2007 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the technology sector, with Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) new Vista operating system newly out and Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) long-awaited iPhone on the way. The Sony (NYSE:SNE) PS3 and Nintendo Wii are now competing with Mr. Softy's Xbox 360 in the video-gaming world. Cell-phone manufacturers have made their products smaller while they've packed in more features and better battery life.

In short, it's a great time for geeks like us to be alive.

Of course, great products don't always translate into great stock performance for tech companies. So we're going to look past all of the bells, whistles, and hype and get to the heart of what we're all about here at The Motley Fool: finding great stocks.

We asked our top tech writers to share with us the one company they think will generate the greatest gains for investors in the year ahead. However, they won't decide the best tech stock for 2007 -- you will. Once you've read the four arguments, make your own opinion known in our free Motley Fool CAPS stock-rating service. If you agree with the analyst, rate the stock an "outperform." Disagree? Rate it an "underperform."

We'll declare a winner early next week. For now, you can begin the quest for 2007's best tech stock by reading the analyses below. Then click over to CAPS to add your rating today.