New iPads. A new Galaxy Note. New Google... everything. Chalk it up to the holiday shopping season, but we've been mighty busy reviewing new gadgets lately. Which means, it's high time we update our buyer's guides. This time around, we're replacing the iPad Air with, you guessed it, the second-gen edition. Interestingly, though, we've declined to add the iPad mini 3 -- we still think that for most people the cheaper iPad mini 2 is the smarter buy. Oh, and we got rid of a couple tablets too: Since the Nexus 7 and the 2013 Kindle Fire HD have both been discontinued, it doesn't make sense to keep recommending them.As for smartphones, say hello to the Galaxy Note 4, the best big-screen handset you can buy. In addition we're adding Sony's Xperia Z3 flagship and the Moto G in the budget category. In the wearables category, we still recommend the Moto 360, particularly given a recent update that improved battery life, and also the fact that it's more reasonably priced than the new LG G Watch R. Finally, you'll notice we haven't added any laptops this month. That's because we're currently testing a bunch of Ultrabooks, Chromebooks and gaming laptops, and it's too soon to say which ones we like best. Good thing we update this guide so often. Will we add Samsung's new, lower-end Chromebook 2? Maybe the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro? Will the Nexus 6 and Microsoft Band make the list? Check back soon to find out.
Meet Engadget's new buyer's guide picks: iPad Air 2, Note 4 and more!
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