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Best Gifts 2018: Tech/Gadgets (December 2018)

gifts gadgetsNov/Dec 2018. Best Tech/Gadgets 2018 Gifts! Friends and family will be very happy with a thoughtful gift for their birthday/graduation/promotion/father’s day/mother’s day or any other happy occasion. What better gift than a gadget, robot/droid, laptop, tablet, drone, powerbank, virtual reality set or other electronic device? Gadgets make a perfect gifts for kids, teens and adults (men/women) alike.

On this site I give you my recommendations for the best tech/electronic/gadget gifts 2018 available for your loved ones!

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2018 Gadgets For Kids/Teens: Robot Pet Dogs/Droids

Chip the Robot Pet Dog

gadgets robot dog1WowWee CHiP Interactive Robot Pet Dog

CHiP is an adorable smart, affectionate, trainable robot dog that interacts with you through touch, the included SmartBand, and the CHiP app. Through the SmartBand CHiP will recognize and follow you and will also play fetch with the SmartBall and bring it back to you. How you interact with Chip shapes his learning and he will grow his own unique personality. CHiP automatically returns to his SmartBed to recharge himself when low on power. This is a perfect Christmas gift for children or teens!

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

gifts robot droid2Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

The Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid is a small droid that recognizes your voice and reacts to it. When you play with it it evolves and develops its own unique personality. 60 minute battery life, inductive charging, Gyroscopic propulsion, 30m range, App-enabled-iOS and Android compatible.


Newest Fitness Gadget For Teens/Adults: Samsung Gear IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker

teens gift samsung earbuds1Samsung Gear IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker

The new Samsung cordless earbuds are the best fitness gadget Christmas gift for men/women/teens in 2016. It has a built-in 4GB music player for phone-free listening and a built-in Fitness Tracker and Heart Rate Monitor that you can read out on your smartphone/tablet/computer. It can be used with 3rd party fitness apps and is coated to be splash and sweat resistant. In the box: charging carrying case (for storage and charging), USB Cable, USB to Micro USB Connector, Wingtips (S, M, L)/Eartips (S, M, L), Quick Start Guide and Warranty Card. Ideal Christmas gift for someone that likes to workout!


Gadget Gifts For 2018 Kids/Teens: Portable Gaming Consoles

Sony PlayStation

The PlayStation Portable 3000 Core Pack System – Piano Black is an excellent gift for Kids or teens. Features: a brilliant 4.3-inch widescreen color display, built-in microphone for use with Skype, lets you look at photos, listen to music, and watch videos and movies on the go. It has built-in WiFi for multiplayer gaming action and connecting to the Internet.

sony playstation portablePlayStation Portable 3000 Core Pack System – Piano Black


Nintendo 3DS XL

teens gifts Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL


Tech Gifts 2018: Laptops

Best Laptop 2017: HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop

adults electronics Laptop2HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop (6th Gen Skylake, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 10)

This HP Pavilion series laptop is a laptops with good specs for a decent price. The specs: 15.6-Inch screen, latest 6th Gen Skylake, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor 3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 10, 15.6-inch Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920×1080), HDMI, B&O PLAY with 2 speakers. For a price around $535 at the time of writing a 15.6 inch 6th gen Intel i5 laptop with these specs (especially FULL HD) is a very very good deal!

Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U,4 GB RAM,500 GB)

This Asus 15.6 inch laptop is one of the most popular laptop this Christmas. This is very logical because the specs are very good when looking at the price: around $350 at the time of writing. For that price you get: the Intel i3-5010U 2.1 GHz processor, 4 Gb RAM and a 15.6 inch FULL HD screen. A very good laptop for everyday use at home, for a student or as a laptop for your work. It does not have the extreme quality of the Apple MacBooks but has a lot to offer for about 1/5 the of the price :) that is why I put this laptop on the #2 place in the ranking.

ASUS 15.6-Inch HD Dual-Core 2.16GHz Laptop, 500GBAsus 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U,4 GB RAM,500 GB)

Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch Laptop

teens gift Laptop42016 Newest Model Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch 1920 x 1080 LED Touchscreen Laptop

Dell produces reliable laptops already for many years. The Inspiron series are good laptops for a good price. The specs for this 2016 Newest Model Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch HD 1366 x 768 LED Backlit Touchscreen Display High Performance Laptop are: Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD+/-RW Drive, HDMI, Bluetooth, Win 10, Intel HD Graphics 5500 with shared graphics memory. With this laptop you get a 5th gen i5 processor, not the newest 6th gen. But with 8GB RAM in stead of 6GB and a HD touch screen in stead of a full HD non touch screen the choice is up to you :)


Most Wished For Gadgets: Samsung/Apple Smart watches


Newest Tablets 2018


Ultimate Gadget Gift: Virtual Reality Headsets And VR Bundles

These are the newest Virtual Reality headsets and packages out this Christmas for teens and adults.

For more VR headsets and VR bundles: see Gadget Gifts: Virtual Reality systems on Amazon


Electronics: Power Banks For Smartphone/Tablet


Gadget Gifts For Adults: Drones

Best Budget Drones Under $100

My recommendations for small budget drones as gift under $100 are the the Hubsan 4 Channel Quadcopter, the UDI 6 Axis Gyro Quadcopter and the Dromida Omnius Quadcopter. For a price under $100 you can expect a small drone which is easy to fly but doesn’t have the power/features/maneuverability that the more expensive drones have. Of the three drones shown below only the UDI Quadcopter has a HD camera for photo and video but this also means the price is higher than the two without a camera. All three are very good affordable drones to start with, to learn how to fly a drone or just to try out drone flying for fun. Never let kids fly a drone without supervision and first check out the regulations for drone flying in your area.

teen gadget drone1Hubsan 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black (around $35)

adult gadget drone2UDI 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with (HD) Camera (around $90)

teen gadget drone3Dromida Ominus UAV Quadcopter RTF (around $75) Different colors available

 

For more and bigger Drones see: Amazon Drones page

 


Tech Gifts 2018 For Adults: Weather Stations

A weather station makes a great Christmas gift!

Best Weather Staions Under $100

The best weather station I could find under $100 is the AcuRite 00622 Pro Color Weather Station with Wind Speed, Temperature and Humidity.

Includes: 3-in-1 wireless weather sensor accurately measures the temperature, humidity and wind speed, color display with adjustable dimmer; electric-powered with optional battery backup, history chart displaying temperature, wind speed and barometric pressure trends over last 12 hours and many more for around $100

best adult electronic4AcuRite 00622 Pro Color Weather Station with Wind Speed, Temperature and Humidity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Weather Stations around $150

For the best weather station around $150 range I recommend the Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station WMR86. Some of the specs include: weather forecast (sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy, snowy), display of Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction, barometric reading with bar graph, rainfall reading with bar graph.

It has a integrated wind sensor tower for easy set up and atomic time, so you always have the exact time and never have to adjust for Daylight Saving Time. It also shows the moon phase.

tech gift2Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station WMR86

An other very good option for around $170 (at the time of writing) is the AcuRite Pro Wireless color weather station. It has a beautiful color display and integrated rain, wind, temp and humidity meter. This wireless weather station streams real-time data including the moon phase, indoor comfort level, “feels like”” temperature and more. Highly recommended especially when looking at the low price for this much quality!

adult tech gift3Acu-Rite Professional Wireless Weather 5-in-1 Station with Color Monitor & PC Connect with Free Software & Smart Phone App


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Best Desktop Computers 2018 (November/December 2018)

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Nov/Dec 2018. Best Desktops For 2018. On this website we review good, affordable Apple, Windows, family, college, gaming and work/business desktops. When you want to buy a new desktop you want specs like a quad-core processor (for example: Intel I3, I5 or I7 or AMD A4, A6, A8 or A10), fast hard-drives SSD or HDD with 1 or 2 TB storage and plenty of DDR4 RAM, and reliable sound and graphics cards so that gaming and heavy duty graphic programs can run smoothly, as well as playing HD movies.

