Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops

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Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets, Smartphones, LaptopsPortable devices are becoming ever more powerful, and users are increasingly utilizing them to keep up with news and friends, get work done, and for entertainment. Smartphones and tablets have never been so powerful, and if you're in market for either, it's going to be a fun holiday season, packed with some great options to choose from.

Whether it's for you or someone else, consider this your go-to guide for picking out the perfect tablet or smartphone. We're all about spreading the holiday cheer around here, and if it means sifting through dozens of devices to find the best ones, then so be it. That’s what we do, and we'd much rather you spend your time this holiday season with your family and friends than clicking frantically around the web trying to make sense of all the mobile devices available. We've already done it, and these are our picks...

Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Nov 26 2013 1:16 PM

Asus Transformer Book T100, totally an unsung hero for the holidays.

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RWilliams replied on Tue, Nov 26 2013 3:27 PM

I couldn't agree more.

On the smartphone side I'm partial to the Moto X or G... the value just strikes me as incredible. Since I don't need a big phone, I'm leaning towards one of these.

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digitaldd replied on Tue, Nov 26 2013 5:05 PM

I really looked at the Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 a lot with its 3200x1800 display and under $1000 pricetag.  Also on the cheaper side the Dell Venue 8 & 11 Pro devices looks interesting.

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Nov 28 2013 12:14 AM

Agreed bud! We have those Dell tabs coming in shortly actually, for review. I love the Yoga 2 Pro. That review is on the way as well! :)

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DC7 replied on Sun, Dec 1 2013 9:41 PM

I look forward to reading the review on the Dell Venue 8 Pro. After reading so many reviews on Android tablets it is hard to decide on one. It is time to retire my five year old iPod Touch as these old eyes need a bigger screen. I really hadn't considered a Win 8 tablet but with prices dropping like they are, it is definitely in the running.

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I think the Yogo 2 is the most worthy holiday gift for sure. The rest in the category does not compare.

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smlagoh replied on Wed, Dec 4 2013 10:22 PM

I would go for the nexus 7 2ndgen...

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Nexus 7 2013 is the best bang for the buck

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jra716 replied on Mon, Dec 9 2013 1:53 AM

Love my Nexus 7 2013, although I think 8.9" would be the sweet spot for tablets IMO. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 seems like great hardware but I'm not sold on the UI/Software. I decided on a Lenovo Yoga 11S and think its the perfect size for a laptop/tablet hybrid. I'll be done with purchases for at least the end of the year ;).

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The Nexus 7 or the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 2013. ;)

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