Vote now: Hardware.Info Awards 2014


Until December 15th you can vote in the Hardware.Info Awards 2014 to tell us which hardware and consumer electronics you think were the best of the past year. Hardware.Info readers nominated products for all categories, now you can tell us which are your final preferences!

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Last month readers of Hardware.Info nominated products in 43 categories. Based on those nominations we tallied the suggestions and made the final list of nominees. All products that were mentioned by multiple of our readers can be found in this list.

Do take into account that we restricted nominations to one brand per categorie, excepting processors. If a brand had multiple products (or series of products), we chose the one that was mentioned most often.

You don't need to vote for product categories you have no opinion on: we're as happy with a single vote as with 43 votes for all categories.

You can vote until Sunday, December 14th.

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Nominated products

These are the 43 categories of the Hardware.Info Awards 2014:

Hardware.Info Awards 2014
Best processor 2014
AMD A10-7850K
Intel Core i5 4690K
Intel Core i7 4790K
Intel Core i7 5960X
Best (micro) ATX-motherboard 2014
ASRock Z97 Extreme 6
ASUS Maximis VII Gene
Gigabyte Z97-D3H
MSI Z97 Gaming 5
Best mini-ITX-motherboard 2014
ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac
ASUS Maximus VII Impact
Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
MSI Z97I Gaming AC
Best memory module series 2014
Corsair Vengeance
Crucial Ballistix
G.Skill Ripjaws
Kingston HyperX
Best 3D chip
AMD Hawaii (R9 290(X))
Nvidia GM204 (GTX 970 / 980)
Best AMD graphics card 2014
ASUS Radeon R9 290 DirectCu II OC 4GB
Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 WindForce OC 4GB
MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning 4GB
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB
Best Nvidia graphics card 2014
ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix 4GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming 4GB
MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4GB
Palit GeForce GTX 980 Super JetStream 4GB
Best sound card 2014
ASUS Xonar Essence STX II
Creative Sound Blaster ZxR
Best harddisk 2014
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
Seagate Laptop SSHD
Western Digital Black
Western Digital Red
Best SSD 2014
Crucial MX100
OCZ Vector 150
Samsung 850 Pro
Best CPU cooler (air) 2014
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Cooler Master Hyper 412S
Gelid Tranquillo Rev.2
Noctua NH-D15
Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH Edition
Thermalright True Spirit 140
Best CPU cooler (liquid) 2014
Cooler Master Nepton 240m
Corsair H100i
NZXT Kraken X61
Best thermal paste 2014
Arctic Silver 5
Cooler Master HTK
Gelid GC-Extreme
Noctua NT-H1
Best (micro-)ATX case 2014
Bitfenix Phenom
Cooler Master CM 690 III
Corsair Obsidian 450D
Fractal Design Define R4
In Win S-Frame
Phanteks Enthoo Primo
Best Mini-ITX case 2014
Bitfenix Prodigy
Cooler Master Elite 130
Corsair Obsidian 250D
Fractal Design Node 304
In Win 901
Silverstone Raven RVZ01
Best PSU (series) 2014
Be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10
Cooler Master V-Series
Corsair RM
Seasonic G-series
Best casefan (series) 2014
Be quiet! Silent Wings 2
Cooler Master Sickle Flow
Corsair AF
Noctua NF-F
Scythe Slip Stream
Best monitor 2014
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM
Iiyama Prolite XB2483HSU-B1
LG 34UM95-P
Samsung U28D590D
Best gaming monitor 2014
BenQ XL2420T
Eizo Foris FG2421
Iiyama ProLite GB2488HSU
Best mouse 2014
CM Storm Mizar
Corsair M65
Logitech G502
Razer Deathadder
Roccat Tyon
Steelseries Rival
Best keyboard 2014
Cooler Master CM Storm NovaTouch TKL
Corsair K70 RGB
Ducky Shine 3
Logitech G710+
Razer Black Widow
Best printer/all-in-one 2014
Brother MFC-J6520DW
Canon MG5550
Epson Expression Photo XP-850
HP Photosmart 5520
Best PC speakerset 2014
AudioEngine A5+
Creative T30
Edifier S760D
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III
Logitech Z906
Best headset / headphones 2014
CM Storm Sirus 5.1
Corsair Vengeance 2100
Kingston HyperX Cloud
Sennheiser Momentum
SteelSeries Siberia v2
Best Bluetooth speaker 2014
Bose SoundLink III
Hercules WAE BTP04
Jabra Solemate
JBL Charge
Sony SRS-BTX300
Best thumb drive (series) 2014
Corsair Flash Voyager GTX
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3
PNY Wave Attaché
Sandisk Extreme Pro
Best flash memory card (series) 2014
Adata Premier
Kingston Class 10 UHS-I
Samsung Evo
Sandisk Extreme Pro
Best NAS device 2014
Asustor AS-302T
QNAP TS-453 Pro
Synology DS415+
Best router 2014
Apple Airport Extreme
D-Link DIR-868L
Linksys WRT1900AC
Netgear R7000 Nighthawk
TP-link Archer C2
Best all-in-one PC 2014
Apple iMac 27"Retina
MSI AG240 Gaming
Best mini-PC / barebone 2014
Apple Mac Mini
ASRock M8
Gigabyte Brix Pro-4770R
Intel NUC DN2820FYKH
MSI Nightblade Z97
Zotac Zbox PI320 Pico
Best notebook 2014
Apple MacBook Air
Dell XPS 15
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70
Best hybrid tablet/notebook 2014
Acer Aspire Switch 10
ASUS Transformer Book T100TA
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
Medion Akoya P2211T
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Best gaming notebook 2014
Alienware 17
Best smartphone 2014
Apple iPhone 6
Google Nexus 5
HTC One M8
Motorola Moto G (2014)
Nokia Lumia 930
Oneplus One
Samsung Galaxys S5
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Best tablet 2014
Apple iPad Air 2
Google Nexus 9
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Best TV 2014
Panasonic AX900
Philips PUS7809
Samsung HU7500
Sony X9005B
Best camera 2014
Canon Eos 5D Mark III
Nikon D810
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Best PC game 2014
Addassin's Creed Unity
Battlefield 4
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Far Cry 4
Shadow or Mordor
Watch Dogs
Best product 2014
Crucial MX100
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970/980
OnePlus One
Sony Playstation 4
Best new technology 2014
Oculus Rift

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