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This Week in Gear: July 19, 2014

This Week in Gear: Mercedes-Benz’s insane S-Class, Aston Martin’s new V12 roadster, retro-inspired Club Monaco Sunglasses, minimalist wallets, rocket skates, DeWalt toolboxes and much, much more.

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Potent Portables

Best Laptops

Apple and Microsoft dominate the laptop market with their respective Mac OS X and Windows systems, each exhibiting dynamic yet dissimilar user experiences. In considering the wide selection of convertibles and ultrabooks out at the moment, it only seemed fit to narrow down the top offerings from each computer platform. Here’s a look at the best laptops available now: The Acer Aspire S7 and the MacBook Air.

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Lighten the load

Super Models: The 10 Best Lightweight Laptops

When it comes to choosing the right laptop, everyone seeks three necessities: a sleek profile, high performance, and most importantly, portability. A weighty — or worse, bulky — portable computer can take a heavy toll on the body and make daily commuting a pain in the ass; yet everyone from business buffs to college grads wants a machine powerful enough to meet computing needs. We’re fortunate to bask in a beautiful balance of both virtues thanks to the latest leaps in laptop engineering. From convertibles to high-end subnotebooks, we sifted through the market to find the best laptops weighing in at under four pounds. Just remember, they’ll probably make you look fat in comparison.

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Today in Gear: May 3, 2013

Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S Though our hearts are loyal to naturally aspirated 911s like the awesome GT3, the Turbo is mighty in its own right. The all-new 991-based 911 Turbo and Turbo S are cause for celebration, especially in honor of the 40th anniversary of the inception of the 911 Turbo. Twin turbos…

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Thin It to Win It

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook

Acer has kicked off what’s sure to be an avalanche of Ultrabook announcements at this year’s CES with the Aspire S5. As of the time of writing this article, the 13.3-inch S5 holds the title for “thinnest Ultrabook”, measuring 15mm at its thickest point and weighing just under 3 pounds. That svelte physique, encased in…

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Keep Your Doritos Fingers Away

Acer Iconia 6120 Touchbook

The Acer Iconia-6120 14-Inch Dual-Screen Touchbook ($1,200) is the latest iteration of a budding computing form factor that wants to walk the line between tablets and laptops. Unlike the petite Toshiba Libretto W100, this king of the Iconia series sports two 14-inch Gorilla Glass touch panels that provide plenty of real estate for all manner…

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Between Netbooks & the Ultra Portable Elite

Acer Ferrari One (FO200-1799)

Co-branding on something like a laptop usually hints at some scheme on the manufacturer’s part to up the price on a base model without adding any value in the specifications department. The Acer Ferrari One, however, is an exception that fits somewhere between a high-powered netbook and a low-powered ultra portable. Weighing 3.3 pounds and…