A-List: the best tech you can buy in 2014

Whether you're looking for a new laptop, server, desktop PC, digital camera - or pretty much anything IT - you should make the PC Pro A List your first stop. See below to find our best buy in each category, along with up to three alternatives that might be a better choice for you or your business depending on your needs.

Tablets

Tiled tablets

Compact tablet

Full-size tablet

Smartphones

smartphones

Budget Smartphone

Premium Smartphone

Laptops

Best laptops to buy in 2014

Mid-range laptop

Enthusiast laptop

Budget laptop

Business/executive laptop

Ultrabook

Desktop PCs

PCs

Budget PC

High-end PC

All-in-one PC

Peripherals

The 7 best 802.11ac routers

Wireless router

Network storage

Scanner

Ebook reader

Monitors

The 9 best monitors of 2014: the best monitors from £200 to £2,000

Budget monitor

Premium monitor

Specialist monitor

Printers

Best printers to buy in 2013

Inkjet printer/all-in-one

Office inkjet printer/all-in-one

Personal laser

Business Laser

Network devices

How to install virtual servers with Hyper-V

Rack server

Pedestal server

Security appliance

Storage appliance

Software

Video editing

Backup/Storage

Accounting

Productivity

Web development

Graphics/Design

Photo editing

Audio Production

Antivirus

Network monitoring

Network backup