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.

34: Google Chromebook Pixel To think that Google would dare design a machine so lavishly appointed, and so freaking expensive, just for the Chrome OS.

The plan worked, though, as the Chromebook Pixel is a wonderful ambassador for Google’s vision of a browser-based future. Sporting a Retina-class, 2560-by-1700-pixel touchscreen, and framed by a burnished aluminum case, the Pixel is a stunning piece of industrial design.

And if nothing else, the Pixel got people talking about the Chrome OS again—more so than any small army of crummy Chromebooks ever could have. Don’t ask the Pixel to be practical. It isn’t.

But if you’re a Chrome OS supporter (as many of us are), it’s the top notebook in your fleet.

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