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Apple iPad Air

Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.

October 29, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating October 29, 2013
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iPad Mini with Retina Display

The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.

November 13, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating November 13, 2013
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iPad Mini

If you want the full, polished Apple tablet experience in a smaller package, the iPad Mini is worth the premium price. Otherwise, good alternatives are available for less money.

October 30, 2012

4 stars Editors' rating October 30, 2012
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Apple iPad March 2012

With a host of improvements--faster graphics, 4G wireless options, a better camera, and a gorgeous high-res screen--the latest iPad cements its position at the head of the tablet pack.

March 15, 2012

4.5 stars Editors' rating March 15, 2012
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Apple iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 delivers a bigger screen while remaining easy to handle, with plenty of features to satisfy everyone -- and the promise of Apple Pay on the horizon to potentially sweeten the deal even further.

September 16, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating September 16, 2014
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Google Nexus 10

The Nexus 10's durable design, consistent updates, and good performance make it one of the best Android tablets to date.

November 2, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 2, 2012
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Anker TC930 Ultra-Thin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

You can't beat the price of Anker's thin keyboard for the iPad Air, but serious typists should invest in a better option.

May 28, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 28, 2014
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Asustor AS-604T NAS server

Not only is the Asustor AS-604T an excellent NAS server for serious network storage needs, it's also very easy to use thanks to the extremely well-designed user interface.

April 26, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating April 26, 2013
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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2013)

The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal.

October 25, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 25, 2013
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iPad Air, iPad Mini (Retina) specs vs. iPad 4, iPad Mini specs

Trying to determine if the new iPads are worth an upgrade? Our handy charts will clearly show the differences between the new tablets and last year's models.

By October 22, 2013