While I haven't managed to personally look at even a fraction of what manufacturers have teased consumers with this year, I can pretty much lay down my recommendations based on what I've researched and read up on over these last 12 months. Let's take a look at the changes that have taken place this year, along with some of the newest gadgets worthy of mention.
|Would you pay $10,000 for a notebook?|
|Solid gaming performance for around $5000|
|A compact productivity solution|
|Waiting to get my hands on the newer model|
|The highest DPI display on a slate|
|For the netbook die-hard only|
Best Notebook Accessory
|The only networking device you may ever need|
Best Notebook Innovation
This is a tough one to call out. Obviously, Intel and nVidia deserve kudos for their hardware efforts seen in the mobile derivatives of Haswell and Kepler. Another interesting development may be the long-awaited breakaway from 1080p, as seen in Dell's newest XPS 15 notebook sporting a monster 3200 x 1800 15.6" display. This is the kind of high-resolution option I'm hoping will become mainstream in larger, more powerful 17" and 18.4" notebooks as we move into 2014 and beyond.