Have you heard the news? Sales of personal computers are dropping faster than the price of Detroit real estate. But if that’s the reason we saw so many great new PC designs in 2013, I hope the trend continues for a while. People need reasons to upgrade the machines they have, and the industry has been pumping them out like gumdrops this year.
My definition of “personal computer” extends to all forms of PCs—provided they run Windows, that is. So this list includes all-in-ones, desktop towers, hybrids, Ultrabooks, and tablet PCs. The machines you’ll see here are the best of the best of what we saw in 2013, but they’re not ranked in any particular order (and there are at least two machines in each category).