CNET Top 5
The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8 systems.
Despite solid hardware, great battery life, and fast startup, we can't recommend the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 until and unless Google improves the Chrome OS.
The 4-pound Samsung Series 5 isn't as light and portable as some slim 14-inch laptops, but this AMD-powered version can be found at a significant discount if you shop around.
This midprice slim laptop gets a new body, plus a touch screen and backlit keyboard.
Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.
Sony's wedge-shaped KDL-W850B TV offers better picture quality, albeit for a higher price, than many big-screen LCDs.
With unimpressive performance that doesn't match its high price, there's no reason why you should pick the Plextor M6S over other SSDs on the market.
The 85-inch member of this billionaire-level TV series has been out for awhile, and we know most of the details already: $40,000 price tag, 4K resolution, crazy easel-type stand, Now the 110-inch size is official, and it costs $150,000.
The $899 PowerUp Series II desk from UpDesk converts from standing to sitting position at your command.
At launch, the new Intel SSD 730 Series makes a very good internal drive choice for your computer, but it'll become a better value when its street price drops below the current suggested retail price.
Pricing not available