In Pictures: 50 best tech products of 2013

Notebooks, tablets, and other mobile devices feature prominently in this year’s list, along with a fair number of peripherals and gadgets designed to make you more productive.

1: Intel's Haswell generation of x86 microprocessors With its fourth-generation family of Core processors, code-named Haswell, Intel set out to prove that it could build a supremely power-efficient CPU—and the company delivered in spades. Haswell chips are only slightly faster than the generation of microprocessors they replaced, but they enable notebooks to run considerably longer on batteries.

You’ll appreciate the energy savings that the desktop models deliver, too. AMD, meanwhile, remains more than a generation behind Intel in every metric—apart from graphics. And it’s true, AMD’s CPUs remain superior on that one count, no matter how much Intel crows about its Iris and Iris Pro integrated graphics.

Still, no one will buy a slower CPU just because it delivers better graphics.

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