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Tech Gifts Ideas For Over $100

NVIDIA SHIELD TV With Remote & Controller ($199)
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The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device is arguably the best media streamer on the market. You can stream PC games from your own GeForce GTX-powered PC or the cloud, play tons of native Android games, and the SHIELD TV is the ultimate device for NetFlix and other streaming services. There’s also an awesome build of KODI available that’s optimized for the SHIELD TV, that’s great for watching local or network-attached content.

DJI Mavic Air Drone ($699.00)

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The DJI Mavic Air Drone is one of the best quadcopters available today. It comes with a VR HMD that communicates with the quadcopter using Wi-FI. The drone is equipped with a high-quality camera that can transmit 4K video to the HMD or to the drone's controller. The drove is also easy to take around with you when you travel. It weights just 430g, and it is rather compact when folded with dimensions of 168x83x49. To find out more about DJI's Mavic Air, check out our review.

Dell Inspiron G3779 ($899.00)

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Dell's Inspiron G3779 laptop is a 17.3" system that comes with a 1080p IPS display and a backlit keyboard. This model also features an Intel i7-8750H hexa-core processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, giving it plenty of performance to run modern games. And it looks good while doing it.

Lenovo Yoga C930 ($1,099.99)

Lenovo Yoga C930

Lenovo engineered it's Yoga C930 laptop with an aluminum chassis and a 13.9" 1080p display. The system's quad-core i7-8550U processor is backed up by 12GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The system is also rather light and compact, weighing in at just 3lbs and measuring just 0.6" thin. In our review of the system, we found it to have excellent performance, exceptional build quality, and the audio from its unique, built-in sound bar far exceeds anything we've heard from an ultrabook this size.

Acer Predator Helios 300 ($1,194.99)
Acer Predator Helios 300
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a high-end 15.6" gaming laptop with 1080p IPS display that has an ultra fast 144Hz refresh rate. The Intel Core i7-8750H inside is paired with a GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of dedicate memory. Acer also supplied the system with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a speedy 256GB NVMe SSD.

Dell XPS 9370 ($1,399.99)
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If you're shopping for an ultra-premium, lightweight PC with an excellent display, then the Dell XPS 9370 may be perfect. Widely regarded as one of the best notebooks, this compact 13.3" meachine measures just 0.46" thin at its thickest point, and it weighs a mere 2.68lbs, which makes it perfect for travel. The touchscreen display has a resolution of 3840x2160 and it supports 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut. Add in a brightness of 400 nits, a high contrast ratio, and tiny bezels and you can imagine the exceptional quality of images displayed on screen.

This model of Dell's XPS 9370 also comes with an Intel Core i7-8550U processor, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ ($1,796.95)

Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ

If you really want to go all out on a tech gift for someone, there are few things that you can buy with as much of the wow factory as this display. Asus's ROG Swift PG27UQ is a 27" display with a 4K panel that has an ultra fast 144Hz refresh rate. The display also supports 99% of the Adobe RGB color gamut  and it has a remarkably high contrast ratio to keep everything looking crisp and clear. Unfortunately this monitor also comes with an extreme price, but for one of the most feature rich displays on the market it's to be expected. To learn more about Asus's ROG Swift PG27UQ, check out our review.


That just about wraps it up for this Holiday Gift Guide. We should point out, however, that the items we’ve featured are far from the only ones deserving of consideration. While we've highlighted a few of our favorites, we'd love to hear about some of your ideal alternatives down in comments below. Got any good gifts you're giving away or hoping to receive? Let us know! And stay tuned to HotHardware for more holiday gift ides soon.

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