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.

8: iPad Air Critics will say that Apple is running out of tricks, but the latest iPad rewrites the rules of how thin and light a full-size tablet should be.

Consider: The Air delivers a 9.7-inch, 2048-by-1536-pixel display, yet measures a seemingly impossible 0.30 inch thick and weighs almost exactly a single pound. To put this in context, the new Surface 2 measures 0.35 inch thick but weighs a full half-pound more than the Air.

Add in Apple’s new A7 processor and access to the world’s greatest mobile-app store, and the iPad Air can’t be ignored.

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