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Rapid Review: Google Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is an awesome phone, but its software is what really sets it apart from the Android pack.

Rapid Review: Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft's second attempt at an entry-level Surface tablet includes negligible spec bumps, and not much more.

Rapid Review: Intel NUC

If you're looking for the smallest of teeny-tiny PCs for your home theater or small business, Intel's latest Next Unit of Computing shines. But it remains a niche product with some limitations.

Rapid Review: Double Robotics

Double is an easy-to-use robot that uses an iPad for its controls and videoconferencing.

Rapid Review: 2013 Apple iMac

The new iMac isn't exciting, but it offers a very good performance for the price.

Rapid Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The third iteration of Samsung's not-quite-phone, not-quite-tablet Note line is one of the company's better phones currently available. But it's also pretty bloated.

Rapid Review: Kyocera Hydro Elite

The low price point may tempt you, but if you really want a good phone that’s comfortable outdoors, you’ll want to look to its more capable competitors to get the job done right.

Rapid Review: Dell Inspiron 2350

Outfitted with a fast Intel CPU and 12GB RAM, the Inspiron 2350 proves that all-in-ones can be both handsome and good performers.

Rapid Review: Asus G750JH

An Ultrabook it's not, but if you're looking for a powerful, portable gaming rig, this Haswell-powered Asus G750JH delivers the goods.

Rapid Review: HP SlateBook x2

The SlateBook x2 could make for a compelling netbook replacement, but it suffers from a relatively high price and some problematic software.

Rapid Review: Sphero 2.0

The second iteration of the friendly little robot ball is faster, brighter, and more fun all around.

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Rapid Review: Asus ET2702 all-in-one PC

The ET2702 has a very high-res 27-inch display, but the absence of one component renders it an also-ran in our benchmark competition.

Rapid Review: Motorola Moto X smartphone

Easily Motorola's best-looking Android phone to date, the Moto X has unimpressive specs but runs very well.

Rapid Review: Nexus 7

If you're in the market for an Android tablet, the new Nexus 7 is the one to get, according to Armando Rodriguez.

Rapid Review: Xperia Z

A little water won't hurt Sony's new smartphone. Susie Ochs reviews the Xperia Z.

Rapid Review: Acer Iconia W700

Rapid Review of the Acer Iconia W700. Windows 8 opens up some interesting design possibilities for computing devices, and Acer's Iconia W700 epitomizes the hybrid desktop/tablet or modular small PC possibility.

Rapid Review: Vizio CT15-A4 Ultrabook Review

Rapid Review of the Vizio CT15-A4 Ultrabook. I'm a sucker for minimalist design and that's the CT15-A4 in a nutshell: streamlined and elegant. It's also one of the thinner 15.6-inch laptops you'll run across.

Rapid Review: Lenovo Twist

Lenovo’s ThinkPad Twist is the latest in a string of Windows 8-running tablet-laptop hybrids, and it’s a little different from the competition.

Rapid Review: HP Envy Touchsmart Ultrabook

The HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a cleanly designed, good performing Windows 8 laptop with a nice array of ports and good input ergonomics.

Rapid Review: Lenovo Ideapad Yoga

Lenovo’s Yoga is aptly named – it’s flexible in more than one way. Not only can this Ultrabook be used as a laptop and a tablet, its screen can actually swivel around the hinge 360 degrees to maximize the tablet experience.

Rapid Review: Acer Aspire S5

Video review of the Acer Aspire S5 laptop. If you're looking for an Ultrabook with the superslim good looks of a MacBook Air, enough computing oomph to handle multimedia and general business tasks, plus a good-enough battery life, take a long hard look at the Acer Aspire S5. Especially the superslim good looks part.

Rapid Review: Dell XPS 12

With the now-shipping Windows 8 fully controllable by touch as well as mouse and keyboard, you're bound to see some innovative portable designs such as the Dell XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook that take advantage of touch. In the XPS 12's case you can rotate its 12.5-inch touchscreen to face outward when the laptop is closed, turning it into a tablet. Clever, though the company might have taken it a step further.

Rapid Review: Dell XPS 12

With the now-shipping Windows 8 fully controllable by touch as well as mouse and keyboard, you're bound to see some innovative portable designs such as the Dell XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook that take advantage of touch. In the XPS 12's case you can rotate its 12.5-inch touchscreen to face outward when the laptop is closed, turning it into a tablet. Clever, though the company might have taken it a step further.

Rapid Review: Acer S7-391

Acer isn't kidding when they describe the $1699, S7-391 ultraportable as cutting edge. This Windows 8 laptop is so thin (11.9 mm) and stiff, it could double as a weapon in the wrong hands. Did I say wrong hands? Assuming you can afford it, there are no wrong hands for this laptop. It's forward thinking in its design, eye-catchingly attractive, travels light, and is a heck of a performer.

Rapid Review: Vizio CT14-A2 Ultrabook Review

We take a quick hands-on look at the Vizio CT14-A2 Ultrabook. If Walter Gropius could see the new Vizio CT14-A2 Ultrabook, he’d probably approve. It sports a sleek, metallic elegance, like many of the quintessential Bauhaus designs.

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