8 Best Business Gadgets of the Year

Google Chromebook Pixel
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4. Google Chromebook Pixel

My most controversial pick this year, this laptop does not run Mac or Windows software at all. In fact, it doesn't even run software. The Chrome OS only runs Web apps. But the Pixel is a good fit for a startup. The keyboard is one of the best I've used. It's amazingly fast--not only to boot-up quickly at a meeting (in seconds) but in connecting to a built-in 4G connection. You get free GoGo Inflight credits and free Web storage. But my favorite feature is simply the overall design: slim, light, and well-constructed.