyphony (max.), Built-in Alfred, Czerny, Beyer and Burmuller Lesson Songs, Grand Feel Pedal System, Concert Magic and Hymn Player Functions, Built-in Classical Piano Music – 2 hrs, and 45W x 2 + 45W soundboard speaker system.$5,999NA
Kawai CP3Progressive Harmonic Imaging w/ 88-Key Piano Sampling, RHII Graded-Hammer Action w/ Let-off, Ivory Touch Key Surfaces, Large Color Touch Display, Over 700 Sounds, 215 Styles / 4 Variations / 2 Intros & Endings, Song Stylist – 700 Registrations, 176 Concert Magic Songs, 16-Track Recorder – Easy & Advanced Modes, and 100-Watts / 2 Speaker Sound System.$6,099NA
Kawai CP2Harmonic Imaging XL w/ 88-Key Piano Sampling, GF Wooden-Key, Graded-Hammer Action w/ Let-Off, Ivory Touch Key Surfaces, Large Color Touch Display, USB Audio - Play/Rec WAVE and MP3, Music Player Input, Over 1000 Sounds, 425 Styles / 4 Variations / 4 Intros & Endings, Piano Music - over 7 hours, Song Stylist – 1000 Registrations, 176 Concert Magic Songs, 16-Track Recorder – Easy & Advanced Modes, and 100-Watts / 4 Speaker Sound System. $9,199NA
Kawai CP15’ 3” grand piano cabinet design, Harmonic Imaging XL w/ 88-Key Piano Sampling, GF Wooden-Key, Graded-Hammer Action w/ Let-Off, Ivory-touch Key Surfaces, Large Color Touch Display, USB Audio - Play/Rec WAVE and MP3, Music Player Input, Over 1000 Sounds, 425 Styles / 4 Variations / 4 Intros & Endings, Piano Music - over 7 hours, Song Stylist – 1000 Registrations, 176 Concert Magic Songs, 16-Track Recorder – Easy & Advanced Modes, and 200-Watts / 9 Speaker / 3-Channel Sound System. $21,999NADigital Grand Piano
Korg LP180Natural weighted hammer action keyboard w. 3-level touch sensitivity, pitch: transpose, fine tuning, stereo piano system sound generation, 120 polyphony, 10 sounds, Effects: reverb & chorus, 10 demo songs, pedal w. half pedal, headphones x 2, MIDI Out, and 11W x 2 speakers.$999$699
Korg LP380Features of Korg LP180 with the following differences: Real weighted hammer action 3 (RH3) keyboard, temperament-9 types, Sounds-60, Effects: brilliance, reverb, & chorus (3 levels each), 30 demo songs, metronome, Line Out, MIDI In/Out, and 22W x 2 speakers.$1,399$999




    Some history on Cabinet Digital Piano Models from the major manufacturers:
    • Recently discontinued Casio models (after 2012):  Privia - PX-700, PX-720, PX-800, and PX-830. Celviano - AP-220, AP-420, AP-620, and AP-6. 
    • Recently discontinued Roland models (after 2012): HP-201, HP-203, HP-207, HP-302, HP-305, HP-307, RP-101, RP-201, F-110, DP-990, LX-10, RM-7000, HPi-6s, HPi-7s, RG-3M, RG-7R, KR-111, KR-115, KR-115MR, and KR-117MR. 
    • Recently discontinued Kawai models (after 2012):  CN-23, CN-33, CN-43, and CL-25. Concert Artist - CA-63 and CA-93. Concert Performer - CP-119, CP-139, CP-179, and CP-209.
    • Casio Celviano Models AL-100R, AL-150R, AP-80R, AP-65R, AP-45, AP-38, AP-33, AP-28, AP-25, AP-24, AP-21, AP-200, AP-400, and AP-500 are older models. Casio Contemporary Piano models PL-40R, PS-20, and PS-3000 are also older models.
    • Roland Digital Interactive Piano Models HPi-7, HPi-7LE, HPi-5, HPi-6, HPi-7, PT-3100, MP-70, KR-103, KR-105, KR-107, and DP-970 are older models.
    • Kawai CN190, CN290, CN390, CA-X, CN2, CN3, CN4, CL20, CA5, CA7, CA9, CA51, CA61, CA91, CA1200/1000, CA970/770, CP95, CP115, CP155, CP175, CP185, and CP205 are older models. Kawai CP187 and CP207 (~$15K) are grand digital ensemble models comparable to the Yamaha GP-series models.
    • Korg EC-120, EC-350, NC-500, C320, C520, and C720 are older models.


