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Top-rated reviews of the week (photos)

It's been a busy week for our editors. This week's highest-rated products include the HP Envy 14 Spectre, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20, and the new Apple iPad, which won an Editors' Choice Award.

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HP Envy 14 Spectre

It's been a busy week for our editors. This week's highest-rated products include the HP Envy 14 Spectre, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20, and the new Apple iPad, which won an Editors' Choice Award.


HP Envy 14 Spectre review

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5


The HP Envy 14 Spectre starts at $1,899; it has a unique glass-covered design and packs a lot of features into a slim 14-inch ultrabook body, plus its multitouch response is great for a Windows laptop. Read more.


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Apple iPad (March 2012, 16GB, Wi-Fi, black)

Apple iPad (March 2012, 16GB, Wi-Fi, black) review

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5


Apple's new iPad, which starts at $499, includes a stunning new screen, matched by a quad-core graphic processor and the world's largest app and media store to feed it content. Read more.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 review

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 has an excellent design and feature set. For $349, it includes an ultrawide-angle 20x zoom lens, GPS, and semimanual and manual shooting modes, as well as fast shooting performance and improved low-light photo quality from previous versions. Read more.


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Samsung Galaxy S II (U.S. Cellular)

Samsung Galaxy S II (U.S. Cellular) review

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5


The Samsung Galaxy S II starts at $229.99, has a large, beautiful 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a great 8-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and 16GB built-in storage. Read more.


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Elgato Thunderbolt SSD (240GB)

Elgato Thunderbolt SSD (240GB) review

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The compact and sturdy Elgato Thunderbolt SSD is the first bus-powered (no power adapter needed) Thunderbolt storage device; it starts at $699.95. Read more.


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iHome iDM11

iHome iDM11 review

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The iHome iDM11 is an attractively designed, affordably priced (it starts at $69.99), compact Bluetooth speaker that sounds decent enough and plays reasonably loud. Read more.


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LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series review

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The easy-to-use, high-capacity LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series offers very fast performance for a dual-bay external hard drive. It starts at $799. Read more.


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Lenovo IdeaPad U400 (Core i5)

Lenovo IdeaPad U400 (Core i5) review

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


Starting at $849.99, the Lenovo IdeaPad U400 has a sleek, attractive metal design and a good assortment of features for its price, including a slot-loading DVD drive and AMD graphics. Read more.


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LG Connect 4G

LG Connect 4G review

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The LG Connect 4G is a snappy dual-core phone with great in-ear audio playback and a beautiful and vibrantly bright display. Read more.


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Motorola Elite Sliver Bluetooth Headset

Motorola Elite Sliver Bluetooth Headset review

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The Motorola Elite Sliver, which starts at $77.99, has excellent audio quality, noise cancellation, and an ultracompact size. The battery charger case helps it stand out from the Bluetooth headset pack. Read more.


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Philips CitiScape Collection Downtown headphones

Philips CitiScape Collection Downtown headphones review

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The Philips CitiScape Collection Downtown headband headphones are comfortable to wear and look as great as they sound, with competent noise isolation, an inline microphone, and volume control. They start at $99.99. Read more.


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Plextor M3 PX-128M3 solid-state drive (128GB)

Plextor M3 PX-128M3 solid state drive (128GB) review

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The 2.5-inch Plextor M3 solid-state drive supports SATA 3 (6Gbps) and helps improve the overall performance of the host computer a great deal. And it starts at $194.99. Read more.


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Samsung Rugby Smart (AT&T)

Samsung Rugby Smart (AT&T) review

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The Samsung Rugby Smart's rugged but slim design can withstand a dunking and a slam against the wall. Read more.


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Sharp LC-70LE640U

Sharp LC-70LE640U review

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


Starting at $2,318, the relatively inexpensive Sharp LC-LE640U series delivers accurate color thanks to ample picture controls, as well as a matte screen that works well in bright rooms. Read more.


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 (Silver)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 review

Editors' rating: 3.5. out of 5


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 captures very good snapshots and video, is fast to focus and shoot, and has plenty of fun shooting options for those looking to do more than just take pictures. It starts at $349. Read more.


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