One of the hardest things for most people to do is to draw up a Christmas wishlist. For those of you readers not yet working, the choice is especially difficult when it comes to technology, because there’s a lot of stuff out there that we simply can’t afford.
The following nine items are products that I wouldn’t mind owning. In other words: this is what I want, and what I would gladly sell a kidney for. I don’t know about you guys, but I think some of this stuff is pure awesome!
Boasting a full 25.5 inches of pure 1080p goodness, the T260 was, and still is, the monitor everyone wants. Forget the Dell 30 inchers, this is actually quite affordable. You can plug in your Xbox360/PS3 in as well.
ACER ASPIRE 7530G
You won’t believe it when you see it. A 17.1” LCD, AMD Dual-core, 4GB RAM and an Nvidia 9600M-GS rounds off what could be a very capable gaming laptop for under R8000. And from Incredible Connection, too! Who’d have thought?
Who doesn’t wish for the fastest graphics card on Earth? This is ATI’s most powerful card to date, and kicks just about everything in the pants. In CrossfireX, a pair of these delivers the smoothest gaming experience available.
Logitech G15 gaming keyboard
It may be old now, but the G15 still offers the best experience on the planet when it comes to peripherals. It still hovers around the R1000 price range, but current owners will tell you that it’s worth every cent.
Logitech Z-5500 5:1
With a hefty price tag of over R4000, the Z-5500s are a little much for most. However, this is one of the best speaker systems from Logitech to date, with the option of plugging in your PC, gaming console, or TV and DVD player to enjoy high-class, crystal-clear sound.
Acer Aspire 751 3G
I’ve always wanted a netbook, and this is a good start as any. The 11.6 inch, 1366 * 768 – resolution LCD is probably the best screen size for this segment. A pity, though, that it uses the Z520 Atom processor.
Sony Playstation 3 Slim
If you haven’t got one, go get one now. The newest version of the PS3 has lost some weight, and looks much better this time round. It runs much cooler than previous models, and the matte black finish gets rid of those dirty fingerprints that would always collect on the original versions. Highly recommended.
Not exactly a technological development, but for console gamers there is no equal. For comfort and warmth while gaming, the Lazyboy is the couch of choice. Go on, find one and spoil yourself.
Another one from Logitech’s stables; this takes the cake when it comes to mid-range gaming mice. With a resolution of 1600DPI and gaming-centered controls, you’ll be fragging through your buddies or commanding that Zerg rush with ease.
That’s all from me, Merry Christmas everyone!