The best PC brands today are Apple, HP, Dell, Sony, Acer and Asus.

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What determines the performance of a desktop computer?

The speed of a desktop is mainly dependent on the quality of the central processing unit (CPU), how many CPU`s (single core, dual core, quad core), the available RAM (more internal memory is better, today desktops should have at least 4 GB) and the harddisk (SSD is much faster than regular HDD). Today you almost don’t see single core cpu’s anymore. 2 or mostly 4 cores is common. When running programs or games that use a lot of graphic processing the quality of the graphics processing unit (GPU) and/or video-card is very important.The newest Intel i3/i5/i7 cpu’s are the 8th gen coffeelake cpu’s that perform better and have better power efficiency.

Intel vs AMD

When choosing a desktop computer the CPU is an important factor to consider. The CPU is the heart of the system. There are two main processor manufacturers namely Intel and AMD. The intel processors tend to perform slightly better but costs about twice as much compared to the AMD processors. The gain in performance can be noticed in high speed gaming frame rate but is hardly noticeable when using the desktop for normal use. The newest Intel CPUs are the 8th generation.

The Need For Speed

The i3 Intel series and its equivalent AMD processors are used in low end desktops for usual computer tasks like surfing the web, email and administrative tasks. These are the cheapest Intel processors with the lowest processing power. The Intel i5 series and equivalent AMD processors have better performance and can be used for light/medium gaming and medium video editing/ graphical programs. The i7 Intel processors and equivalent AMD processors are the most expensive but get you the most processing power, the best gaming experience and the best basis for heavy graphical programs and video editing.

It is difficult to say that the Intel CPU`s are better than the AMD CPU’s because for the same price as one Intel core you can sometimes get more AMD cores which eliminates the performance gain that single Intel processors show in benchmark tests.

DDR3 or DDR4 RAM

Newer desktops mostly have the newest DDR4 RAM which is faster and more power efficient than the slightly older/slower DDR3. When deciding on a new desktop I suggest you buy one with DDR4 RAM.

Separate or integrated GPU?

Desktops for normal household use like the Intel I3 and I5 or the AMD A6 and A8 have integrated Graphics in the CPU. You don’t need a separate graphics-card. But for more heavy duty video editing and gaming you want to have the CPU and a separate graphics-card doing its own task. This is more expensive but greatly improves the frame-rate in gaming and speed in video editing.

Tower Desktop, All-in-One or Stick-PC?

Desktop computers are available in three varieties: tower desktops, all-in-one (AiO) desktops and mini-desktops/desktops on a stick. A tower desktop usually does not include a monitor, so you will need to buy one, which adds to the total price, or use one that you already have. In an All-in-One desktop the computer components are build in in the monitor. This makes All-in-One desktops generally more expensive than a tower desktop without monitor. An AiO desktop saves space but it is more difficult to build in extra components if you want to do that. Also, you are stuck with the integrated screen and can not replace it with a new monitor later on. There are advantages and disadvantaged for both choices. Then there are the mini desktops/stick desktops.

On this website you will first find my recommendation for the best (tower and All-in-One) desktops and after that you will find my choices for the best Intel i3, i5 and gaming desktops, Best desktops for the money (under $500), the best mini/stick-desktop and pc`s of the separate brands.


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Best Desktop To Buy 2018: Acer Aspire Desktop, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400, 12 GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory, 2TB HDD

The best new desktop at the moment in my opinion is the Acer Aspire Desktop PC, Intel Core i5 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400, 12GB Memory (DDR4 2666MHz Memory), 2TB HDD with Keyboard and Mouse.

Why? because it has the combination of the newest 8th Generation power efficient Intel i5 8400 processor (up to 4Ghz) together with the newest very fast 12GB DDR4 Memory (2666MHz) memory. DDR4 is in today’s new desktops a must and 12 Gb RAM is more than enough for any demanding graphics program or game at high settings. The very reliable i5 processor has integrated Intel 630 UHD graphics which delivers good performance for everyday use. OS: Windows 10. It doesn’t have a SSD hard-drive but you can very easily install one If you want for optimal performance of the OS and then use the 2 TB HDD for storage.

You can get all this for a very good price around $550 at the time of writing this post. You can also get the 24Gb (16 Gb Optane mem/8Gb DDR4) RAM version for about the same price as this one. Optane mem basically functions as a ssd/flashdrive mem for the HDD to increase performance, but the Optane mem can also cause some problems according to the reviews. Therefore I would not recommend it at this time unless Optane mem is something you are specifically looking for.

Looking at price-quality and value for money this new Acer 12 Gb DDR4 tower desktop is my choice for ‘best desktop 2018’. It is also one of the best selling desktops on Amazon at the time of writing.

acer best DesktopAcer Aspire Desktop (i5-8400, 12Gb DDR4, 2 TB HDD)


Best All-In-One Desktop of 2018: Dell i7777-PUS Inspiron 27inch Infinity Touch Display Desktop

The best All-in-One desktop today is the New Dell i777 Inspiron 27 inch Desktop. It has a 27-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare, Narrow Border AIT Infinity Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angle screen, the newest Quad Core 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700T processor, and incredibly fast 16 GB DDR4 2666MHz memory. This new Intel i7 processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz) combined with the 16 Gb DDR4 RAM makes this a desktop to be reckoned with. It responds very fast and can handle multi tasking and gaming on higher settings without breaking a sweat due to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 dedicated video card. The 256 GB [SATA] M.2 (SSD) Boot is fast and reliable and the 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD Storage has plenty of space for your movie/music collection. OS: Windows 10. Because of the high quality specs and the integrated screen this all in one desktop is more expensive than a stand alone desktop.

New Dell All-in-One DesktopDell i7777-PUS Inspiron 27inch Infinity Touch Display Desktop


Newest HP Desktop Bundle with 27″ Monitor, Intel Core i5-7400, 8GB RAM, 2TB + 16GB HD

The best Desktop bundle today is this Newest HP Desktop Bundle with 27 inch Full HD Monitor, Intel Core i5-7400 Processor with 8 GB DDR4 memory. The monitor is a HP 27 inch Full HD Monitor (1920 x 1080), Graphics processor: the integrated Intel HD Graphics. HDD: 2 TB 7200 rpm SATA + 16 GB Intel® Optane™ Memory for storage acceleration.

2018 Newest HP Desktop Bundle2018 Newest HP Desktop Bundle, 27 inch Full HD Monitor


2nd Best All-in-One Desktop Computer: 2018 Flagship Dell Inspiron 23.8″ All-in-One Full HD IPS Touchscreen Desktop

The 2nd best AiO desktop today is the Newest 2018 Flagship Dell Inspiron 23.8″ All-in-One Full HD IPS Touchscreen Desktop It has the latest Intel Pentium Quad-Core J3710 1.6GHz Processor(2M Cache, up to 2.64 GHz) processor with Intel Integrated Graphics. This processor can handle multitasking and medium heavy graphics programs/games/movies in Ultra HD running in the Windows 10 OS easily. The 8 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM RAM in combination with the 256 GB SSD makes this a desktop that boots and responds very fast. It also includes integrated/built-in stereo speakers tuned with Waves MaxxAudio solution for excellent sound and a wireless keyboard and mouse.

