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Acer Aspire 5 review: a $549 laptop that doesn’t completely suck

But try to find an AMD model

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The best Chromebooks to buy in 2020

The best Chromebooks for every type of user

Nest Thermostat review: more simple than smart

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti review: impressive performance for $399

Another great option for 1440p gaming

The Verge home tech holiday gift guide

Great gifts for your home

The Verge gaming holiday gift guide 2020

Samsung’s Odyssey G9 does the work of three monitors

And I am now thoroughly spoiled

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The best wireless earbuds to buy right now

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The best noise-canceling headphones to buy right now

Get some peace and quiet with the best noise-canceling headphones for a variety of uses

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The best smartphone you can buy for under $500

You can get a great smartphone at this price, whether you want an iPhone, a big screen, or a great camera

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The best laptop you can buy in 2020

The best laptop for you, from ultraportables to high-powered editing machines

The Verge holiday gift guide for creators

Gift ideas for the creators in your circle

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2020) review: speedy, spectacular convertible

AMD Radeon RX 6800 review: entry-level 4K

The cure for the common gaming PC

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT review: AMD is back in the game

A worthy RTX 3080 competitor for gaming

Roli Lumi review: a portable keyboard that lights the way for first-time musicians

The MacBook Air is the most impressive laptop I’ve used in years
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9.5

Apple MacBook Air with M1 review: new chip, no problem

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8.5

Apple MacBook Pro with M1 review: flexing Arm

Fancy Air

Apple Mac mini with M1 review: over-performer

The best wired or wireless gaming headsets to buy

Apple macOS 11 Big Sur review: a long time coming

The Verge’s favorite holiday gifts under $25

Apple HomePod mini review: playing small ball

Apple’s newest smart speaker is way more affordable but still chasing Amazon and Google

How to stream HBO Max

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max review: the best smartphone camera you can get

Apple’s biggest iPhone brings along an impressive camera

The iPhone 12 mini feels very comfortable to hold.
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8.5

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Apple iPhone 12 mini review: fit to size

It’s not the best iPhone for most people, but it’s going to be a favorite for many

Lenovo’s Smart Clock Essential is a slightly smarter bedside clock

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8.5

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PlayStation 5 review: a big, confident step into next gen

Jabra Elite 85t review: noise cancellation isn’t the only big change

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7.5

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Xbox Series S review: small console, big potential

Lots of questions remain about this tiny Xbox

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Xbox Series X review: a next-gen PC

The new Xbox feels like you’re upgrading your PC

Dell XPS 13 (late-2020) review: greatness, refined

A 2020 standout, a 2021 question mark

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Budget roundup: the latest lower-cost Windows and Chromebook systems

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Budget roundup: the latest low-cost speakers, headphones, and earbuds

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Budget roundup: the latest low-cost cameras

DropLabs’ EP-01 speaker shoes make for an excellent VR accessory

Mokumono Delta S electric bike review: totally untubular

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Budget roundup: the latest low-cost iPhones and Android phones

UE Fits review: a fit that’s lit

They fit better than any consumer earbuds I’ve ever tried, but they aren’t without shortcomings