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Looking for an e-book reader? You have more choices than ever before--though the number of models we

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Nook GlowLight e-ink e-reader

While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem.

November 6, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating November 6, 2013

MSRP: $119.00

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Acer Aspire E1-472G-6844

Acer's variation on the budget E1-472G Aspire laptop has good guts but an underwhelming exterior and design, and also lacks a touch screen. Nvidia graphics add a boost.

March 28, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating March 28, 2014

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Kobo Aura e-reader

With its more portable design, the Kobo Aura is a worthwhile -- albeit pricier -- Kindle Paperwhite alternative for EPUB fans who don't want to be tied to Amazon's proprietary ecosystem.

October 17, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 17, 2013
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013)

The 2013 Kindle Fire HD works perfectly as an e-reader with a few extra tablet features, but users looking to take full advantage of Amazon's ecosystem should pay more for the Fire HDX.

November 1, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating November 1, 2013
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Acer Aspire E1-572-6870

As budget-friendly laptops go, the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is a good value with sufficient power for basic tasks, and it doesn't look bad, either.

October 10, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating October 10, 2013
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Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, April 2014)

Apple’s 11-inch Air gets a CPU speed bump and a decent price cut over the already excellent 2013 version. If you have a recent model there's no need to upgrade, but for anyone else, it's now a better deal than ever.

June 27, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 27, 2014
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Samsung SSD 850 Pro

The hefty pricing aside, the Samsung SSD 850 Pro is one of the best, if not the best, standard consumer-grade solid-state drives on the market.

July 8, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating July 8, 2014
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Simon & Schuster deal boosts 'Netflix of digital books' wannabes Scribd and Oyster

Scribd and Oyster's all-you-can-read e-book subscription services add 'Big 5' publisher's backlist titles.

By May 21, 2014

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SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD

Power users and gamers should look no further than the SanDisk Extreme Pro to get the best performance out of their home computer.

July 2, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating July 2, 2014

MSRP: $189.00

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Acer Aspire E series

Starting at $299, the E series covers a wide range of styles and features.

April 29, 2014

MSRP: $299.00