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Tech Guide’s 2021 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 12: Computers

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It’s the 12th and final day of Tech Guide’s popular 2021 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas. We made it! This guide was designed to help you find the perfect gift for your family and friends.

Today we’re looking at computers and accessories and other related products.

Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:

Day 1: Cameras

Day 2: Smartphones

Day 3: Wearables/smartwatches

Day 4: Headphones/speakers

DAY 5: Gaming

DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers

DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets

DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices

DAY 9: In-car gadgets

DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K

DAY 11: Appliances

DAY 12: Computers

DAY 12: COMPUTERS

APPLE 14-INCH MACBOOK PRO M1 PRO – From $2,999

The new MacBook Pro has seen a vast improvement across the board with stunning performance, even better battery life, a rich and sharp display and all housed in a redesigned sleek chassis.

Apple recently revealed its new M1 Pro and M1 Max system on a chip processor along with the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros which take advantage of their performance and power.

The shape of the MacBook Pro has also gone back in time to resemble the older models with its more curved and sleeker base.

The display on the 14-inch model is 14.2-inches in size and includes 5.9 million pixels which is actually more pixels than the previous generation 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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SYNOLOGY DS220+ NAS – $519

With our demand for storage increasing and the rising cost of cloud storage, there’s never been a better time to consider setting up your own storage space with a network attached external hard drive.

A NAS (network attached storage) can be like your own personal cloud system that allows you to store your photos, videos, music and data and access them remotely from multiple devices.

The Synology DS220+ has two 3.5-inch hard drive bays to create a storage pool of up to 36TB – if you decided to splash out on two 18TB hard drives.

The external hard drives are not included with the Synology NAS and have to be purchased separately.

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APPLE 24-INCH M1 iMAC – From $1,899

Apple has recreated the magic and wonder of the original iMac with the latest version of the popular desktop computer which is now powered by the company’s very own M1 processor and available in a range of colours.

It has a striking reimagined design and seven stunning colours and harks back to the playful version of the first colourful iMacs at the end of the 20th century which declared at the time that computers don’t have to be one boring colour.

It was a hit back then and this latest M1 iMac captures the same spirit and attraction for customers who want a desktop computer they’re not going hide in a corner or in a dark room but put out on display for all to see in various rooms of the house.

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BONELK 14-IN-1 MULTI-PORT DESKTOP HUB – $199
The new Bonelk USB-C 14-in-1 multi-port desktop hub can help you organise your home workspace and link external monitors and other peripherals and read memory cards so you can stay organised and efficient.

Made from premium materials, the Bonelk USB-C 14 in one multi-port desktop hub has a stand that sits the unit upright to make it easier to organise your connections while keeping it within reach to read memory cards and access the USB ports.

It’s useful for connecting an external monitor to your laptop or turning your desktop computer into a multiple monitor setup.

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EPSON ECOTANK PRINTERS – From $399

Epson’s popular EcoTank printers for the home office come with enough ink to print thousands of pages.

None of the new Epson printers use ink cartridges with the ink delivered from the onboard tanks which are filled with the included ink bottles when you set it up.

The new Epson EcoTank printers also work with the Epson Smart Panel app (iOS and Android) which makes working and printing from home even easier and more efficient.

It turns your mobile device into a complete control centre for Epson’s printers and scanners so you can monitor, print, scan and more from the palm of your hand.

Epson has released four new models in the EcoTank printer range which are designed for the home office – the ET-2811, ET-3800, ET-4800 and the ET-4850.

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ACER ASPIRE VERO – From $999

For your enviro-conscious friends, Acer’s green-pioneer laptop, the Aspire Vero, is the perfect gift for those who work-on-the go (and want to reduce their impact on the Earth!) The world’s first eco-smart laptop is made from post-consumer recycled plastic, is easily repairable and upgradeable, and incorporates high-performance functions like the latest Windows 11 OS and a stylish 15.6” full HD display.

The Aspire Vero is made to last and weighs only 1.8kg, meaning that it can easily be carried in a backpack.

The Vero interior structure is reinforced with the honeycomb columns underneath the chassis to enhance the rigidity, adding even more press and twist resistance.

The Aspire Vero is available from Harvey Norman.

ASUS Vivobook

ASUS VIVOBOOK PRO – From $1,499

The ASUS Vivobook Pro offers both style and performance for aspiring artists, creators and hobbyists who are keen to kick off their creative journey.

The Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (K3500, M3500 – from $1,499) has a stunning 15.6-inch display while the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (M7600) is rocking a 16-inch screen.

The Vivobook Pro 16X OLED is a powerhouse for the next generation of creative users and has the speed and accuracy required to make their creative vision a reality.

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POLY STUDIO P21 PERSONAL MEETING DISPLAY – $815

The ultimate gift for that special someone who’s always planning group video chats.

Poly’s Studio P21 is a personal meeting display that has it all – a stunning 21” display, built-in high-definition camera, rich full-fidelity stereo speakers and microphone, with adjustable ambient lighting for a premium video conferencing experience.

LENOVO YOGA SLIM CARBON 7i – From $1,949

The Lenovo Yoga Slim Carbon 7i is a combination of design, beauty and performance for those users who want to get things done on the go and look good doing it.

The Yoga Slim Carbon 7i has an eye-catching colour – its official name is Moon White – and a tapered design which gives it a slim 14.9mm profile. It also weighs less than 1kg.

The top cover of the laptop is made from high-strength carbon fibre which means its 40 per cent lighter but with greater durability.

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SATECHI ALUMINIUM MONITOR STAND HUB FOR iMAC – $139

This product elevates your iMac closer to eye level, creates a small storage space underneath and presents you with USB-C ports and memory card slots.

It’s made of the same brushed aluminium and has the same finish as the iMac stand so it perfectly matches the machine.

The ports are housed in a black panel flush with the front of the stand so they are easy to access.

There is a USB-C port capable of up to 5Gbps data transfer, along with three USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card slot and an SD card slot.

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MICROSOFT SURFACE GO – From $628

Windows 11 is here and there are plenty of devices running the new operating system including Microsoft’s own Surface Go 3 tablet which can also be used like a laptop.

Here you’re getting the convenience and portability of a tablet and the power of Windows 11 in the same unit.

Now let’s be clear, this isn’t as powerful as the desktop or laptop but there is enough under the hood to get plenty done, stay connected and keep yourself entertained.

The device has a 10.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) PixelSense touchscreen as well as an adjustable kickstand so it can be positioned comfortably.

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