The Weekly Roundup for 12032012

You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

HTC First with Facebook Home review

The First is an above-average mid-range device, and Facebook Home is a solid 1.0 product with plenty of room to grow. Read on to find out our full impressions.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review

Even if you rarely use the S Pen, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is a solid tablet in its own right. But can it best the iPad mini as the go-to, do-everything couch companion? Keep reading to find out.

Sony Xperia ZL review: a giant phone in a surprisingly compact frame

Sony bills the ZL as the most compact 5-inch smartphone on the market, which could win over folks who see large-screened phones as unwieldy. But is it enough to challenge conventional thinking on big phones, especially in light of fiercer competition?

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx review: a decent Windows 8 tablet, but not Lenovo's best

The IdeaTab Lynx has a bright IPS screen, but it's ultimately not Lenovo's best Windows 8 hybrid. Click through to find out more.

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