    Related Posts:

    1. Portable Digital Pianos - A Comparative Review.
    2. Non Portable (Home) Digital Pianos - A Comparative Review (this post).
    3. Digital Pianos (Yamaha, Casio, Roland, Kawai, Korg) - An introduction for Digital Piano Shoppers.
    4. Portable Yamaha Digital Pianos - A Comparative Review.
    5. Non Portable (Home) Yamaha Digital Pianos - A Comparative Review.
    6. Yamaha Digital Pianos - An Introduction to Different Models.
    7. Acoustic Piano (Yamaha M-460, Cable Nelson Yamaha CN-116, Kawai K-15, etc.) - Review, Best Values, Pricing, & Shopping Experience.
    8. Yamaha P65 & the new Yamaha P45 Digital Piano Review.
    9. Teach your kids Piano with learn piano online for free – well, almost!!

    Last Updated: 04/2017.

    3 comments :

    Anonymous said...

    One feature you don't mention is USB connection to a computer. This is a key feature if you want to do computer based recording (instead of relying on a MIDI connection which most computers don't have). At the lower end, especially, only the AP220 has a USB connection.

    Anonymous said...

    I noticed some inconsistencies in data on YPD-161 comparing to Yamaha official website. For example it has 128 polyphony.

    ks said...

    We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know of this correction - Thank You. We have made the correction.

