This week was somewhat of a milestone, as far as reviews come. The longest-lasting smartphone we’ve tested yet came through the LAPTOP Labs, the LG G2, though we weren’t completely swept away for other reasons. We also had the chance to review the latest mainstream Dell notebook, the Inspiron 14R, and an interesting if flawed glasses-free Android tablet in the NEO3DO. Finally, we tested the WD My Passport Slim, an impressive, attractive 1TB portable drive as well as the equally awesome Bose SoundLink Mini. Get caught up already below.
Talk about a risky move. In an effort to escape Samsung's shadow, LG has changed the way smartphones are designed. With its new G2, LG put the power button and volume controls on the back of the handset. The G2 ($199 for AT&T) is also the first U.S. device to sport Qualcomm's superfast Snapdragon 800 processor -- which enables some pretty nifty multitasking -- and this flagship comes with a 13-MP camera with optical image stabilization. Is all of this enough to steal shoppers away from the Galaxy S4 or HTC One?
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