Top Tech Gear Launches of 2013

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Top Convertible Tablet

This year, we saw plenty of tablet/laptop combos that combined the minimalism of a tablet but the power and feel of a laptop. Our top pick? The Acer Aspire R7 Notebook, which costs $999. The R7 lies flat like a tablet, folds into a Windows 8 touch laptop--and its battery lasts up to 5 hours. Bonus: the four 2-watt Dolby speakers were surprisingly loud.