There are literally dozens of options to choose from when searching for mobile devices this Holiday season. It of course depends on your budget, who you are getting the device for and what the intended use is. Below are a few of my recommendations available on Amazon.
First on the list and most popular for gifts are Amazon’s Kindle Tablets, whether they be Kindles or Kindle Fire devices. They are all good and usually have a price range to match any budget. From the $33 Kindle Fire 7 inch, all the way up through the Fire HD 10.1 inch model at $229. All are highly rated and worth a look. The All New Fire HD 8 inch tablet is a steal at around $59.99!
Moving on to other tablets there are lots of options. From the Chuwi HiBook Pro 10.1 inch tablet at $229 all the way though the Asus Transformer Pro 3 at around $1450. The Asus definitely has the specs to compete with the Surface Pro and a better price to boot. I have a HiBook and this Pro version is even better with a super resolution display and larger battery. Let’s not forget about Samsung tablets of which there a numerous models available. In general the build quality on Samsung devices is great and battery life is exceptional. Prices tend to be a bit higher, but the ratings on these are always very high.
Of course if you are purchasing a tablet you can in some cases get a keyboard and while those are great and essentially make the tablet a small notebook. My suggestion is to pick up a Bluetooth Keyboard so than when you upgrade tablets you will already have a keyboard. My suggestions are either the Logitech K480 or Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboards. I have a K-480 and love it! Both are available from Amazon for under $30 and worth every penny as is a wireless mouse also! Also do not forget a multi-charger. These devices allow you to charge a variety of devices all at once. They can be found from around $20 right here.
When purchasing devices such as tablets and smartphones always remember to get yourself the biggest microSD card available for that device. In today’s world 32 GB of storage can go away very quickly when storing pictures and videos. I would recommend either Sandisk or Samsung microSD cards, (also known as TF cards). You can get a 64GB card for around $20 these days.
The last category we have to cover is Notebooks/Laptops. These are a step up from a tablet and generally offer decent battery life and lots of storage. At a minimum I would suggest at least 4 GB of ram and a 1366 x 768 display. There are a lot to choose from so let’s start with the lower end and the ASUS VivoBook 15.6″ Flagship Laptop available for around $251. It is a solid notebook with decent specs and will get the job done. You can see all the Asus laptops at this link. Next we have another good choice and that is the HP line of laptops. They start at about $298. Near the top of the line is the New HP Envoy 360 convertible 2 in 1 laptop. Priced at around $740 this one is thin, light and offers very high end specs. including a 1 TB drive, touchscreen and 12 GB of ram. There are lots of other choices out there, but these are 2 brands to begin your search with. However you may also wish to consider a Dell or Acer laptop as well.
Don’t forget when buying a laptop to get a case for it! Assuming you are getting a 14 or 15.6 inch laptop I have but one recommendation and that is the Amazon Basics laptop bag. It is highly rated and available for less than $15. It will also hold your tablet/keyboard as well and the price and reviews are excellent.
That about covers it. I am sure I have missed a few items, but I will edit this as I realize my errors/omissions.
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