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Sony Xperia Z2

Sure, it costs a bundle, but the Sony Xperia Z2 is everything you should expect from a top-end phone. 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. If you're looking for both style and substance from a phone, you've come to the right place.

April 14, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating April 14, 2014
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Vizio M2i-B series

Excellent picture quality, well thought-out features and distinctive design make the Vizio M-Series seem like a much more expensive TV than it really is.

June 10, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 10, 2014
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Windows 8.1 update 2 reportedly will land August 12

The next update to Windows 8.1 will arrive during August's Patch Tuesday, claims a Russian website.

By July 21, 2014

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs. MacBook Air 13" 2014

Microsoft made a direct comparison between the Surface Pro 3 and the MacBook Air 13", so we're throwing them into the Prizefight Ring to settle the score once and for all. Let's get it on!

By July 21, 2014

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Lenovo Yoga 2 13

If you can't quite afford the Yoga 2 Pro but still want a full-time laptop and a part-time tablet, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is an excellent choice.

June 30, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 30, 2014
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price.

November 13, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating November 13, 2013
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HTC One Mini 2

With its slick metal body, the HTC One Mini 2 is among the most luxurious compact phones around. HTC, however, has given it a set of specs that put it more alongside the dirt-cheap Moto G than the One M8. This is definitely not the flagship One M8 in a more compact form. If style is of the utmost importance, it's worth checking out, but the Moto G is much better value.

May 26, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 26, 2014
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HTC Butterfly 2

It can't compete with the One M8's premium metal skin, but the HTC Butterfly 2's powerful camera and processor make it one of the company's best flagship phones.

September 1, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating September 1, 2014

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Intel Education 2 in 1 10-inch convertible

The Windows 8.1-powered laptop comes with a snap-on microscope lens as well as a temperature probe for use in science experiments.

May 1, 2014

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Toshiba Encore 2 (8 inch)

The Encore 2 starts at $200 and comes in 8- and 10-inch flavors, but they offer largely identical features.

May 27, 2014

MSRP: $199.99