I have chosen this Dell AiO desktop to be the 2nd best AiO desktop mainly because of the price/quality. Dell is a respected manufacturer of quality desktops and for the price a desktop with these specs, including a Dell 23.8 inch Full HD monitor is a very very good deal! You get the whole package with everything you need to start right away. For that reason this desktop is also one of the best selling All-in-One desktops for family, college and work/business.

2018 Newest Dell Inspiron 24inch Full HD AiO Desktop2018 Newest Dell Inspiron All in One Desktop


Accessories/ Keyboard and Mouse

Here are some recommendations for a good keyboard and mouse that you need for your new desktop.


Best Intel i3 and equivalent AMD Desktops

These are cheaper desktops for basic tasks like text editing, emailing and surfing the web. Intel i3 and AMD equivalent processors are not the fastest on the block but they do their job properly. The price range for the desktops below, depending on the type of processor, amount of RAM, All-in-one or just the desktop without monitor etc, is between $300 and $580. You can click through to see the specs and price.

HP Pavilion desktopReferb 2016 HP Pavilion AMD A8 Quad core 8Gb Ram Windows 10 Professional (price: in my opinion: really really cheap)

Dell Inspiron 23.8 Inch Touchscreen All in One DesktopDell Inspiron 23.8 Inch Touchscreen All in One (AMD A6, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD)

HP Pavilion intel i3 DesktopHP Pavilion 550-110 Desktop (Intel Core i3, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Best Intel i5 Desktops 2018

The price for these mid-range desktops are around $600 to $800. With the Intel i5 processor and 8 Gb of RAM they are fast and can perform well when doing multiple tasks or when you have several programs running at the same time. You can do video editing or gaming at a reasonable fps with these desktops at medium settings which makes them the best desktops for a family home or small to medium sized businesses. The Acer AiO desktop and the Apple iMac which I choose as the best All in One and the best Apple desktop also use a i5 processor. The newest i5 processor is the Skylake 6th gen Intel i5 processor.

Dell best Desktop2Dell Inspiron Desktop (6th Gen i5-6400 CPU 16GB DDR3L)

HP Pavilion Desktop (Core i5, 8GB, 1TB HDD)HP Pavilion Desktop (Core i5, 8GB, 1TB HDD)

Lenovo Desktop Core i5, 8GB, 1TB, Windows 10 with Keyboard and Mouse Lenovo Desktop (Core i5, 8GB, 1TB, Windows 10) with Keyboard and Mouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


AMD Desktops For 2018

AMD processors have less processing power then Intel processors but are about half the price. So, for the same price you can buy a better AMD processor. For example: for the same price as an Intel i3 processor which is a duo core processor you have a quad core AMD A10 processor which is similar in performance. AMD processors benefit from a good amount of fast RAM memory. Therefore you will normally see more GB RAM installed in the desktop. Especially for graphics in games and video editing you will find better/ separate graphic-cards in AMD desktops then in Intel desktops for the same price because the processor is cheaper.


Best Gaming Desktops 2018

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Gaming desktops are high-end desktops and are more expensive than normal desktops because they have a better cpu, more/ faster RAM and a much better video card than regular desktops, which are needed for fast game-play, high fps and excellent graphics in high demanding games.

Acer Gaming DesktopAcer Predator 6th gen Intel Core i7 Gaming Desktop 16GB DDR4, NVIDIA GTX 950

CybertronPC Thallium X99 DesktopCybertronPC Thallium X99 Desktop (Red)

 

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool Gaming DesktopCYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool SLC8040A Gaming Desktop – Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA GTX970 4GB, 2TB HDD, 128GB SSD, 24X DVD+-RW, Liquid Cool, Win 10 Home

HP Phoenix Gaming DesktopNew HP Phoenix Gaming Desktop Intel i7-6700 Quad-Core 3.4GHz, 32GB Memory, 1TB SSD + 1TB SATA Hard Drive, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 graphics

 

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Best Budget Under $500 Desktops

When you just want a pc to do some everyday email, internet/ social media, watch an occasional movie or do some text editing or light gaming (no MMORPG) then, a cheaper, more affordable budget computer is the best choice. The specs are not as good as the more expensive desktops have, so don`t expect the fastest performance. If speed and specs are not the most important then the following recommendations are everything you need for a good price. Also check out the refurbished desktops which are good value for money.p>

 

An interesting choice under $500 is the LG Chromebase. It is based on Google Chrome and it boots in seconds. All Google apps like Gmail/ youtube/ docs etc run in the Chrome environment so you don’t have to worry about updates, virus protection etc. It has a 16 Gb SSD for fast performance despite the 1.4 GHz processor for an appealing price. A good family budget desktop.

 

budget desktop3LG ChromeBase 22-Inch All-in-One Cloud Desktop

 


Best Dell Desktops

Dell is one of the best known desktop brands around. It has a solid reputation for making excellent desktops. The Dell XPS has an Intel i7, the Dell Inspiron desktop has an Intel i5 and the Dell Inspiron One All-in-One Desktop has an Intel i3 6100U Processor. Dell makes quality products for a good price.

Dell XPS X8700 DesktopDell XPS X8700-1444BLK i7 Desktop

Dell Inspiron i3650 Desktop - 6th Gen Intel Quad Core i5-6400 Processor, 16GB DDR3LDell Inspiron Desktop – 6th Gen i5-6400 Processor, 16GB DDR3L

Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series All-In-One Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series All-In-One, i3459-1525BLK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Best Apple desktops 2018

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Best Apple Desktop Computer 2018: The New Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop

The best Apple desktop is by far the Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display. The specs: 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory; 1 TB Fusion Drive, 27-inch (diagonal) Retina display with IPS technology, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory are very impressive, but even impressive is the price: around $2500. This would only be an option for people who do professional video and image editing. For normal household/small business use the new iMac 21 or 27 inch Desktop computer below is a much better choice.

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop New 2015 version Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop (Newest Version, also available in 27-inch)

I have chosen the new 21.5-inch iMac as the best Apple desktop for 2018 because its specs are very good for the user who just wants a very good desktop. Unfortunately there are no newer iMacs scheduled for 2018. The most affordable version has a 1.6 GHz Dual core intel i5 processor with a turbo boost up to 2.7 GHz. There is also a version with 2.8 GHz and 3.1 GHz i5 processor available. The newest iMac has 8 Gb 1867 MHz LPDDR3 RAM on board but is configurable to 16 Gb. For graphics: The (21.5 inch) screen is a LED back-lit IPS display, Intel HD graphics 6000 and a resolution of 1920 x 1080. With these specs this desktop is very fast. The 1 TB hard drive, high-speed I/O, including two Thunderbolt 2 ports and four USB 3 ports, FaceTime HD camera and dual mics and speakers complete this all-in-one desktop. OS: Mac OS X El Capitan. The 2.8 GHz and 3.1 GHz processors perform even better. Biggest pro: incredibly fast bootup and awesome graphics, and of course for Apple users => it is an Apple! Therefore it is fully compatible with all other Apple computers and gadgets. Biggest con: Apple products are a bit expensive, the desktop specs are getting older without new models and the compatibility with Windows or Linux devices can be a problem.

Specs:

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop

Screen : 21.5 inches, Resolution: 1920 X 1080

Processors: Intel 1.6 GHz (2.7 GHz boost) Intel Core i5

RAM: 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM

Hard Drive: 1024 GB, RS 5400 RPM

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000

OS: Mac OS X El Capitan

 Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION) Available NOW!: Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop (NEWEST 2015 VERSION)

Apple iMac 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)Available NOW!: Apple iMac 27-Inch Desktop

 

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Top HP Desktops

From the Hewlett-Packard desktops the HP Pavilion desktop you see below is actually one of the best selling desktop at the moment. With a Intel i7-6700T processor (up to 3.6GHz) and 8GB DDR4 this desktop is a very good desktop for its price.

