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Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)

Two fancy cars and a radar detector to go with. A computer that looks like a spaceship, a hard drive that looks like an office building, and a home security system that looks like a...coffeemaker? OK, it's not all glamour this week, but CNET's editors reviewed some pretty great stuff. Check it out.

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Escort Passport Max

Two fancy cars and a radar detector to go with. A computer that looks like a spaceship, a hard drive that looks like an office building, and a home security system that looks like a...coffeemaker? OK, it's not all glamour this week, but CNET's editors reviewed some pretty great stuff. Check it out.

Escort Passport Max

The Escort Passport Max isn't exactly a bargain, but with improved detection performance and fewer annoying false alerts, it certainly justifies its price tag. Read the review.

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2 of 10 Lynn La/CNET

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition

Android purists will find Google's midsize LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition more compelling than the LG-skinned model, though it's pricier. Read the review.

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3 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

Apple Mac Pro

Apple Mac Pro

Apple radically reimagines the professional desktop with the new Mac Pro, featuring a design that looks fantastic and offers genuine breakthrough advantages. But consumers should note that this product isn't specifically meant for them, and DIY upgraders will lament the loss of traditional desktop tower flexibility. Read the review.

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4 of 10 Colin West McDonald/CNET

Samsung NE58F9710WS Slide-In Electric Range with Flex Duo Oven

Samsung NE58F9710WS Slide-In Electric Range with Flex Duo Oven

If you're not on a tight budget and like the idea of choosing between one or two ovens based on your needs, the Samsung NE58F9710WS Slide-In Electric Range with Flex Duo Oven could be an excellent option for you. Read the review.

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5 of 10 Colin West McDonald/CNET

Blacksumac Piper

Blacksumac Piper

Don't expect the Blacksumac Piper's slight build to mean that it's short on performance. This $239 all-in-one security system offers great value for smaller homes and budding DIYers. Read the review.

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6 of 10 Dong Ngo/CNET

Promise Pegasus2

Promise Pegasus2

While it would be massive overkill and cost-prohibitive for most consumers, the Promise Pegasus2 is a great storage device for professionals, especially those who need to edit 4K videos in real time. Read the review.

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7 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1

For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features. Read the review.

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8 of 10 Josh Miller/CNET

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

In the long line of Corvette models, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray feels like something special, a thoroughbred sports car for the 21st century that must be put on the track to be really enjoyed. Read the review.

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9 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

HP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook

HP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook

The HP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook is an excellent all-around ultrabook, with a great keyboard, display, and battery life. The unique Control Zone touch pad is interesting, though it could be made a little more useful and intuitive. Read the review.

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10 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

Its beautiful interior is in dire need of a high-tech makeover. But the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S is a stunner of a car -- and it seats four. Read the review.

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