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

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We’re in the home straight on Day 10 of Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas and today we’re featuring computers and accessories.

There are laptops, desktops, ultrabooks and convertibles on the market and any of these would be an excellent gift whether it’s for work or play.

We already covered tablets on Day 4 of the Tech Guide 12 Day’s of Christmas gift ideas but if the person you’re buying for needs more then the best option is a computer.

There is wide variety of computers that are available at a number of price points.

But the things that determine the cost of a computer or laptop are screen size, processor speed, the amount of RAM memory on board, the size of the hard drive and the type of hard drive – disk drive or solid state drive (SSD).

Here is a full list of the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gift idea.

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

Today is Day 10 and we’re looking at computers.

DAY 10 – COMPUTERS

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iMAC WITH 5K RETINA DISPLAY – FROM $2,999

Apple’s latest iMac is by far the best desktop computer the company has ever produced.

It has a stunning 27-inch 5K display with a resolution of 5120 x 2880 which means there are 14.7 million pixels on the screen.

It is perfect for photographers, filmmakers, and graphic designers who will be able to even more detail in their work.

The hardware design hasn’t changed from the previous iMac and it still has 5mm edges and a head-turning slender design.

Here is our complete review

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LENOVO YOGA 3 PRO – FROM $2099

Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro might look like an ultrabook at first glance but it is so much more.

It has a 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen display and a unique watchband-like hinge that makes it possible to position in a number of ways depending on how you want to use the device.

Users can use the Windows 8.1 device in laptop mode or turn it upside down and rest it in tent mode. There’s also stand mode which tucks the keyboard underneath and positions the screen for easier viewing.

And there’s also tablet mode where the keyboard can be folded behind the display to give you unobstructed access to the touchscreen.

Here is our complete review

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LINKSYS 8-PORT GIGABIT ETHERNET SWITCH -$99.95

The number of connected devices in our homes is increasing and expanding your network requires a device like the Linksys 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch.

The device connects to your router and can then link up to eight other devices like a smart TV, gaming console, Blu-ray Disc player, set-top box or hard drive with an Ethernet cable.

The Linksys switch can prioritise traffic like audio and video streams and even put ports into power-saving mode when not in use.

Here is our full review

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LOGITECH K480 MULTI-DEVICE KEYBOARD – $69.95

If you’re one of the many users who use a computer, smartphone and tablet – often at the same time – then the Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard can really streamline your life.

The K480 can link to your PC or Mac computer and an iPhone or Android smartphone and iPad or Android tablet all at the same time.

A switch on the side of the keyboard makes it easy to switch between the devices and a slot can fit comfortably position your smartphone and tablet.

Here is our full report.

And here are some other computers and accessories Tech Guide has reviewed this year.

Henge Dock

HP Omen gaming laptop

ChugPlug portable MacBook