Here are a few gift ideas for people thinking of getting a PC or tablet this year:
The Dell XPS 13 compact laptop, available in rose gold and silver finishes, can be a gleaming stylish Christmas décor under any tree this year. The high-performance, laptop with a 13-inch screen on an 11-inch frame is the perfect traveling companion for the busy business person or fun seeking vagabond.
You have a choice of Intel Core-i5 or Core-i7 processors, 4GB to 8GB RAM, and 128GB to 256GB solid state drive storage. Prices start at $1,549.99 (gold) and $1,199.99 (silver). Dell says battery life is up to 22 hours.
The Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 is l colourful item that you might not even wish to wrap at all. This laptop-tablet device comes in Bali Blue, Alpine White, Foggy Night Grey and Tango Red.
It’s powered by an Intel quad-core Pentium processor and has 4GB or memory and 500GB of storage. It has an 11.6-inch display and ports for HDMI, USB2 and 3, headphone/mic and a media card reader. Price starts at $349.99.
The Alienware 13, 15 and 17 are the perfect gifts for those “dangerously deep into gaming,” according to Dell. These rigs are the first ever virtual reality ready gaming notebooks for the company.
They ship with Nvidia’s high-performance GeForce GTX10-series graphics and Intel Core i7 processors. The 17-inch version comes with optional IR Tobii eye-tracking camera and features the new TactX keyboard which provides N-key rollover functionality. Starting price: $1,599.99 for the Alienware 13, $1,699.99 for the 15, and $1,899.99 for the 17.
The XPS Tower Special Edition is the perfect high-performance computer for the desk-bound user. It is 27 per cent smaller than most previous desktop models. For the multi-media consumer, it comes with virtual reality-ready features and advanced AMD Radion RX480 graphics, and an Oculus-ready Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card upgrade is available.
8GB to 16GB memory, 1TB hard drive storage to 2TB hard drive plus 512GB solid state drive storage available. Price starts at $1,199.99.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is ultrathin and fast. It provides the ideal balance of portability and power. It comes with a choice of Intel Core m3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of RAM and 126GB to 256GB of storage. The whole thing weighs only 1.69 lbs and it has a 9-hour battery life.
It has a 12-3-inch high-resolution PixelSense display and a Surface Pen for sketching and writing on the screen. It weight sPrice starts at $829.
For an additional $169.99, you can get the Surface Pro Type Cover and transform the Pro 4 from a tablet to a laptop. Sturdy magnets provide stability for the keyboard and the cover doubles as a protective case. It is backlit and is compatible with the Surface Pro 3. The covers come in a variety of colours including bright blue, red, black, teal, and blue.
The Microsoft Surface Book packs the power of a high-performance laptop and the versatility of a tablet through its detachable 13.5-inch Clipboard. The Surface Book weighs in at 3.34lbs.
With a choice of 126GB to 1TB of storage, 8GB to 16GB/dGPU of RAM, and Intel Core i5 to Core i7 processors, the Surface book can power professional-grade photo and video editing software like Adobe Premier, AutoCAD Revit, and SolidWorks 3D CAD. Its battery has an operating power of up to 12 hours. Price starts at $1,949.
The HP Pavilion X360 convertible device lets users seamlessly switch between four display modes – a standard mode to watch videos, a tent mode for playing games, a laptop mode for working, and a tablet mode for on-the-go computing.
It has an 11.6-inch HD display, weigh just under 3lbs, and has a 10-hour battery life. It comes in a range of colours including Moder Gold, Natural Silver, and Dragonfly Blue. Price starts at $549.
The HP Spectre is simply elegant. It’s the perfect gift for someone that’s been really good this year. Made from high-end materials, the Spectre is a blend of design and performance put together in a lightweight 3.3 lbs package.
The 13.3-inch HD display is encased in brush aluminum. The screen is touch-enabled, and the battery last for more than half a day. Price starts at $1,349.
The HP Envy X360 is designed for users who are looking for an attractive work device but still want to have some fun. This device comes with a 360° hinge that allows users to fold the cover onto the laptop’s body for quick tablet-mode computing. The device can also be set-up for tent mode, standup mode, and notebook mode.
The new 15.6-inch IPS HD display provides clear viewing and renders colours and images excellently at any angle. The screen is also touch-enable. The machine comes with a backlit keyboard and tons of ports. You get a choice of either Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors. It comes with Intel graphics with options to upgrade to an Nvidia GeForce 930M graphics card. Battery life is said to be nearly 10 hours. Price starts at $999.99.
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