    Regards,

    Labels

    401k ( 15 ) Abad Turtle Beach ( 1 ) Abrams Capital Management ( 5 ) Acoustic Electric Guitars ( 1 ) Acoustic Guitars ( 1 ) ACT ( 1 ) Activist ( 4 ) Address Change ( 2 ) Advanced Placement ( 4 ) air asia ( 2 ) airlines ( 2 ) Akre Capital Management ( 18 ) Alex Roepers ( 5 ) AP ( 4 ) apartments ( 2 ) Appaloosa ( 15 ) ARIUS ( 1 ) Arlington Value Capital ( 3 ) Atlantic Investment Management ( 5 ) Ayemenem ( 1 ) Bangalore ( 3 ) Bangkok ( 2 ) Bannerghatta National Park ( 1 ) barbuda ( 2 ) Battery Park ( 1 ) Baupost ( 2 ) Baupost Group ( 17 ) bay area ( 2 ) BDCs ( 3 ) Benjamin Graham ( 2 ) Benjamin Graham Model ( 2 ) Berijam Lake ( 2 ) Berkshire Hathaway ( 30 ) best sites ( 9 ) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ( 14 ) Bill Ackman ( 19 ) Bill Gates ( 15 ) Blue Ridge Capital ( 14 ) Blum Capital Partners ( 12 ) books ( 4 ) Boone Pickens ( 2 ) BP Capital Management ( 2 ) Brave Warrior ( 3 ) Brave Warrior Advisors ( 12 ) british honduras ( 2 ) Bruce Berkowitz ( 19 ) Bruce Fund ( 13 ) Camcorders ( 3 ) canada ( 4 ) cancun ( 3 ) CANROYs ( 7 ) Cantillon ( 12 ) carl icahn ( 9 ) Carl Ichan ( 8 ) casino ( 3 ) Casio ( 2 ) CBRE ( 2 ) CEF ( 2 ) Charles Akre ( 15 ) Charlie Munger ( 14 ) Chase Coleman ( 14 ) Chou Associates ( 19 ) Christmas gifts ( 7 ) Christopher H. Browne ( 7 ) Chuck Akre ( 13 ) Cisco ( 2 ) Class Action Settlements ( 2 ) CLEP ( 1 ) Coatue Management ( 14 ) Cochin ( 2 ) coin collecting ( 266 ) collectibles ( 266 ) Consumer Product Reviews ( 29 ) cook islands ( 2 ) coonoor ( 2 ) Covered Calls ( 2 ) credai ( 4 ) Daily Journal ( 14 ) Dalal Street ( 8 ) Dan Loeb ( 10 ) DAT ( 1 ) David Abrams ( 5 ) David Einhorn ( 22 ) David Swensen ( 17 ) David Tepper ( 15 ) David Winters ( 15 ) DCF ( 2 ) Digital Piano ( 3 ) Dinakar Singh ( 14 ) Donald Yacktman ( 10 ) dry bulk shipping ( 2 ) Duquesne ( 19 ) Education ( 37 ) Edward Lampert ( 15 ) Egerton Capital ( 14 ) Egypt ( 3 ) Elementary Education ( 10 ) Elementary School Textbooks ( 5 ) eReaders ( 2 ) Eric Mindich ( 13 ) ESL Investments ( 10 ) ESPP ( 6 ) ETF ( 2 ) ETN ( 2 ) Eton Park ( 13 ) Everyday Musings ( 58 ) Exam Prep ( 7 ) Exiting the rat race - how to? ( 19 ) EXPLORE ( 1 ) Fair Value Estimates ( 4 ) Fairfax Financial ( 4 ) Fairfax Financial Holdings ( 14 ) Fairholme ( 19 ) Fairpointe ( 14 ) Family Office ( 5 ) FD Laddering ( 1 ) Financial Independence ( 93 ) Fisher Asset Management ( 10 ) Flash Camcorders ( 3 ) flat ( 4 ) flats ( 2 ) Flip ( 3 ) Francis Chou ( 19 ) free ( 17 ) frugal ( 3 ) Frugal Living ( 34 ) Fund Holdings ( 775 ) futures ( 2 ) FVE ( 2 ) gambling ( 3 ) garmin ( 2 ) Genting ( 2 ) george soros ( 21 ) giveaway ( 15 ) Glenn Greenberg ( 16 ) Glenview Capital ( 10 ) GMAT ( 1 ) Google ( 2 ) Gotham Asset Management ( 7 ) gps ( 5 ) GRE ( 1 ) Greenlight Capital ( 22 ) Guitars ( 3 ) Half Marathon ( 2 ) Hawaii ( 2 ) Hedge Funds ( 794 ) HELOC ( 1 ) High School Education ( 7 ) High School Textbooks ( 6 ) HOA ( 3 ) hobby ( 17 ) holiday shopping ( 7 ) Holidays ( 3 ) Holyland ( 11 ) Home Improvement ( 2 ) home ownership ( 5 ) Homes ( 18 ) Homeschool ( 18 ) Houses ( 2 ) Housing ( 3 ) Hykon ( 2 ) Ian Cumming ( 15 ) Icahn Enterprises ( 6 ) india real estate ( 5 ) Infinuvo ( 6 ) Insurance ( 2 ) invesco ( 17 ) investing strategies ( 2 ) Investment Portfolio ( 94 ) Investment Research ( 10 ) Investments ( 7 ) iRobot ( 5 ) Irving Kahn ( 10 ) israel ( 5 ) Jason