Beautiful design and snappy performance combine to impress

We're finding great products all along the price gamut this week. The high-end Xiaomi Mi 4 gets an "Oustanding," and a gaming laptop impresses; meanwhile, CNET's editors also rated an excellent AV receiver, an appealing smart light bulb, and the best "ultrabudget" laser printer you can buy. Let's start with the lovely, intelligent Xiaomi Mi 4.

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4 stars Outstanding

Sony's latest AV receiver is a ticket to big-bang theater

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4 stars Excellent

A less colorful, less expensive Philips Hue

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4 stars Excellent

A massive gaming laptop selling support and speed

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4 stars Excellent

A big change to a small core feature

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4 stars Excellent

Fast video messaging with a few flaws

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4 stars Excellent

A fun and sometimes frustrating puzzle adventure

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4 stars Excellent

App-augmented Atom is big on radar detection performance

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4 stars Excellent

A mini laser printer at an unbeatable price

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4 stars Excellent

Where to Buy

Xiaomi Mi 4 (black)

Part Number: Mi4BLK
Low Price: $496.00 See all prices

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Philips Hue Lux

Part Number: 8718291744818
MSRP: $99.95 Low Price: $79.99 See all prices

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Origin PC Eon17-S (2014)

Part Number: CNETeon17s2014

MSRP: $1,576.00

Buy direct from Origin PC.

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Humin (iOS)

Part Number: id904402986

Free

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Glide (Android)

Part Number: com.glidetalk.glideapp

Free

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Botanicula (iOS)

Part Number: id853706620

$4.99

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