 

2016 Newest HP Pavilion Desktop: Intel Core i7-6700T2016 Newest HP Pavilion Desktop: Intel Core i7-6700T

 

If you are looking for a HP All in One desktop the Newest HP All-in-One Desktop 21.5 Inch Full HD (1920×1080) is a good choice.

HP Pavilion All-in-One DesktopHP All-in-One Desktop 21.5 Inch Full HD (1920×1080)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Best Lenovo Desktops

The Lenovo Ideacentre High Performance Flagship Slim Desktop, Intel Core i5 Processor up to 3.4GHz, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2TB HDD

Lenovo IdeaCentre H30 DesktopLenovo Ideacentre High Performance Flagship Slim Desktop, Intel Core i5, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2TB HDD

 

Lenovo 21.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen DesktopLenovo 21.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop


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Best Mens Watches 2018 (Dress/Casual/Formal Mens Watches)

Best Designer Casual, Luxury And Formal Dress Mens Watches 2018

Nov/Dec 2018. On this site we review the best luxury designer mens watches for formal and casual occasions for 2018: The best brands with outstanding reputation for the production of high quality designer watches.

Finding the right watch for your particular occasion and outfit is very important! You want to make the right impression when it counts. Make your choice from the top brands like Citizen, Seiko, Fossil, Bulova, and Omega. Designer watches are also a much appreciated gift for special occasions.

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Mens Designer Watches: Styles

Every Occasion Requires Its Own Style Of Watch To Wear  

There is a big difference in which designer watch to wear for different occasions: When going to a sporting game, a sports/ casual watch is appropriate. When going to a dinner with friends, a formal occasion or a job-interview a formal or dress watch is more suited. You can wear Sports watches for everyday use, like to your work, at home and when you sport. Luxurious, dress and formal designer watches on the other hand are worn on special occasions.

 Which Luxury Mens Watch Are You Looking For ?

 

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Seiko Men’s Watches 2018

Seiko is the most popular mens watch brand today. The Seiko mens watch styles can be worn for casual use and dress situations alike. Seiko’s affordable watches are a loved accessory because of Seiko`s “Kinetic” self-winding technology.

 

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Black Canvas Strap WatchSeiko Men’s SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Black Canvas Strap Watch

 

Self-winding and never needing a new battery, this stainless steel cased mens watch from Seiko features an “exhibition” back (see-through rear panel) and a sporty canvas strap with luminescent numbers and markers.

Below you find the Seiko ASTON GPS watches: Always the correct time in every timezone due to Solar GPS satellite wave correction. Very useful and stylish watches for business travelers.

Seiko ASTRON Solar GPS satellite WatchSeiko ASTRON Solar GPS satellite Watch

 


Fossil Men’s Watches

Based in Rchardson, Texas, USA, the Fossil company produces a line of rugged and solid steel dress/casual mens watches. Fossil watches are a good choice for casual work days or Friday nights out. Ranging from circular to square, Fossil watches are amongst the most diverse and affordable.

 
 

Fossil Men's CH2903 Fossil Men’s “Qualifier” Stainless Steel Watch (also available in black)

 

This unique and fashionable stainless steel analog quartz Fossil watch features branding on dial, three-link bracelet, and red contrasting hands and a big 46 mm wide case. It has a protective mineral crystal dial window and is water resistant to 330 feet (100 M), that means it is suitable for snorkelling, as well as swimming, but not diving. For a price around $170 a highly recommended watch for formal as well as casual occasions or as a gift.


Citizen Men’s Watches 2018

Citizen is a well known brand that produces fashionable formal watches for men. In this line there are leather and steel casual watches and also stylish dress watches. Citizen watches have the patented “Eco-Drive” technology: the watches are powered by light energy from the sun and artificial light. No need to wind them up or change the battery.

 

Citizen Men's BL5250-02L Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph WatchCitizen Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Men`s Watch

 

This is a fine quartz watch for men. it is made with a titanium case, slate blue dial and the Citizen’s Eco-Drive solar-powered watch technology. This mens watch has a chronograph, dual time, an alarm, 12 or 24 hour time display, and a calendar that automatically displays the right date. It comes with a brown leather strap.

citizen-mens-1canvas-watchCitizen Mens Canvas Watch

This is an other watch in the solar powered Eco-Drive line of Citizen watches. This mens watch has a sporty canvas woven strap and a black dial with enlarged numbers.

best mens watch8Citizen Black Leather Strap Eco Drive Solar Charged Mens Watch

This beautiful Citizen mens watch above has a black leather alligator-pattern strap that matches the steel buckle. It has a solid stainless steel case, day-date calendar function and Eco-Drive solar charged battery.

 

Best Mens Watches5Citizen – “the Nighthawk” Watch

This is Citizen’s most famous and most wished for mens watch in the “chronograph” category: the Nighthawk, built in aviator-style.


Bulova Men’s Watches

Joseph Bulova was the founder of this New York-based watch company. It carries on its age-old tradition of making the world’s most precise mens watches. Bulova mens watches are typically dressy and formal. They make a stunning addition to suit-and-tie occasions.

 

Bulova Men's 96A118 BVA Series Dual Aperture Dial WatchBulova Men’s 96A118 BVA Series Dual Aperture Dial Watch

Affordable and very classy, the Bulova BVA-Series 21-jewel mens watch shown above features a battery-less self-winding mechanism, stainless steel case and bracelet, and an attractive white dial with blue-rimmed arms and second hand. Other colors are available.

Bulova Men's 96C107 Black Dial Bracelet WatchBulova Men’s 96C107 Black Dial Bracelet Watch

The Bulova Men’s 96C107 Black Dial Bracelet Watch is a classic pure stainless steel watch that will compliment any kind of attire: this black dial multifunction mens watch features three dials for day, month & 24-hour time, flat mineral crystal and a rugged screw-down rim.

 

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Bulova Men’s Marine Star and Multi-functional Diamond Accented Watches

Bulova Men’s Marine Star and Multi-functional Diamond Accented Watches are in the top range of Bulova men’s watches. These luxurious timepieces showcases 32 genuine diamonds and are only to be worn on special occasions.

Bulova Men's 98E003 Marine Star Diamond Accented WatchBulova Men’s 98E003 Marine Star Diamond Accented Watch

Bulova Men's 96E03 Diamond Accented WatchBulova Men’s 96E03 Diamond Accented Watch

 

Bulova Men's 96E04 Diamond Multifunction WatchBulova Men’s 96E04 Diamond Multifunction Watch


Omega Men’s Watches

For someone who is looking to spend a little more to get a whole lot more – Omega is an elite brand similar to Rolex. Omega makes superior mens watches of the highest quality, an Omega is not for casual use. It is worn as an ornament to make a statement at a formal suit-and-tie occasion, dinner, or important business meeting.

 

Omega Men's Diver Chronograph Blue Dial Steel Mens WatchOmega Men’s Diver Chronograph Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch

This Omega Seamaster Diver Chronograph Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch is from the Omega Seamaster side brand, the most popular side brand of the Omega brand.

 

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Hamilton Men’s Watches

Hamilton is a designer watch brand that is founded in 1892 and the name carries a lot of history producing high quality pocket watches as well as wrist watches. The company was formed out of three earlier watch companies, the Aurora Watch Company, the Lancaster Watch Company and the Keystone Standard Watch company and since 1971 is part of founding companies of the Swatch Group.

 

Rolex Men’s Watches

Rolex mens watches are among the most expensive and exclusive watches in the world. Rolex is an elite brand and the watches are stunning. Rolex = highest quality available and in itself a statement. The price for this Rolex Mens watch below is around $36.000.

