Dell XPS 15

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Dell XPS 15

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Stellar JBL speakers with subwoofer; great specs for the price; large touch pad and backlit keyboard; Nvidia Optimus graphics; large variety of upgrade options; HDMI 1.4 and USB 3.0 ports come standard.

The bad: Clunky-looking design; disappointing battery life; no VGA port.

The bottom line: Dell's new line of XPS laptops, including the XPS 15, offers more bang for the buck than most, combining great audio and rock-solid features for less than $1,000.

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Price range: $849.99

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HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation 8540w

PHP EliteBook Mobile Workstation 8540w

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Excellent configuration options including a color-accurate LCD; great tools for fine-tuning performance and power usage; rugged, but attractive design; lots of security.

The bad: Heavy; short battery life; small touch pad.

The bottom line: The HP EliteBook 8540w is an attractive and versatile mobile workstation that's tougher than it looks.

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Price range: $1,350.00

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HP Envy 14 Beats Edition

HP Envy 14 Beats Edition

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Same excellent Envy construction and design, with a cool black paint job.

The bad: ATI switchable graphics not as seamless as Nvidia's; some confusing pricing changes.

The bottom line: HP's Envy 14 Beats Edition is a black-clad copy of the well-built standard version, available (at least for now) without a price premium.

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Price range: $1149.99

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HTC HD7 (T-Mobile)

HTC HD7 (T-Mobile)

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: The HTC HD7 features a large 4.3-inch display and has a solid build quality and integrated kickstand. The Windows Phone 7 device offers full wireless options, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture, and 16GB of internal memory.

The bad: The HD7 is on the bigger side and lacks expandable memory. Speaker is weak. Touch screen isn't quite as sharp or vibrant as the latest devices.

The bottom line: The hardware could use a bit of updating, but the HTC HD7 for T-Mobile combines the power of Windows Phone 7 with a large touch screen and delivers satisfying performance.

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Price range: $199.99

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 Limited

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 Limited

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Off-road control systems let the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee tackle tough terrain. The stereo sounds excellent and includes 30GB of onboard storage space for music. Satellite television is included with the rear-seat entertainment system.

The bad: The cabin tech interface does not have the same refined look as the interior of the Grand Cherokee would suggest. The automatic transmission only has five speeds.

The bottom line: The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee drives well both on and off road, and brings a good set of cabin tech features, even if the look is a little haphazard.

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Price range: $38,820.00

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Nintendo Wii Remote Plus (white)

Nintendo Wii Remote Plus (white)

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Exact same feel as classic Wii Remote; no added bulk; integrated Motion Plus gyroscope; more affordable than buying a Remote and Motion Plus accessory separately.

The bad: Someone who already owns a ton of Wii Remotes and Motion Plus dongles doesn't really need to spend an extra $40 for this; Motion Plus technology still undersupported in Wii games.

The bottom line: Nintendo has finally released a remote with Wii Motion Plus tech built in, and it's indistinguishable from the classic Wii Remote--in a good way.

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Price range: $34.98-$34.99

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Oki B431DN (Print Server)

Oki B431DN (Print Server)

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Impressive output speed and print quality; networking with Ethernet port; duplexer for double-sided printing; extra-large 350-sheet paper input tray.

The bad: Lacks desktop companion software; no USB cable included.

The bottom line: The Oki B431DN is truly a workhorse black-and-white laser printer, with rapid output speed and high print quality. Combined with extra features like an autoduplexer and a large paper input capacity, the Oki B431DN is worth your dollar.

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Price range: $289.99-$349.95

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2011 Porsche Cayenne S

2011 Porsche Cayenne S

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Active suspension equipment keeps the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S stable while cornering, and air suspension allows for different ride modes. The navigation system maps show topographical features and 3D building rendering.

The bad: The transmission displays torque converter sluggishness when shifting. Cabin tech interfaces are not very intuitive.

The bottom line: The 2011 Porsche Cayenne S embodies much of Porsche's sport-driving DNA, while its cabin tech is generally excellent.

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Price range: $63,700.00

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RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 (AT&T)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 (AT&T)

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a slim and compact smartphone with features like Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3G support. It has external media keys and the optical touch pad felt easy to use.

The bad: The SureType keyboard isn't for everyone, and we did find the media keys to be a little hard to press. Picture quality isn't as good as we hoped.

The bottom line: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a great little global smartphone if you can deal with the unusual keyboard.

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Price range: $99.99-$149.99

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Samsung Mesmerize (U.S. Cellular)

Samsung Mesmerize (U.S. Cellular)

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: The Samsung Mesmerize boasts a beautiful Super AMOLED touch screen and a 1GHz Hummingbird processor. The smartphone's 5-megapixel camera takes excellent photos and video.

The bad: Call quality could be slightly better. The phone feels a bit slick.

The bottom line: The Samsung Mesmerize is a top-notch smartphone for U.S. Cellular customers, offering a brilliant touch screen, speed, and plenty of features.

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Price range: $199.99

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