Holiday Gift Guide: The Extravagant Edition

If you’ve been following along this month, you’ve gotten some tech gift ideas that fit within a $100, $200, and $500 budget. If you didn’t find anything interesting in the previous blog posts and you’re still racking your brain for that one big gift, I’ve got a last minute guide for extravagant gifts for you:

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

Price: $1,199.94

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is a great little convertible laptop that is sure to please the techie on your list. With this little gem, you can kill two birds with one stone because it not only serves as a laptop but also converts into a tablet. The top swivels 360 degrees and closes with the screen up. To prevent the keys from being pressed while in tablet mode, lift and lock technology raises the frame and locks the keys. The best part of this laptop’s design is that it weighs a mere 3.96 lbs, making it ultra-portable.

When it comes to performance, this computer has an i5 core processor with 4GB of RAM. That makes the system quite speedy. It also has great battery life with a battery that can go for up to 8 hours.

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina, 13.3”

Price: $1,349

If the tech lover on your list insists on Apple products, the new Apple MacBook Pro with Retina is a fantastic choice. This laptop is quite slim and features Apple’s signature aluminum unibody and glass display. In terms of portability, it comes in a tad lighter than the Yoga at 3.46 lbs.

The MacBook Pro is much faster than the last model, featuring an i5 core processor. The flash storage in this computer also speeds things up considerably. Finally, you can’t beat the retina display with its crisp, vibrant colours.

 iPad Air

Price: $519

The Apple iPad Air is the new kid on the block this year. This is the newest model of iPad from Apple, featuring a super slim form factor. This device is slimmer and lighter than the last iPad while sporting a sizeable display, unlike the iPad Mini.

The iPad Air has an A7 chip which delivers faster performance and phenomenal graphics. It also has a beautiful retina display, much like the one you see in the MacBook Pro.

Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera

Price: $799.31

If the photographer on your list is past the beginner stage and jumping into intermediate photography, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR camera is a great choice. This camera delivers excellent photos and video quality with accurate colour.

This camera features a streamlined design that makes shooting quite comfortable. It also has a touchscreen that is very responsive.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Desktop

Price: $1,599.98

If you’re looking for a great PC for the whole family, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon is the family gift you’ve been looking for. This PC is 27 inches of touchscreen fun. It can sit propped up using its kickstand but its best feature is the option to lay it flat on a tabletop. This makes it a great device for the whole family to play games on. There are even several games and apps, such as air hockey and Monopoly, available specifically for this mode.

The Horizon is the type of device that Windows 8 was created for and is quite fun to use. Thanks to the i5 processor and 8GB of RAM, this device is speedy. It also has a lot of storage space with a 1TB hard disk drive.

By Mike Agerbo

December 24, 2013