Best hardware of 2017: PCWorld names the top products of the year

This hardware has stood the test of time in 2017—and should still be a great buy in early 2018.

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The OnePlus 5T (available from OnePlus) is a mid-cycle refresh like the 3T was last year. Instead of a ho-hum spec bump, it increases the size of the screen from 5.5 inches to 6 inches. A half-inch might not seem like much, but it makes a huge difference. An 18:9 screen puts the OnePlus 5T in true premium territory, and its lightweight OxygenOS is the best Android skin this side of the Pixel 2.

But even with top-of-the-line specs, the OnePlus 5T's best feature is its price. If you opt for the top-of-the-line model, which brings 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, it'll cost you just $559, nearly $400 less than the 128GB Pixel 2 XL. The only wrinkle is that it doesn't support Verizon's CDMA network, but if you're an AT&T or T-Mobile customer (or want to be), you won't find a better bang for your buck. —Michael Simon

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