The CNET 100 leaderboard tracks tech's hottest products using our exclusive algorithm. Find out what's on top this month.
SEPTEMBER 2014
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SAMSUNG GALAXY S5
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Change since last month: 0
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Highest position: 1
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Reader Popularity: 1
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Samsung's best phone tops the list again

Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.
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New to the 100
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Change since last month: 2
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Highest position: 2
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Reader Popularity: 2
2

The best Surface yet is more than a tablet, less than a laptop

While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.
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New to the 100
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Change since last month: 3
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Highest position: 3
3
Reader Popularity: 21
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Roku's speedy streamer is the best box yet

The Roku 3 nabs CNET's Editors' Choice Award for streaming-video boxes, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack.
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New to the 100
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Change since last month: -1
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Highest position: 3
3
Reader Popularity: 12
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Style and substance, but not so sporty

Though it's only marginally more durable than the original Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 Active's physical buttons and high-end features keep it in Samsung's hit parade.
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New to the 100
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Change since last month: -3
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Highest position: 2
2
Reader Popularity: 13
13

The perfect flagship phone for early adopters

Possessing the right blend of features and design, the G3 finally gives LG the right phone with which to challenge Korean rival Samsung.
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New to the 100
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Change since last month: 1
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Highest position: 1
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Reader Popularity: 4
4

HTC's stunning sequel

Elegant style, raw power, and sophisticated features make the HTC One M8 an excellent smartphone choice for anyone but the most exacting photographer.
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New to the 100
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Change since last month: 0
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Highest position: 7
7
Reader Popularity: 48
48

A more stylish Galaxy S5 for Sprint

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport inches ahead of the original S5 by combining identical performance in a slightly more polished package.
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New to the 100
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Change since last month: 5
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Highest position: 8
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Reader Popularity: 3
3

Unbeatable picture for the money

With picture quality that outdoes that of numerous more-expensive TVs, Vizio's E series likely represents the best value of 2014.
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New to the 100
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Change since last month: 1
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Highest position: 2
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Reader Popularity: 16
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Sleek luxury meets lightning performance

Its impressive performance rivals the Samsung Galaxy S5 for smartphone top dog, but the Z2's slick glass and metal design trumps the S5's plastic body.
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Change since last month: -2
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Highest position: 1
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Reader Popularity: 31
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The everything phone for almost everyone

Samsung's flagship smartphone expands on high-end hardware features with software skills it hopes it will push it ahead of competitors. Some are useful, others more frivolous.