Maynard ( 10 ) Jefferies ( 2 ) Jeffrey Bruce ( 14 ) Jeffrey Ubben ( 12 ) Jerusalem ( 2 ) Jim Chanos ( 14 ) Joel Greenblatt ( 7 ) John Armitage ( 14 ) John Griffin ( 14 ) John Paulson ( 17 ) Joho Capital ( 15 ) Jordan ( 3 ) Joseph Steinberg ( 9 ) Julian Robertson ( 4 ) Kahn Brothers ( 10 ) Kakkanad ( 4 ) Kanyakumari ( 2 ) Kawai ( 2 ) Ken Fisher ( 10 ) kerala real estate ( 5 ) Kids ( 49 ) Kids Yamaha ( 3 ) Kindle ( 2 ) kochi ( 8 ) Kodaikanal ( 2 ) Korg ( 2 ) Kraft ( 2 ) Kuala Lumpur ( 2 ) KWA ( 2 ) Kynikos ( 14 ) laptop ( 5 ) Larry Robbins ( 10 ) Las Vegas ( 2 ) Leon Cooperman ( 15 ) Leucadia ( 2 ) Leucadia National ( 13 ) Lone Pine Capital ( 9 ) long ( 6 ) long call ( 2 ) long puts ( 3 ) Lou Simpson ( 15 ) LSAT ( 1 ) Mahabalipuram ( 2 ) Malaysia ( 3 ) Marathon ( 2 ) Mark McGoldrick ( 10 ) Markel ( 14 ) Mason Hawkins ( 4 ) MCAT ( 1 ) Melinda Gates ( 8 ) memorabilia ( 266 ) MFP Investors ( 14 ) Michael Dell ( 16 ) Michael Price ( 14 ) Middle School Education ( 4 ) Middle School Textbooks ( 3 ) Mini Notebook ( 3 ) MODUS ( 1 ) Mohnish Pabrai ( 21 ) mortgage ( 2 ) Mount Kellett ( 10 ) MSD Capital ( 16 ) Music ( 6 ) Mutual Funds ( 5 ) mysore ( 2 ) Nelson Peltz ( 9 ) Netbook ( 4 ) Notebook ( 3 ) numismatics ( 266 ) O-Duster ( 1 ) Oahu ( 2 ) offers ( 2 ) Ole Andreas Halvorsen ( 10 ) Omega Advisors ( 15 ) online tax ( 4 ) ooty ( 2 ) Options ( 4 ) Pabrai Fund ( 17 ) passive income ( 7 ) pattaya ( 2 ) Paulson & Company ( 7 ) Paulson and Company ( 9 ) PEG ( 2 ) Pershing Square ( 19 ) Phil Fisher ( 5 ) philately ( 283 ) Philippe Laffont ( 14 ) Piano ( 9 ) PLAN Test ( 1 ) portfolio ( 4 ) Prem Watsa ( 17 ) product reviews ( 13 ) Property Taxes ( 2 ) PSAT ( 1 ) R2I ( 24 ) R2I Finances ( 3 ) R2I Housing ( 5 ) Raising Kids ( 41 ) Rat Race ( 15 ) RBS Partners ( 13 ) reading ( 5 ) real estate ( 6 ) Reducing Expenses ( 2 ) REIT ( 3 ) Retirement Portfolio ( 9 ) Reviews ( 81 ) Richard C. Blum ( 12 ) Robert Bruce ( 14 ) Robert Karr ( 15 ) Robotic Vacuum ( 4 ) Roland ( 2 ) Roomba ( 10 ) schooling ( 2 ) Sears ( 10 ) seeking alpha ( 2 ) Services - Reviews ( 33 ) Seth Klarman ( 19 ) Shipping ( 5 ) Shopping ( 3 ) short ( 5 ) short calls ( 2 ) short put ( 2 ) short puts ( 2 ) short selling ( 8 ) Ski ( 5 ) Sled ( 4 ) Solar Stocks ( 13 ) Soros Fund Management ( 14 ) Southeastern Asset Management ( 4 ) Southwest ( 2 ) spin-offs ( 2 ) SQ Advisors ( 15 ) stamp collecting ( 283 ) Stanley Druckenmiller ( 19 ) Statue of Liberty ( 2 ) Stephen Mandel ( 9 ) Stock Analysis ( 84 ) Stock Investments ( 4 ) Stock Portfolio Updates ( 6 ) stocks ( 3 ) summer ( 2 ) tax ( 6 ) TaxAct ( 3 ) TaxCut ( 1 ) Teacher's Editions ( 5 ) Technology ( 4 ) Test Prep ( 11 ) Thailand ( 3 ) Thekkady ( 2 ) theme park ( 2 ) Third Point ( 10 ) Thomas Gayner ( 14 ) Thyra Zerhusen ( 14 ) Tiger Cub ( 31 ) Tiger Global ( 15 ) Tiger Management ( 12 ) Time Square ( 2 ) TOEFL ( 1 ) TPG-Axon ( 14 ) Travel ( 278 ) Travel Reviews ( 82 ) Trian Fund Holdings ( 9 ) trip report ( 21 ) TurboTax ( 3 ) Tweedy Browne ( 10 ) Vacations ( 28 ) value investing ( 12 ) ValueAct ( 5 ) ValueAct Holdings ( 6 ) Vancouver ( 2 ) Video ( 3 ) Viking Global ( 10 ) Wallace Weitz ( 10 ) Warren Buffett ( 30 ) Wayanad ( 4 ) Weitz Investment Management ( 9 ) wilbur ross ( 17 ) William Von Mueffling ( 12 ) Wintergreen Advisors ( 15 ) Yacktman Asset Management ( 10 ) Yale Endowment ( 17 ) Yale University ( 7 ) Yamaha ( 7 ) YDP ( 1 ) YPG ( 1 )