IT Pro's Top Products of 2013

We roundup the best smartphones, tablets, laptops servers and software.

PC sales have suffered due to the availability of low-cost tablets, but there's no denying that a traditional laptop is still the primary productivity machine in most enterprise environments.

Thankfully, vendors have upped their game - bring the best batteyr life we've ever seen, innovative form factors and plenty of grunt.

MacBook Pro 13in with Retina Display

One of the best all-round laptops released in 2013 - the MacBook Pro includes a phenomenal Retina Display, up to 10 hours of battery life, solid performance and the ability to run OS X and Windows.

Verdict: 4 stars + Recommended award

Sony Vaio Pro 13in

The best regular Ultrabook which has been released this year - the Vaio Pro 13 has phenomenal battery life for a Windows machine, weighs in at just 1kg and prices start at 899.

Verdict: 4 stars + Recommended award

Lenovo Yoga Pro 2

If you're looking for a device with more flexibility than a regular Ultrabook, the Yoga Pro 2 has you covered. The ingenious design allows users to flip and fold the Windows machine into numerous positions. It's got the latest Haswell chipset and a reasonable battery life to top it off.

Verdict: 4 stars

HP EliteBook 820 G1

One of the most upgradeable laptops you're going to see on the market today - the EliteBook G1 allows users to replace the battery, hard drive and RAM as well as add in a mini-card SSD. If the battery life and display would have been better, this would have been our laptop of the year.

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