This week on gdgt

Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their latest picks -- along with a few you should probably avoid. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on the latest, and subscribe to gdgt's newsletter to get a weekly roundup in your inbox.

This week on gdgt

Razer Edge

Razer wants to change the face of tablet gaming with the Edge, bringing laptop-style performance to a slate form factor, but the two might not be a match made in heaven. Here on Engadget, we found the design "boring, but functional" and said there "are limits to how long one can hold a 2.1-pound tablet aloft." Making the experience even poorer is the price, since you'll have to shell out $1,000 for the lowest-end machine, and $1,450 for the 256GB Pro model. That doesn't even take into account the price of the accessories, like the intriguing Gamepad Controller, which will run you an additional $250.
Buy from $999
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DNP This week on gdgt Razr's Edge isn't quite sharp enough

Oppo BDP-103

The Oppo BDP-103's price may be high, but not many players combine built-in support for major streaming services with support for SACD, DVD-Audio and even FLAC audio files, as well as an MHL port for devices like the Roku Streaming Stick. If you put a lot of stock in video and audio quality, and want a player with support for a wide range of file formats, it's hard to beat.
Buy from $499
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ASUS VivoBook S500

Want a big, affordable touchscreen Windows 8 laptop? It's hard to go wrong with the S500 -- though it's heavier than a typical Ultrabook and lacks a full HD display.
Buy from $659
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Behringer iNuke Boom Jr.

If volume's your top priority, you're on a tight budget and you don't need wireless (or portability), the Boom Jr. could be worth considering, especially since it's now available from some discounters for about $100.
Buy from $116
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Featured gdgt discussion

Jensanity5000 asks: "For those of you who are planning to get the new HTC One, are you going to get a case for it? Or let it hang out in all its glory? Are there any good cases out there you know of?"

Engadget Mobile Podcast 177 - 04.19.13