Audio-Technica's AT-LP120-USB is a direct-drive, high-torque turntable with a high quality elliptical diamond stylus and an internal stereo phono preamp included in the box (read: it sounds good without having to buy additional stuff).
The turntable comes with a cast-aluminum record platter, a slip mat, and a professional cartridge and headshell (model AT95E) that plugs directly into the tone arm. Plug. Play. Enjoy.