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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.

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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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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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