CNET First Look (SD)
Summary: Get the first look at the hottest products from our expert CNET editors. They'll dive in deep and cover all of the hot features, as well as the flaws of the latest tech gadgets across every product category.
The ZTE Render is easy to use, but middling performance and an outdated OS make it not worth your time.
This $59 hockey-puck sized portable Bluetooth speaker has some kick.
The Nikon Coolpix S800c marries an above-average point-and-shoot with the functionality of an Android device.
Power your workouts plus tackle phones calls with the $129.99 Motorola S11-Flex HD stereo Bluetooth headphones.
At $1,699, the new Retina Pro is much more expensive than Apple's other 13-inch laptops, but offers an incredible high-res screen.
The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is a W-iFi-only e-reader (there's no 3G option) and it comes with 2GB of internal memory but has a microSD expansion slot for additional memory that accepts up to 32GB cards.
U.S. Cellular's entry-level smartphone offers first-time users just the Android basics.
The big-screened and affordable 17-inch Vaio E17 has lots of features, but no touchscreen, and a small trackpad. Does that kill its Windows 8 appeal?
Equipped with Windows RT, a 1.3 gigahertz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU, and a keyboard dock, the Asus Vivo Tab RT is a 10.1-inch tablet mobile office on the go.
A decent touch pad makes this the best of the handful of slider-style laptop/tablet combos being launched alongside Windows 8.
Surface excels at productivity, thanks to its comfortable keyboard accessory and the inclusion of Office 2013 preview. More apps would be really nice, though.
The XPS 12 shows a different take on the rotating-screen convertible laptop/tablet.
This updated version of Dell's XPS One 27, with a touch screen, a new adjustable stand, and the same 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution, looks like one of the most compelling Windows 8 desktops.
CNET Senior Editor Eric Franklin gets beneath the surface of the box that encloses Microsoft Surface.
Big, beautiful, and bursting with features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2's stylus brings Android to higher level. Just not one that everyone will love.