Surface Laptop and Xbox One X make Time's Top 10 Gadgets of 2017 list

This year a lot of new devices — from the iPhone X to the Nintendo Switch — managed to give consumers an enhanced experience. Whether it's a new laptop or a new console, these products have impressed critics and users alike. Below are at Time's top 10 gadgets of 2017.

  1. Nintendo Switch
  2. Apple iPhone X
  3. Microsoft Surface Laptop
  4. DJI Spark Drone
  5. Samsung Galaxy S8
  6. Nintendo SNES Classic
  7. Amazon Echo
  8. Microsoft Xbox One X
  9. Apple Watch 3
  10. Sony Alpha A7R III Camera

It's great to see Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Xbox One X make it to the list because it's an exclusive club. The Surface Laptop is a great premium computer that at the time we called the "best Surface ever" in our review. Its solid construction using metal and Alcantara makes it a joy to behold and use.

The Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever made as it features six teraflops of processing power and 12GB of memory. In addition to that, the Xbox One X also contains a 4K Blu-ray player and offers a faster hard drive. For those looking to make the most of their gaming experience — no matter if it's the desire for higher resolutions or more stable frame rates — the console is the device for you. We called it a "console packed with raw potential" in our review.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • HTF does a 16 bit mini console that can't even take cartridges beat a push of current engineering limits?
  • I don't see in either article where it says the SNES classic does this, nor do I see that the top 10 list is in any particular order. What I do see is that it was/is a highly saught after piece of electronics, and one of the more popular gadgets of the year 2017.
  • So it does take cartridges? That's better then. I also didn't realize that it wasn't a top 10 list of rankings. I got hung up on the line "gave customers an enhanced experience". Going by that as scoring , this item wouldn't have made the list. SNES was my favorite console, but the rerelease of it was nothing ground breaking by any means. Now rereading that its based off of popularity I admit that my comment was misplaced.
  • Apple Watch 3?  yeah whatever
  • IPhoneX... our team just got our ip10...
    Since there's no home button so to bring out the task list... is kinda inefficient (compare to the past iOS). To close apps...
    Android's horizontal swipe is the most efficient one, then the traditional iOS one, the new method on ip10... 1st user have to hold on a app to bring out the (x) buttons at the corner of each app, then hit it to close an app... terrible design. Then there's camera blocking UI, every single apps / games on the store have to leave a top padding just for ip10. gosh...
  • For me it is Surface Book 2
  • Time magazine is a washed up rag that fails to get anything Right.  (pun intended)
  • Unfortunately, I agree. Is been garbage for many years at this point.
  • Xbox One X is ideal complement to an ultrabook like the surface laptop/book. People who want the best possible gaming experience, but desktop PC is redundant for them - here you go, Xbox One X.
  • I love both my Surface Laptop (Colbalt Blue//i7//16GB//512GB HDD) and Xbox One X.
  • XB1X deserves to be on here, and above the SNES Classic for sure. However, it feels like they ran out of gadgets to make a list of 10. I have no clue why the Surface Laptop would be on here. Honestly, I don't get the fuss over it, can someone try to explain it to me? You get the guts of an $800 (maybe, and definitely less for Black Friday) laptop for $1,000. After forcing the whole laptop market to innovate with the Surface Pro and giving out something at least nifty at a big premium with the Surface Book, this thing's an ancient form factor that argues with itself, thanks to the Pen support in a body that just doesn't fit it well. It's just an awkward, overpriced laptop. As I tell those who ask about it, it's basically the Macbook of PC--inflexible, expensive, and not at all a sensible device given the alternatives that are better for less.
  • Switch I can agree on, but iPX? Lol? Like really lol? Those people must be blind, brainwashed, bribed or plain stupid. Their biggest innovation is talking emoji which is a feature for kids. Wtf?
  • nintendo back on top is surreal after the wii u days
  • Surface Laptop on my list and OnePlus 5T. People still buy Apple Watch? Never seen or heard anyone with one.
  • A lot of people does. At least around me. From smartwatch I liked band 2 the most. Really sad that they didn't give band 3 a chance. Want to try garmin fenix 5, but it's so damn expensive :-(