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You've read all the reviews, but now you're actually ready to buy something and need to make a decision. The Verge Buying Guides are here for you — these are our go-to recommendations for the ultimate question: which one do I buy? Our picks aren't necessarily the best in every category, but they are the best choices for most people. We also aim to provide an alternative option if our main selection isn't the right one for you. Buying Guides are updated as new products are released and tested, so be sure to check back frequently for new information.

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The best laptop you can buy in 2023

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

What’s the best student laptop? We asked students

The best laptops for students, from kindergarten through college

The best fitness trackers to buy right now

From simple fitness bands to rugged sports watches to rings, these are the best trackers you can get.

The best instant cameras you can buy right now

We found the best cameras for your budget and needs.

The best Fitbits for your fitness and health

Whether you want a basic fitness tracker or a smartwatch, there’s a Fitbit for everyone — though the best Fitbit smartwatch isn’t technically a Fitbit.

The best robot vacuum you can buy right now

I’ve tested close to 50 robot vacuums. Here are the best, from budget robot vacuums to vacuum / mop hybrids with and without auto-empty docks and other fancy features.

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I once bought an e-reader with a 30-day warranty that broke on day 35.

Don’t make the same mistake. If you’re planning on buying an e-reader to read by the pool this summer, do your research. I tested dozens and narrowed down the very best in this guide – and not one of them broke.

The best streaming device to buy right now

The Apple TV 4K checks all the boxes and is the most pleasant to use, but plenty of people will be just fine with a Chromecast, Roku, or Fire TV.