While Apple seems to be on the lips of everyone interested in getting great gadgets and devices this holiday season, there are quite a few pieces of technology operating on Windows that are well worth asking for or giving this year. While Dell laptops are generally favorites for college students and are predictable gifts for many, there are a few devices that push the envelope are are sure to thrill any Windows enthusiast who receives one this year:
Nokia Lumia 800
Considered the best of the Windows smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 800 has an excellent sleek design with a 3.7 inch AMOLED screen, fast processing speeds thanks to the 1.4 GHz processor, and quite a bit of internal memory with 16GB. The smartphone also dons a 8MP camera with dual LED flash and a f/2.2 Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. For anyone interested in getting a smartphone this holiday season, the Nokia Lumia 800 is definitely an ideal gift.
ASUS Eee Slate EP121
While the ASUS Eee Slate is more expensive than other tablets, it does come with more. Instead of feeling like a little eReader or flimsy tablet, the ASUS actually comes with a docking station and BlueTooth keyboard. The tablet can either be used like a tablet or like a laptop, and the touchscreen on it works surprisingly well – something many critics were wary of with they heard of a tablet running off Windows 7.
HP TouchSmart 610q 1065qd
As far as innovative desktops go, the HP TouchSmart is definitely one of the best. Not only does it have great speed and competitive pricing, but it has a touch screen. This computer is essentially a giant tablet with a keyboard which is really cool. Also, there is no tower. The entire desktop is all-in-one which makes it great for those with limited space.
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
For PC lovers that are constantly ogling Macs with envy, they need to look no further. The Lenovo IdeaPad has nearly identical features to the Macbook Air and starts $100 less. The IdeaPad is super thin, lightweight, and comes with a Core i7 processor and a huge SSD drive – making it a great option for those who need a workhorse laptop on the go.
The iPhone, iPad, and iPod aren’t the only items in hot demand this holiday season, and several Windows devices have comparable if not higher quality and cost less. If you are a die hard Windows loyalist, consider giving some of the above this year to other tech enthusiasts interested in getting some of today’s latest gadgets.