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Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas: Day 10 – Computers


We reached Day 10 of the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas with a new category every day to inspire the perfect choice to buy for your friends, family and for yourself.

Today is a popular category – computers – which are useful to everyone whether it’s a laptop, desktop or convertible.

Computers have become an essential part of our daily lives whether you’re a student, in business or a casual user.

We’ve also included in today’s category a number of computer accessories which are just as important and also a lot more affordable.

Here are the categories we’re covering in the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas:

Day 1: Smartphones

Day 2: Cameras

Day 3: Wearables/Activity trackers

Day 4: Tablets

Day 5: Speakers

Day 6: Gadgets

Day 7: Gaming

Day 8: Smartwatches

Day 9: TVs/Blu-ray Discs

Day 10: Computers

Day 11: Sport Gadgets

Day 12: Headphones



SURFACE BOOK – from $2,299

Microsoft’s latest product is part laptop, part tablet but all computer.

Following the success of the Surface Pro 4 tablet, Microsoft decided to go even further and produce its own laptop.

It has a 13.5-inch detachable PixelSense display as well as a full keyboard and trackpad.

Powered by the latest Intel six generation Intel i5 or i7 processor, the Surface Book can take up to 16GB RAM and has a battery that can run for up to 12 hours.

Read our complete report about the Microsoft Surface Book here.


MACBOOK – from $1,999

Apple latest MacBook has a 12-inch Retina display and an incredibly thin design and sits between the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro family of Apple’s laptops.

The MacBook is just 13.1mm thick weighs a featherweight 920g.

It also has a single USB-C connection that powers the devices and also acts as a way to share content.

But this is designed to be a fully wireless device for on-the-go users who want a powerful computer they can take anywhere.

Read our complete review of the MacBook here.


LENOVO THINKPAD 11E – from $599

Lenovo, the world’s number on PC brand, has released the ThinkPad 11E which designed for school students and educators.

The device has an 11.6-inch high definition display and can be used like a regular laptop and also arranged in a number of positions for easier working and viewing.

And it’s strong enough to handle the bumps and scrapes of daily school life.

Read our complete report on the Lenovo ThinkPad 11E here.

Here are some other computers we’ve looked at on Tech Guide this year:

HP Star Wars laptop

Apple’s Retina Display iMacs

HP convertibles, desktops and laptops

Lenovo multimedia laptops

And here are some computer accessories that would make great gifts:  

D-Link Taipan Modem Router

Apple’s new wireless accessories

Lexar JumpDrives

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse

STM Bags

Seagate Portable Hard Drives

Samsung SSD T1 drives

Moshi iLynx 3.0 USB hub

Netgear Click Switches