Best Tech Products 2010: Full List, 1-100

PCWorld scanned the entire universe of technology this year--HDTVs, phones, tablets, PCs, e-book readers, storage, software, services, apps, digital cameras, camcorders, printers, and more--and picked the 100 best. Here's how we ranked them.

Storage and Useful Gadgets: Best of 2010

Our picks for serious storage--like the 3TB Western Digital MyBook Essential and the Iomega eGo SuperSpeed USB 3.0--mix here with innovative mice such as the Microsoft Arc Touch, and easy networking in the form of Cisco's M20 Valet Plus.

Productivity Software: Best of 2010

Put more productivity into your day with superb software such as the Google Chrome browser, and protect your PCs with Microsoft Security Essentials or Norton Antivirus 2011, among other top choices.

Digital Cameras and Printers: Best of 2010

Sony's innovative Alpha NEX-5 interchangeable-lens camera and Canon's solid Pixma MG8120 inkjet multifunction printer outshine their competitors in 2010.


Web Services and Games: Best of 2010

Phone service in Google Gmail, productivity enhancers like Evernote, and popular games such as World of Warcraft are among our picks for the best Web services and online offerings. And Facebook returns to the PCWorld 100 for the second year in a row.


Tablets, PCs, and E-Readers: Best of 2010

Important tablets such as the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab grab the glory here, but powerful PCs and e-readers aren't far behind in our rankings.


Tech Store Product Search and Test Q&A

We shopped for 24 products and asked tech store sales reps some challenging (but reasonable) questions in trying to figure out how the sellers rated for product availability, price, and recommendations.