Happy Black Friday, y’all! I don’t know about you, but I have zero interest in standing in line at the toy stores this holiday season. It’s all about technology, whether it’s laptops, netbooks, surfaces, gaming systems or games. Luckily, Microsoft has just about everything the tech-loving boys and girls on my list this year!
HP Spectre x2 – With a cool design featuring a kickstand and backlit keyboard, this 12-inch touchscreen Windows 10 device is a great holiday gift for experienced tech-lovers or those looking for their first laptop. Equipped with an Intel RealSense camera for Windows Hello, users can safely sign-in to this computer with their face, in place of a password. And with up to 10 hours of battery life, this is a fantastic device for all-day work or play. The HP Spectre x2 is available through retail stores and HP.com starting at $829.99.
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook– Available in both 11 and 14- inch versions, the new Acer Aspire One Cloudbook comes preloaded with Windows 10 and a one year subscription of Office 365 Personal, all at very affordable prices. An ideal starter laptop, the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook makes for a great gift for loved ones who are looking to do more in the second half of the school year and beyond. Both devices are available through retail stores and online at us-store.acer.com starting at $189.99.
Dell XPS 15 Touch – For people looking for a more premium device, the Dell XPS 15 is a fantastic gift choice. This sleek laptop is ultra-thin and weighs as little as 3.9 lbs. With a stunning 15-inch InfinityEdge display, it’s perfect for viewing pictures and videos. Pre-loaded with Windows 10, the Dell XPS is ready to go with features such as Cortana and Microsoft Edge. The Dell XPS 13 is available retail stores and online at Dell.com starting at $999.99.
Xbox One Bundles – Xbox has more Xbox One bundles this holiday than ever before. With 12 different options, there’s an Xbox One bundle for every type of gamer on your holiday gift list, including the Xbox One Limited Edition “Halo 5: Guardians” Bundle ($499), the Xbox One “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” Bundle ($349) and the Xbox One Elite Bundle ($499) for the hardcore gamer who loves to play the blockbusters. For a bundle with value and variety, there’s theXbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle ($399) that comes with three games. There’s also the Xbox One “The LEGO Movie Videogame” Bundle ($349), which is perfect for the whole family.
Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller– Designed in collaboration with pro-level players, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller unlocks your full potential and adapts to your unique style of play allowing you to experience game-changing accuracy, faster speed, and a tailored feel unlike anything before. Available for $149.99 this October, the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller features interchangeable thumbsticks, D-pads and paddles to better configure the controller for any gaming scenario.
Xbox One Games– Xbox One has the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, with titles like “Halo 5: Guardians,” “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” “Forza Motorsport 6” and “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” available exclusively on Xbox One this holiday, as well as blockbusters like “Star Wars Battlefront,” “Fallout 4” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops III.” Games are available at retail stores for $39.99 – $59.99.
So…what are you buying for your friends and/or family – and what are you buying for yourself? That HP looks mighty nice…