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The Apple Watch Series 7
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8.5

Apple Watch Series 7 review: time and time again

A bigger screen and faster charging are nice, but not reasons to upgrade

Best gaming laptop in 2021: seven laptops to get your game on

The best gaming laptop at every size and price

Fairphone 4 review: the price of sustainability

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 review: a good dock with an okay clock

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max review: the one to buy

Worth spending a bit more

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: back to the drawing board

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What’s the best student laptop? We asked students

The best laptops for students, from kindergarten through college

Microsoft Surface Go 3 review: left behind

The tradeoffs aren’t worth it anymore

The best laptop you can buy in 2021

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

Sony Alpha ZV-E10 review: interchangeable lens vlogging machine

iPhone 13 Mini and 13 Pro Max battery life: better, and a beast

If you need your phone to last, you have to get a bigger phone

The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13
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9

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iPhone 13 review: yep, bigger batteries are better

So are bigger cameras

The iPhone 13 Pro (left) and Pro Max (right)
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iPhone 13 Pro review: a better display, the best camera, and incredible battery life

Smooth operators

Nintendo Switch OLED review: screentime

Google’s latest Nest Doorbell and camera are not obvious upgrades

Battery-powered options are great, but prepare to make compromises

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8.5

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: the best of both worlds

This is the best Surface Pro we’ve seen in years

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How to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free

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8

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Windows 11 review: a familiar home that’s still being renovated

Microsoft’s new OS is a work in progress

Android 12 review: it’s mostly about the looks

There are a just a few noteworthy features in this design-focused update

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How to switch languages using the Android Gboard keyboard

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) review: cut by the Blade

Sonos Beam (second-gen) review: Atmos(t) a minor upgrade

Bose QuietComfort 45 review: comfortably familiar

A masterclass in going back to what works

The best Chromebook for 2021

The best Chromebooks for every type of user

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7.5

iPad Mini 2021 review: a little different

The middle child of the iOS lineup

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 review: ninth time’s the charm

Lenovo has nailed the ThinkPad formula