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.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: the company's best Android tablet yet

The Xperia Tablet Z arrives with a completely new design, although it should be familiar to anyone who's already seen Sony's Xperia Z smartphone. It serves as an excellent second screen, with a display that is one of the best we've seen from Sony's Xperia range, if not the market in total. Read on for our full review.

Acer Aspire R7 review: a flexible form factor at a reasonable price

If you told us Acer was coming out with an innovative new take on the Windows 8 convertible, we'd probably laugh in your face. Enter the Aspire R7, a unique take on the Windows 8 laptop, with an adjustable display and an attractive hinge design. And, at $1,000, it's also a pretty good deal. Click the link just above for our full review.

MSI GT70 Dragon Edition review: last year's gaming powerhouse gets Haswell

One of the strongest gaming laptops of 2012 had to be the MSI GT70, and now MSI's back with a Dragon Edition of its powerful gaming laptop. Despite a few workable flaws, the GT70 Dragon Edition is a stellar gaming machine, improving upon the original GT70 without compromising its best features. Our full review awaits you at the link up above.

Windows 8.1 unveiled: new apps, new features and the return of the Start button

How big of an upgrade is Windows 8.1? Put it this way: we just might need to review the OS all over again. Microsoft just unveiled the first major update to Windows 8, and it includes tweaks to nearly every aspect of the operating system: the lock screen, Start menu, Windows Store and onscreen keyboard. Read on for our in-depth impressions of the Windows update.

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