Stumped on what to get your family or friends for the holidays this year? Gadgets are always a great gift and with all the different devices available in the market today, there’s always something out there for everyone. Since the holidays are all about having fun, and creating memorable times with our loved ones, why not give the gift of a device that will keep you connected to them beyond just the holiday season?
To help you along with your shopping here are four must-have devices that have been topping this year’s wish lists:
For the on-the-go power-user in your life, consider an Ultrabook device, a new category of no-compromise computers that deliver best-in-class performance and are ultra-responsive in thin, light and sexy designs. Inspired by Intel, Ultrabook systems are incredibly quick to respond and are available from a number of manufacturers. They are a must-have gift for those looking for a new computing experience.
Netbooks are basic web-connected companions perfect for those of us who want to take our music, video and entertainment on-the-go. These Intel Atom processor powered devices come in compact designs and have long-lasting battery life. The Samsung NC215S is one of the world’s first solar-powered netbook, making it the perfect gadget for your “green” family members. The Asus Eee PC X101 is another lightweight, low-cost option and is the choice for someone looking for basic features like Web browsing, viewing photos and videos and basic content creation.
Another popular gift this year is the tablet, which offers Internet browsing, casual gaming and e-reading with the touch of a finger. For a rich multimedia, multi-touch experience, consider the ViewSonic ViewPad 10. As an additional bonus, this tablet supports both the Google Android and Windows operating systems.
Another popular up- and-coming device category is called “hybrids.” These offer productivity and play in one device, combining the touch of a tablet with the familiarity of a PC. The classmate PC also powered by the Intel Atom processor is an excellent kid-friendly gift choice. Rugged designs instantly convert from clamshell to touch-optimized tablet mode, giving students expanded flexibility inside and outside the classroom.
For more ideas here are a couple other tech-related gift guides with excellent suggestions: