We review hundreds of phones, tablets, PCs, accessories, and more each year, and for the past few weeks, our team has been debating which products and services stood out in 2018. Some products received a minor update, while others came to market and shook the status quo. Looking for the best overall devices, services, games and more in the Microsoft ecosystem? Look no further. These are all of our Best of 2018 Award winners!

Best devices of 2018

Best Overall Laptop of 2018

Surface Laptop 2

A notebook for everyone.

With a slim, light chassis available in four colors, the Surface Laptop 2 has the portability and performance needed to get through a day's work. It has a high-resolution touchscreen with 3:2 aspect ratio, battery life that lasts through a workday, and it comes standard with Windows 10 in S mode.

Best Ultrabook

Dell XPS 13

Beautiful build, great performance, competitive price.

If you need a standard notebook, the XPS 13 9370 should be near the top of your list. It's built well, it has a beautiful display with almost no bezel, and performance will get you through a day's work.

Best Convertible Laptop

Lenovo Yoga C930

Sleek covertible with soundbar hinge.

Lenovo's premium 13-inch convertible Yoga C930 had its watchband hinge replaced with a soundbar hinge that pumps out quality audio, plus it's stocked with updated hardware and all-day battery life.

Most innovative new device

Xbox Adaptive Controller

A custom controller experience that's uniquely yours.

Make gameplay more accessible with the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which features large programmable buttons and connects to external switches, buttons, mounts and joysticks. A true innovation to help make gaming accessible to more people.

Best Gaming Laptop

Razer Blade 15

The new 15.6-inch Razer Blade continues the tradition of slim gaming.

With a body that's just 0.68 inches thick, it's hard to believe Razer was able to cram this much hardware inside. Discrete GPU, six-core CPU, and plenty of other configuration options make this an outstanding gaming laptop.

Best Desktop All-in-One

Surface Studio 2

The most desirable PC money can buy.

While the 7th gen Intel processor is disappointing, the powerful NVIDIA GTX 1070, faster storage solution and overall improved user experience make the Surface Studio 2 still one of the most amazing PCs ever to be created.

Best Always Connected PC

Samsung Galaxy Book2

A stylish, capable 2-in-1 with ARM and 4G LTE

Samsung delivered a Surface Pro-like PC that runs on a Snapdragon 850 with LTE. And it's glorious.

Best phone for Windows Users

OnePlus 6T

The best smartphone at the best price for most Windows users.

As flagship phones keep getting more expensive, OnePlus sticks to what it does well. The OnePlus 6T's hardware quality, specs, software and performance all matches phones that cost hundreds of dollars more. And the places where it comes up short are merely marginal differences or non-critical features. This phone offers incredible value: a flagship-like experience for a fraction of the cost.

Why these are the Best Products of 2018

Best Windows Accessories of 2018

Best Keyboard

Razer Huntsman Elite

A unique gaming keyboard that could be a game changer.

Has Razer reinvented the gaming keyboard? You might think so after using the Huntsman, which features new 'Opto-Mechanical' switches. For those who game, the faster actuation and "light and clicky" feel of the Huntsman is an easy recommendation. Razer is also claiming double the lifespan of these switches, from the typical 50 million to 100 million keystrokes.

Best Mouse

SteelSeries Rival 600

The SteelSeries Rival 600 is one of the best gaming mice around. It's that simple.

The Rival 600 is a serious piece of a technology. If you value performance over pretty much everything else, you cannot go wrong with this gaming mouse. The dual-sensor setup offers exceptional performance in-game and while using software in Windows 10. Take into account the available SteelSeries Engine suite and you have a complete package at the affordable price of $80.

Best Microphone

Audio-Technica AT2035

Pro sound, reasonable price.

Pro-quality microphones can be expensive. Very expensive. That's what makes the Audio-Technica AT2035 such a steal; audio quality rivals mics that far more than its $129 price tag. It's great for capturing crystal clear voice recordings and even grabs instruments impressively. It's relatively compact. And it comes with a shock mount included, making its asking price even more attractive. You simply will not be disappointed.

Best Headphones

Surface Headphones

Microsoft's first attempt at headphones is nearly perfect.

The Surface Headphones bring outstanding sound to your PC or smartphone with some intelligent features that separate them from the competition. While they fall short on noise cancellation, they're still excellent.

Best PC Gaming Headset

HP Omen Mindframe

The only gaming headphones that cool down your ears.

The HP OMEN Mindframe are my new PC gaming headphones. At $199.99, the OMEN Mindframes are not cheap, but between the outstanding comfort both in the physical ergonomics and the active ear cup cooling and the solid audio quality, I feel it is worth it.

Why these are the best Windows Accessories of 2018

Best of Gaming 2018

Best Xbox Gaming Headset 2018

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas

Sound so good it almost feels like cheating.

Turtle Beach has outdone itself. The construction feels premium and looks great, the sound quality is crystal clear, and the new customization options show a progression in Turtle Beach's design mission. Turtle Beach has stepped up its game with the Elite Atlas, delivering a premium experience for a shockingly low price.

Best Xbox Controller

Hyperkin Duke Controller

If you're a fan of retro OG Xbox gaming, you have to buy this controller.

If you've played any OG Xbox games on backwards compatibility, you have to buy this thing. Those games were designed specifically for those shiny white and black buttons, and it just feels so right having the Duke in hand when that backwards compatible Xbox boot screen loads up on your shiny modern TV. Hyperkin has done a truly special thing here, reviving a piece of Xbox gaming history.

Best Xbox Accessory

Xbox Adaptive Controller

A custom controller experience that's uniquely yours.

Make gameplay more accessible with the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which features large programmable buttons and connects to external switches, buttons, mounts and joysticks. A true innovation to help make gaming accessible to more people.

See our full Gaming Awards of 2018 with the Best Xbox Game, Best PC Game and more!

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