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Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.

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Best laptops of 2014

CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.

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Toshiba Kirabook (2014)

The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.

March 5, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating March 5, 2014
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Oppo Find 7

Oppo may have packed the Find 7 with the latest and greatest specs, but it faces stiff competition from the LG G3, which has similar specs but a better design.

July 7, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 7, 2014
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ZTE Grand S Pro (U.S. Cellular)

The Grand S Pro is a good deal with a carrier agreement, but U.S. Cellular has other phones that are faster and more reliable.

June 23, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating June 23, 2014

MSRP: $249.00

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Sony SRS-X5

While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.

June 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 17, 2014
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HTC Desire 601

Sure, it doesn't have the latest Android software on board, but if you're after a good-looking HTC phone with powerful speakers and 4G LTE for speedy data downloads, the Desire 601 is an affordable option to consider.

March 14, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating March 14, 2014

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Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277

The Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 comes close to being a great mainstream slim gaming laptop, but it's undone by an unimpressive display.

August 6, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 6, 2013

MSRP: $999.99

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Kyocera Hydro Icon

The Kyocera Hydro Icon might be inexpensive and waterproof, but a general lack of noteworthy features and a rather poor camera make this one tough to recommend.

July 22, 2014

2.5 stars Editors' rating July 22, 2014

MSRP: $149.99

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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.

February 18, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating February 18, 2014
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Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro

New two-in-one hybrids offer 13-inch screens and slim designs for under $600 or more than $1,000.

May 27, 2014

MSRP: $1,028.99

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ZTE Grand S II

Sporting Android 4.3, a Snapdragon 800 CPU, and a 13-megapixel camera, the Grand S II is ZTE's newest marquee smartphone.

January 7, 2014

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