 

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Best Usb Mouse 2018 (Gaming Wired Wireless)

Nov/Dec 2018. The best usb Mouse 2018!  The wired, wireless and gaming mice on this site are the best rated computer mice I could find! I was looking for the best usb mouse because I travel a lot and when I am on the road I have my laptop or netbook with me. I don`t like to use the trackpad. It is just too small! That`s why I always take my usb mouse with me. It is very small, plug and play and lightweight.

At home I have a logitech wireless usb mouse with my laptop and my desktop. works perfectly. When you want to buy a new mouse, first you have to decide if you are looking for a wired, wireless or gaming mouse.

Find the best wired, wireless and gaming mouse 2016 on this site.

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Usb Mouse Facts

– Usb mice are lightweight and small.
– They can connect to the computer either with a wire or wireless via the Usb port.
– Wireless Usb mice are a bit more expensive then a mouse with wire and need a AA or AAA battery.
– Usb-Mice are available in many different colors

 

Best Wireless Mouse 2018

The Usb Mouse is connected to the computer with a reciever in a usb-port

Logitech is the best known manufacturer of wireless mice. The Logitech M-series is relatively cheap but very good quality.


Best Wired Mouse 2018

The Mouse is connected to the computer with a cord and plugged into a Usb-port

The BIG advantage of wired mice is that they don`t need batteries!


Best Gaming Mouse

A gaming mouse is usualy more expensive then a  regular mouse but it has more buttons and for the more advanced gaming mice the buttons can be programmed. They are designed for speed and accuracy needed for fast game-play.

Top Wired Gaming Mouse

Mad Catz Pro X Gaming MouseMad Catz R.A.T. PRO X Ultimate Gaming Mouse with PixArt ADNS-9800 Laser Sensor Module


Best Wireless Gaming Mouse 2018

These are high end professional gaming mice, especially the MAD Catz R.A.T. 9.
 

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Best Black Friday/Christmas 2018 Gifts: Netbooks – Chromebooks

 

 

 

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Best 11.6 inch laptop Netbook Samsung Chromebook 2

2018. Best Christmas Gifts Netbook/Chromebooks 2018. Netbooks and Chromebooks make very good Black Friday/christmas gifts!  A netbook or Chromebook is easy to take with you, lightweight, affordable, has a sleek design and is fast. It make a perfect Christmas gift!

A good netbook is able to perform all basic functions like surfing the net, social networking, some basic text editing, etcetera. Laptops have better specs but are not as cheap as a netbook or 11 inch Chromebook. Continue reading

Best Christmas 2018 Gifts: Weather Stations

best weather stationsBest black Friday/Christmas 2018 Gifts: A Home Weather Station! Christmas is the time for appreciating family and friends and making them happy. What better Christmas gift than a wireless Weather Station for a weather enthusiast? Weather Stations are very popular and wished for presents for Christmas.

On this site you will find the best weather stations under $50, under $100, around $150 and high end  weather stations from reliable brands like Oregon Scientific, Ambient Weather,  AcuRite and Davis Instruments.

A good home weather station equipment is a must for every weather enthusiast and make very good affordable Christmas gifts.

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Top Weather Stations around $50

My recommendations for best weather stations around $50 is the Oregon Scientific BAR208. It comes with a wireless remote sensor and display will show you the basic weather data including in- and outdoor temperature, indoor humidity, time/date and a 12-24 hour weather forecast. It also has a warning sign when the temperatures go below zero to warn you for slippery roads. Oregon Scientific is a well known and reliable brand and this weather station has excellent consumer reviews. I can recommend this weather station because I have this one at home and am very happy with it. Basic and affordable for around $55 at the time of writing.

Oregon Scientific BAR208HGA Advanced Weather Station with Atomic TimeOregon Scientific BAR208HGA Advanced Weather Station with Atomic Time


Best Christmas 2018 Weather Stations Under $100

 The best home weather station under $100 in my opinion is the Ambient Weather IP Wireless Internet Remote Monitoring Weather Station.

Includes: Integrated sensor array that measures wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall, a wireless outdoor thermo-hygrometer sensor
and a wireless indoor themp-hygrometer-barometer sensor

Maverick WS-1000 Weather StationAmbient Weather Wireless Internet Weather Station

 


Best Weather Stations around $150 For Christmas

For the best wireless weather station for home around $150 range I recommend the Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station. The monitor shows: weather forecast (sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy, snowy), display of Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction, barometric reading with bar graph, rainfall reading with bar graph.

It has a integrated wind sensor tower for easy set up and  atomic time It also shows the moon phase.

Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station WMR86Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station WMR86

An other very good option for less than $150 (actually around $125) is the AcuRite Pro Wireless color weather station. It has a beautiful color display and integrated rain, wind, temp and humidity meter. This wireless weather station streams real-time data including the moon phase, indoor comfort level, “feels like”” temperature and more. Highly recommended especially when looking at the low price for this much quality!

Acu-Rite Professional Wireless Weather Center 5-in-1 Staion with Color Monitor & PC Connect with Free Software & Smart Phone AppAcu-Rite Professional Wireless Weather 5-in-1 Staion with Color Monitor & PC Connect with Free Software & Smart Phone App


High end, semi-professional weather stations under $400

Real weather enthusiast can not be happy without (semi-)professional weather data. Then the Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station is the best home weather station you can get. Very easy to setup, install and maintain, this weather station offers a lot. The features are too many to list here. This weather station receives very good consumer reviews and ratings. Also, the companies help desk is excellent. Highly recommended.

Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue Wireless Weather StationDavis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station

 

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Best Christmas 2018 Gifts: Tech/Gadgets

christmas gadgetsNov/Dec 2018. Best Christmas Tech/Gadgets 2018 Gifts! Christmas is a time to enjoy with friends and family. What better Black Friday/Christmas gift than a gadget, robot/droid, laptop, tablet, drone, powerbank, virtual reality set or other electronic device? Gadgets make a perfect Christmas gifts for kids, teens and adults (men/women).

On this site I give you my recommendations for the best Christmas tech/electronic/gadget gifts this December available for your loved ones!

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Christmas 2018 Gadgets For Kids/Teens: Robot Pet Dogs/Droids

Chip the Robot Pet Dog

Christmas gadgets robot1WowWee CHiP Interactive Robot Pet Dog

CHiP is an adorable smart, affectionate, trainable robot dog that interacts with you through touch, the included SmartBand, and the CHiP app. Through the SmartBand CHiP will recognize and follow you and will also play fetch with the SmartBall and bring it back to you. How you interact with Chip shapes his learning and he will grow his own unique personality. CHiP automatically returns to his SmartBed to recharge himself when low on power. This is a perfect Christmas gift for children or teens!

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

Christmas robot droid2Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

The Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid is a small droid that recognizes your voice and reacts to it. When you play with it it evolves and develops its own unique personality. 60 minute battery life, inductive charging, Gyroscopic propulsion, 30m range, App-enabled-iOS and Android compatible.


Newest Fitness Gadget For Teens/Adults: Samsung Gear IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker

Christmas teens gift samsung earbuds1Samsung Gear IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker

The new Samsung cordless earbuds are the best fitness gadget Christmas gift for men/women/teens in 2016. It has a built-in 4GB music player for phone-free listening and a built-in Fitness Tracker and Heart Rate Monitor that you can read out on your smartphone/tablet/computer. It can be used with 3rd party fitness apps and is coated to be splash and sweat resistant. In the box: charging carrying case (for storage and charging), USB Cable, USB to Micro USB Connector, Wingtips (S, M, L)/Eartips (S, M, L), Quick Start Guide and Warranty Card. Ideal Christmas gift for someone that likes to workout!


