PC Pro's top products of 2013: the winners

12 Sep 2013
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Find out what we've picked as the best products of 2013

Aside from our regular reader-voted PC Pro Excellence Awards, this year we've extended our editorially chosen Products of the Year.

Below you'll find the the winners in each of our 12 categories, ranging from laptops to servers.

The winners of the Product of the Year awards have been announced alongside the rest of the PC Pro Excellence Awards - voted on by readers.

Buy next month's copy of PC Pro - on sale 17 October - to see the full results tables.

Laptop of the year

Winner: Samsung Ativ Book 8
Highly Commended: Apple MacBook Air 13in, Asus VivoBook S200, Google Chromebook Pixel, Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite

Hybrid tablet of the year

Winner: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
Highly Commended: Dell XPS 12, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, Microsoft Surface Pro

Ultrabook of the Year

Winner: Sony VAIO Pro 13
Highly Commended: Dell XPS 13, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, Dell Latitude 6430U, Samsung Series 7 Ultra

Tablet of the year

Winner: Nexus 7 (2013)
Highly Commended: Asus Fonepad, Apple iPad (4th gen), Dell Latitude 10, Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Desktop of the year

Winner: Apple iMac 27in
Commended: CyberPower Infinity Fusion GT, Dell XPS One 27in, Intel NUC, Wired2Fire HAL 4000

Camera of the year

Winner: Nikon D600
Highly Commended: Canon EOS 700D, Nikon D7100, Samsung NX300, Sony NEX-6

Phone of the year

Winner: HTC One
Highly Commended: Apple iPhone 5, Google Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 520, Samsung Galaxy S4

Server of the year

Winner: Dell PowerEdge VRTX
Highly Commended: Boston Value Series 381 G8, Broadberry CyberServe XE5-R224, Fujitsu Primergy TX100 S3p, HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2

Security software of the year

Winner: Bitdefender Internet Security 2013
Highly Commended: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013, Norton Internet Security 2013, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, Avast Free Antivirus

Software of the Year

Winner: Xara Designer Pro 9
Highly Commended: Adobe Photoshop CC, Microsoft Office 365, StarDock Start 8, TeamViewer 8

Business product of the year

Winner: Epson WorkForce WF-3530DTWF
Highly Commended: Microsoft Office 365, NetSupport Manager 11, Sublime Text 2, VMware Workstation 9

Education product of the year

Winner: Raspberry Pi
Highly Commended: Dell Latitude 10, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, Microsoft Office 365, NetSupport School

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