Gadget Gifts For 2018 Kids/Teens: Portable Gaming Consoles

Sony PlayStation

The PlayStation Portable 3000 Core Pack System – Piano Black is an excellent Christmas gift for Kids or teens. Features: a brilliant 4.3-inch widescreen color display, built-in microphone for use with Skype, lets you look at photos, listen to music, and watch videos and movies on the go. It has built-in WiFi for multiplayer gaming action and connecting to the Internet.

sony playstation portablePlayStation Portable 3000 Core Pack System – Piano Black


Nintendo 3DS XL

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Christmas Tech Gifts 2018: Laptops

Best Laptop Christmas 2018: HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop

adults electronics Laptop2HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop (6th Gen Skylake, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 10)

This HP Pavilion series laptop is a laptops with good specs for a decent price. The specs: 15.6-Inch screen, latest 6th Gen Skylake, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor 3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 10, 15.6-inch Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920×1080), HDMI, B&O PLAY with 2 speakers. For a price around $535 at the time of writing a 15.6 inch 6th gen Intel i5 laptop with these specs (especially FULL HD) is a very very good deal!

Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U,4 GB RAM,500 GB)

This Asus 15.6 inch laptop is one of the most popular laptop this Christmas. This is very logical because the specs are very good when looking at the price: around $350 at the time of writing. For that price you get: the Intel i3-5010U 2.1 GHz processor, 4 Gb RAM and a 15.6 inch FULL HD screen. A very good laptop for everyday use at home, for a student or as a laptop for your work. It does not have the extreme quality of the Apple MacBooks but has a lot to offer for about 1/5 the of the price :) that is why I put this laptop on the #2 place in the ranking.

ASUS 15.6-Inch HD Dual-Core 2.16GHz Laptop, 500GBAsus 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U,4 GB RAM,500 GB)

New 2018 Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch Laptop

teens christmas gift Laptop4Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch 1920 x 1080 LED Touchscreen Laptop

Dell produces reliable laptops already for many years. The Inspiron series are good laptops for a good price. The specs for this Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch HD 1366 x 768 LED Backlit Touchscreen Display High Performance Laptop are: Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD+/-RW Drive, HDMI, Bluetooth, Win 10, Intel HD Graphics 5500 with shared graphics memory. With this laptop you get a 5th gen i5 processor, not the newest 6th gen. But with 8GB RAM in stead of 6GB and a HD touch screen in stead of a full HD non touch screen the choice is up to you :)


Most Wished For Christmas Gadgets: Samsung/Apple Smart watches


Newest Tablets 2018


Ultimate Gadget Gift: Virtual Reality Headsets And VR Bundles

These are the newest Virtual Reality headsets and packages out this Christmas for teens and adults.

For more VR headsets and VR bundles: see Christmas Gifts: Virtual Reality systems on Amazon


Electronics: Power Banks For Smartphone/Tablet


Gadget Gifts For Adults: Drones

Best Budget Drones Under $100

My recommendations this Christmas for small budget drones as gift under $100 are the the Hubsan 4 Channel Quadcopter, the UDI 6 Axis Gyro Quadcopter and the Dromida Omnius Quadcopter. For a price under $100 you can expect a small drone which is easy to fly but doesn’t have the power/features/maneuverability that the more expensive drones have. Of the three drones shown below only the UDI Quadcopter has a HD camera for photo and video but this also means the price is higher than the two without a camera. All three are very good affordable drones to start with, to learn how to fly a drone or just to try out drone flying for fun. Never let kids fly a drone without supervision and first check out the regulations for drone flying in your area.

teen gadget drone1Hubsan 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black (around $35)

adult gadget christmas drone2UDI 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with (HD) Camera (around $90)

teen gadget drone3Dromida Ominus UAV Quadcopter RTF (around $75) Different colors available

 

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Tech Gifts For Adults: Weather Stations

A weather station makes a great Christmas gift!

Best Weather Staions Under $100

The best weather station I could find under $100 is the AcuRite 00622 Pro Color Weather Station with Wind Speed, Temperature and Humidity.

Includes: 3-in-1 wireless weather sensor accurately measures the temperature, humidity and wind speed, color display with adjustable dimmer; electric-powered with optional battery backup, history chart displaying temperature, wind speed and barometric pressure trends over last 12 hours and many more for around $100

best Christmas adult electronic4AcuRite 00622 Pro Color Weather Station with Wind Speed, Temperature and Humidity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Weather Stations around $150

For the best weather station around $150 range I recommend the Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station WMR86. Some of the specs include: weather forecast (sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy, snowy), display of Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction, barometric reading with bar graph, rainfall reading with bar graph.

It has a integrated wind sensor tower for easy set up and atomic time, so you always have the exact time and never have to adjust for Daylight Saving Time. It also shows the moon phase.

tech gift2Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station WMR86

An other very good option for around $170 (at the time of writing) is the AcuRite Pro Wireless color weather station. It has a beautyful color display and integrated rain, wind, temp and humidity meter. This wireless weather station streams real-time data including the moon phase, indoor comfort level, “feels like”” temperature and more. Highly recommended especially when looking at the low price for this much quality!

Christmas adult tech gift3Acu-Rite Professional Wireless Weather 5-in-1 Station with Color Monitor & PC Connect with Free Software & Smart Phone App


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Best Christmas 2018 Gifts: Laptops

 

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2018. Best Christmas Gifts Laptops 2018! Christmas is the time for appreciating family and friends and making them happy. What better Christmas gift than a laptop? It will be much appreciated by your husband, wife, teens, kids, grandchildren or friends because those are the most popular and most wished for presents for Christmas.

Why not make your loved one happy this Christmas with one of the most popular laptops like: the Asus 15.6 inch laptop, the Samsung Chromebook 2, a Dell, HP laptop or an Apple MacBook? With a laptop they can stay in touch not only at Christmas time but also the rest of the year. Laptops today have some serious processing power and the top brands like Apple, Asus, Acer, HP Dell and Samsung have a sleek design and are lightweight.

When buying a new laptops there are several factors to take into account: best price, processor, RAM, Chromebook/ iMac or Windows, design? Which laptop is best for you depends on your wishes and what you are going to use your new laptop for.

On this page I present my recommendations for the Best Christmas 2016 laptop gifts I hope you like them.

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The Most Popular Laptop Christmas 2018

#1 Laptop 2018: HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop

Best Laptop2HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop (6th Gen Skylake, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 10)

HP has been a quality laptop producer for many years. The Pavilion series are laptops with good specs for a decent price. The specs for this HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop are: latest 6th Gen Skylake, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor 3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 10, 15.6-inch Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920×1080), HDMI, B&O PLAY with 2 speakers. For a price around $535 a 15.6 inch 6th gen Intel i5 laptop with these specs (especially FULL HD) is a very very good deal!


#2 Laptop this Christmas: ASUS K Series Flagship Premium 15.6″ Full HD Laptop, Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Best hp Laptop1ASUS Premium Flagship 15.6inch Top Performance Full HD Laptop

This Premium ASUS Top Performance Laptop is packed with specs: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quadcore Processor with 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 15.6 inch Full HD 1920×1080 Display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 256GB SSD. This laptop is a beast.


#3 Laptop 2018: The New Apple MacBook Pro (with touch bar) and MacBook Air

The New Apple MacBook Pro with touch bar is the most popular Apple laptop, closely followed by the Apple MacBook Air. Both are excellent laptops with the best specs you can get on the market, but they are also the most expensive mainstream laptops around. The MacBook Pro shown below has a 2560 x 1600 IPS screen, up to 512 Gb (very energy efficient) flash drive, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 4 thunderbolt 3 ports. Those specs make this laptop extremely fast. If you are an Apple user, nothing can compare to the quality of a MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air. If you are not an Apple user the price and the problematic data transfers with windows computers could be an obstacle.

Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (512 GB) NEWEST VERSION

Specs for the New 13.3 inch MacBook Pro laptop:

2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz), 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, Intel Iris Graphics 550,Mac OS Sierra.

Apple MacBook Air Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop 256 GB SSD, 8GB RAM (NEWEST VERSION)

 


#4: Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U,4 GB RAM,500 GB)

This Asus 15.6 inch laptop is one of the most popular laptop today. This is very logical because the specs are very good when looking at the price: around $350 at the time of writing. For that price you get: the Intel i3-5010U 2.1 GHz processor, 4 Gb RAM and a 15.6 inch FULL HD screen. A very good laptop for everyday use at home, for a student or as a laptop for your work. It does not have the extreme quality of the Apple MacBooks but has a lot to offer for about 1/5 the of the price :) that is why I put this laptop on the #3 place in the ranking.

ASUS 15.6-Inch HD Dual-Core 2.16GHz Laptop, 500GBAsus 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U,4 GB RAM,500 GB)

 


#5 The New 2018 Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch Laptop

Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop2016 Newest Model Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch 1920 x 1080 LED Touchscreen Laptop

Dell is a well known laptop brand for many years. The Inspiron series are good laptops for a good price. The specs for this 2016 Newest Model Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch HD 1366 x 768 LED Backlit Touchscreen Display High Performance Laptop are: Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD+/-RW Drive, HDMI, Bluetooth, Win 10, Intel HD Graphics 5500 with shared graphics memory. For about the same price as my #1 pick you get a 5th gen i5 processor, not the newest 6th gen. but with 8GB RAM in stead of 6GB and a HD touch screen in stead of a full HD non touch screen. The choice is up to you :)


#6: Samsung Chromebook 3 11.6-Inch

Samsung Chromebook 3 11.6-InchSamsung Chromebook 3 16.1-Inch

This Samsung Chromebook 3 has the following specs: Celeron N3060 processor, 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 screen, 4 GB RAM, 16 Gb SSD. The Samsung Chromebook 3 is the successor of the long time very popular Samsung Chromebooks one and two. Pros: very, very fast because of the 4 GB RAM and 16 Gb Solid State Drive, lightweight, slim design and fully integrated with all Google services. Biggest problem for people who don`t like Google: fully integrated with Google services.


#7 Lenovo Flex 3 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook

This is an ultrabook, that means that it has more features, like a touch screen and better specs but is also a bit more expensive that a regular laptop. Although it is more expensive it has an excellent price/quality. That is why it is # 6 of the best laptops 2016.

Lenovo Flex 3 15.6-Inch Touchscreen UltrabookLenovo Flex 3 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook


Best Christmas Ultrabooks

Here you find the best Ultrabooks available today.


AMD Laptops 2018

AMD processors have less processing power then Intel processors but they are about half the price. For example: for the same price as an Intel i3 processor which is a duo core processor you have a quad core AMD A10 processor. The AMD A10 and i3 processors are similar in performance. AMD processors run better with a good amount of fast RAM memory. Therefore you will normally see more GB RAM installed in the laptop. You will find better/ separate graphic-cards in AMD laptops then in Intel laptops for the same price because the processor is cheaper. This is useful for better graphics in games and video editing.


Best Gaming Laptops Christmas 2018


The Best Laptop Christmas Gifts From The Top Brands
– HP, Asus, Acer and Dell

HP

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HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

 

HP 17-Inch LaptopHP 2017 17-Inch Laptop

2017 HP 17.3HP Pavilion 17″ business/gaming Laptop


Asus

ASUS Republic of Gamers 17.3-Inch LaptopASUS ROG OC Edition 17.3″ G-SYNC VR Ready Gaming Laptop NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB Intel Core i7-6820HK 32GB DDR4 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD


Acer

Acer ultrabook laptopAcer Aspire 13-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook (2.0 GHz Intel Core i7-3537U Processor, 4GB DDR3, 256 GB SSD, Windows 8) White


Dell

Dell Inspiron i17R-1316sLV 17-Inch LaptopDell Inspiron i17R-1316sLV 17-Inch Laptop

Dell Inspiron 15 i15RM-5123SLV 15.6-Inch LaptopDell Inspiron 15 i5547-5780sLV 15.6-Inch Laptop

 

 


 


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Best Christmas 2018 Gifts: Mens Watches

Black Friday/ Christmas 2017 Sports Casual And Formal Dress Mens Watches

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On this site you find the best Black Friday/Christmas men’s watches gift ideas for 2018: The best black Friday gift ideas for high quality designer watches.

Finding the right watch for the loved one you are planning to give it to is very important! You want it to make the right impression when it counts. Make your choice from the top brands like Citizen, Seiko, Fossil, Bulova, and Omega. Designer watches are also a much appreciated gift for other special occasions beside Christmas.

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Dress/Luxury Men’s Watches


Seiko Men’s Watches

Seiko is the most popular mens watch brand this Christmas. The Seiko mens watch styles can be worn for casual use and dress situations alike. Seiko’s affordable watches are a much appreciated accessory because of Seiko`s “Kinetic” self-winding technology.

 

black Friday Christmas mens watches2Seiko Men’s SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Black Canvas Strap Watch

 

Self-winding and never needing a new battery, this stainless steel cased mens watch from Seiko features an “exhibition” back (see-through rear panel) and a sporty canvas strap with luminescent numbers and markers.

Below you find the Seiko ASTON GPS watches: Always the correct time in every timezone due to Solar GPS satellite wave correction. Very useful and stylish watches for business travelers. An excellent gift to buy this black Friday.

Seiko ASTRON Solar GPS satellite WatchSeiko ASTRON Solar GPS satellite Watch

 


Citizen Men’s Watches

Citizen is a well known brand that produces fashionable formal watches for men. In this line there are leather and steel casual watches and also stylish dress watches. Citizen watches have the patented “Eco-Drive” technology: the watches are powered by light energy from the sun and artificial light. No need to wind them up or change the battery.

 

black Friday Christmas mens watches3Citizen Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Men`s Watch

 

This is a fine quartz watch for men. it is made with a titanium case, slate blue dial and the Citizen’s Eco-Drive solar-powered watch technology. This mens watch has a chronograph, dual time, an alarm, 12 or 24 hour time display, and a calendar that automatically displays the right date. It comes with a brown leather strap.

citizen-mens-1canvas-watchCitizen Mens Canvas Watch

This is an other watch in the solar powered Eco-Drive line of Citizen watches. This mens watch has a sporty canvas woven strap and a black dial with enlarged numbers.

best mens watch8Citizen Black Leather Strap Eco Drive Solar Charged Mens Watch

This beautiful Citizen mens watch above has a black leather alligator-pattern strap that matches the steel buckle. It has a solid stainless steel case, day-date calendar function and Eco-Drive solar charged battery.

 

Best Mens Watches5Citizen – “the Nighthawk” Watch

This is Citizen’s most famous and most wished for mens watch in the “chronograph” category: the Nighthawk, built in aviator-style.


Fossil Men’s Watches

Based in Richardson, Texas, USA, the Fossil company produces a line of rugged and solid steel dress/casual mens watches. Fossil watches are a good choice for casual work days or Friday nights out. Ranging from circular to square, Fossil watches are amongst the most diverse and affordable gift ideas in 2015.

 
 

black Friday Christmas mens watches4Fossil Men’s CH2903 “Qualifier” Stainless Steel Watch

 

This unique and fashionable stainless steel analog quartz Fossil watch features branding on dial, three-link bracelet, and red contrasting hands and a big 46 mm wide case. It has a protective mineral crystal dial window and is water resistant to 330 feet (100 M), that means it is suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving. For a price around $170 a highly recommended watch for formal as well as casual occasions or as a beautiful Christmas gift.


Bulova Men’s Watches

Joseph Bulova was the founder of this New York-based watch company. It carries on its age-old tradition of making the world’s most precise mens watches. Bulova mens watches are typically dressy and formal. They make a stunning addition to suit-and-tie occasions.

 

Bulova Men's 96A118 BVA Series Dual Aperture Dial WatchBulova Men’s 96A118 BVA Series Dual Aperture Dial Watch

An affordable and very classy black Friday deal, the Bulova BVA-Series 21-jewel mens watch shown above features a battery-less self-winding mechanism, stainless steel case and bracelet, and an attractive white dial with blue-rimmed arms and second hand. Other colors are available.

Bulova Men's 96C107 Black Dial Bracelet WatchBulova Men’s 96C107 Black Dial Bracelet Watch

The Bulova Men’s 96C107 Black Dial Bracelet Watch is a classic pure stainless steel watch that will compliment any kind of attire: this black dial multifunction mens watch features three dials for day, month & 24-hour time, flat mineral crystal and a rugged screw-down rim.

 

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Bulova Men’s Marine Star and Multi-functional Diamond Accented Watches

Bulova Men’s Marine Star and Multi-functional Diamond Accented Watches are in the top range of Bulova mens watches. These luxurious timepieces showcases 32 genuine diamonds and are only to be worn on special occasions.

black Friday Christmas mens watches5Bulova Men’s 98E003 Marine Star Diamond Accented Watch

Bulova Men's 96E03 Diamond Accented WatchBulova Men’s 96E03 Diamond Accented Watch

 

Bulova Men's 96E04 Diamond Multifunction WatchBulova Men’s 96E04 Diamond Multifunction Watch


Hamilton Men’s Watches

Hamilton is a designer watch brand that is founded in 1892 and the name carries a lot of history producing high quality pocket watches as well as wrist watches. The company was formed out of three earlier watch companies, the Aurora Watch Company, the Lancaster Watch Company and the Keystone Standard Watch company and since 1971 is part of founding companies of the Swatch Group.

 

Omega Men’s Watches

For someone who is looking to spend a little more to get a whole lot more – Omega is an elite brand similar to Rolex. Omega makes superior mens watches of the highest quality, an Omega is not for casual use. It is worn as an ornament to make a statement at a formal suit-and-tie occasion, dinner, or important business meeting.

 

black Friday Christmas mens watches6Omega Men’s Diver Chronograph Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch

This Omega Seamaster Diver Chronograph Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch is from the Omega Seamaster side brand, the most popular side brand of the Omega brand.


 

Rolex Men’s Watches

Rolex mens watches are among the most expensive and exclusive watches in the world. Rolex is an elite brand and the watches are stunning. Rolex = highest quality available and in itself a statement. The price for this Rolex Mens watch below is around $36.000.

 

 



 

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Best Christmas 2018 Gifts: Drones

best Christmas drones2018. Best Christmas Drone Gifts 2018! Christmas is a time to enjoy with friends and family. What better Christmas gift than a drone? A quad-copter/drone will make a perfect Christmas gift for kids or grownups. 

On this site I give you my recommendations for the best small Christmas drones/quad-copters around $100. These are small budget drones with the specs you can expect for the money. Only one of the recommendations in this group has a camera. After that we present the Best Drone For Beginners. This drone has a stable 6 axis gyro, is very affordable and makes a great Christmas gift for a first time drone pilot.

The best recreational drone we have selected has more features like a real time live video preview. You see what the camera sees on the screen of your controller! 

After that we present the best drone for video/photo. For this drone the camera and stability are the most important. For this much quality the price is of course higher than the recreational drones.

The last drone on this site is the best professional drone with all the features you can imagine in a drone like a 4K camera etc. The stability and quality of the camera on this drone are so good that flying this drone is restricted within 15 miles radius of the White House.

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Christmas Gifts: Best Budget Drones Around $100

My recommendations for small budget drones under $100 are the the Hubsan 4 Channel Quadcopter, the UDI 6 Axis Gyro Quadcopter and the Dromida Omnius Quadcopter. These are the most popular small Christmas Gifts: Drones trees this year. For a price under $100 you can expect a small drone which is easy to fly but doesn’t have the power/features/maneuverability that the more expensive drones have.  Of the three drones shown below only the UDI Quadcopter has a HD camera for photo and video but this also means the price is higher than the two without a camera. All three are very good affordable drones to start with, to learn how to fly a drone or just to try out drone flying for fun. Never let kids fly a drone without supervision.

best small drone1Hubsan 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter

budget christmas drone2UDI 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with (HD) Camera

small drone3Dromida Ominus UAV Quadcopter RTF Different colors available

 


Christmas 2018: Best Drone For Beginners

This beginner drone is not very big but is very stable in the air and therefore easy to control for a novice drone pilot. Also the price (around $90) is very attractive when you want to see if flying a drone is something you would like and to master the basics of drone flying.  It has nice features like a HD camera and this version has double batteries for even more flying time.

beginner drone1UDI U818A UPDATED Drone with Camera (HD) – 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with HD Camera RTF Includes BONUS BATTERY

Specs:

  • The 6 AXIS GYRO design enables you to precisely positioning of the aircraft.
  • The four channels provide stable flying and easy operation. This quad-copter can make  HD movies and photos.
  • Is Usb rechargeable.
  • Has  a High Capacity Battery And Strong Power Motors. Charging takes about 90-120 minutes, Flight Duration is about 7 to 9 minutes.
  • The 6-axis Gyro stability keeps this quad-copter level for beginners. 3D mode accelerates the drone for more complex maneuvers and tricks

Christmas Presents: Best Recreational Drone

This next drone will look awesome as a gift under the Christmas tree (price around $175)  Some of the specs include:

  • Control range: 50 – 100 meters, Live video range: about 100 meters
  • Latest 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity
  • Lightweight durable airframe
  • Instant video preview on transmitter!
  • Battery: 3.7V Voltage, 380mAh li-po battery included with auto cut off safety PCB (the 4 AA batteries for remote are not included)
  • Record Flight Video to SD Card

best recreational drone1Hubsan X4 Quadcopter with FPV Camera


Best Christmas 2017 Gifts: Camera Drones For Filming/Photography

The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quad-copter Drone with 1080p HD Video Camera is the #1 best seller in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This is a much bigger drone than the previous ones. For the best pictures/video recording it has a 1080p full HD camera that is fully stabilized with a 3-axis gimbal. The price tag is around $950.

Features:

  • Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video (full resolution video is simultaneously recorded on the internal micro SD card)
  • Included flight battery and rechargeable remote controller => this system is ready to fly out of the box
  • DJI Pilot app for iOS and Android allows live viewing and complete camera control (see DJI’s wiki for compatible devices/Os version)

Highly recommended especially when looking at the reasonable price for this much quality!

best camera filming drone1DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quad-copter Drone with 1080p HD Video Camera

 


Top professional drone

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quad-copter Drone with 4K UHD Video Camera is the #1 drone in th category Specialty Film Cameras. The price range is around $1250. For this money you get one of the best drones around today with all the features you can wish for including a fully stabilized 4K Ultra High Definition Camera.  

best professional drone1DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Video Camera

 

  • Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video (full resolution video is simultaneously recorded on the internal microSD card)
  • Included flight battery and rechargeable remote controller => this system is ready to fly out of the box
  • DJI Pilot app for iOS and Android allows live viewing and complete camera control (see DJI’s wiki for compatible devices/Os versions)

 

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