Tech Guide’s 2023 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 12: Computers
It’s the 12th and final day of Tech Guide’s popular 2023 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 12: Computers
DAY 12: COMPUTERS
16-INCH MACBOOK PRO M3 MAX – From $5,999
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro with Apple’s M3 processor under the hood is an absolute powerhouse that will change the working life of professional users.
I am typing this review on the Space Black 16-inch MacBook Pro which won’t go anywhere near testing the capabilities of this laptop but for creative professionals, coders, film makers and researchers who are dealing with high end applications and terabytes of data this is an absolute game changer.
The model we were loaned for review is running Apple’s M3 Max chip with 48GB unified memory (what we used to call RAM) and a 1TB SSD (solid state drive).
ESPRESSO 17 PRO 4K PORTABLE DISPLAY – From $999
Australian success story espresso Displays – the company that introduced portable touchscreen technology to make it easier to work from anywhere – has released its latest product – the espresso 17 Pro.
The espresso 17 Pro is a stunning 4K portable touchscreen display that’s capable of displaying more than a billion colours and with 450 nits brightness.
The espresso 17 Pro connects to your computer with a single USB-C cable and can expand your screen real estate from your laptop or desktop computer as well as offering a unique touchscreen experience so users can interact with their favourite applications like never before.
LOGITECH CASA POP UP DESK – $289.95
Australians are working from anywhere – from home, on the go and in the office – so Logitech has released a product to make that even easier – the new Casa Pop-Up Desk.
Today work is a thing you do, not a place you go – but you also need to maintain efficiency and productivity no matter where you are.
The Logitech Casa Pop Up Desk has everything you need to put your laptop in the right position so you can work comfortably.
JOURNEY ALTI WIRELESS DESK MAT – $149
Do you need to tidy up your desktop, get yourself organised and charge your smartphone and earbuds at the same time? Then what you need is the ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat from Journey.
The desk mat (which is 68cm long and 37cm wide) has a magnetic edge on the left side so the charging pad (10cm x 37cm) can neatly attach itself.
The mat itself is made of felt and vegan leather and users can choose which material they prefer being on top by simply flipping it over.
DUEX MAX – $499
There are times when we just need extra screen space when we’re using laptop. One solution is the Duex Max which can turn any laptop into a dual-screen set-up.
Created by Mobile Pixels, the Duex Max attaches to the lid of your laptop and can slide out and provide an extra 14.1 inches of screen real estate.
The Duex Max is ideal for a busy mobile professional but it would also suit a user who has set up a home office to work remotely.
15-INCH MACBOOK AIR WITH M4 – $2,199
The new 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip offers the best of both worlds – a large screen to give you more room to move with your work and entertainment while maintaining its slim and light design.
On sale from today, the 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 is available in four finishes – Midnight, Starlight, Space Grey and Silver. Pricing starts at $2,199.
On the design side, the new 15-inch MacBook Air is identical to the 13-inch model and is made from 100 per cent recycled aluminium.
JOURNEY NEXA LAPTOP SLEEVE – $129.95
The Journey NEXA laptop sleeve can actually do a lot more than just protect your laptop – it can also double as a mouse pad and even wirelessly charge your phone and earphones case.
It’s really a workstation that can go anywhere with you.
The laptop sleeve is made from vegan leather and has a soft-quilted interior to protect your laptop.
It is available in two sizes to fit 13 and 14-inch and 15 and 16-inch laptops and comes in two colours – black and dove grey.
24-INCH IMAC WITH M3 – From $2,199
Apple’s beloved 24-inch iMac has just been upgraded to the latest M3 silicon to make it the fastest all-in-one computer the company has ever produced.
Announced at the Apple launch event alongside new MacBook Pro M3 models, the all-new M3 iMac retains its remarkably thin design but take a huge leap in performance.
It will also be available in the same seven colours – green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver.
NETGEAR RS700 WI-FI 7 ROUTER – $1,499
Netgear has introduced the first Wi-Fi 7 router which can achieve speeds of up to 19Gbps – that’s more than double the speed of the previous generation.
The Netgear Nighthawk RS700 router was built with more than 25 years of wi-fi expertise to meet the growing needs of connected homes.
Our demands on our wireless networks are higher than ever as we stream 4K and 8K video, take part in high definition video calls, work from home, play online games and experience cutting edge AR and VR applications.
The tri-band Netgear Nighthawk RS700 Wi-Fi 7 router is powered by Broadcom’s BCM6726/3 Wi-Fi 7 System on a Chip (SoC) to achieve speeds up to 19Gbps.
BELKIN THUNDERBOLT 4 RANGE – $299.95
Leading consumer electronics company Belkin has today unveiled its Connect Pro Thunderbolt 4 Dock and Connect Thunderbolt 4 5-in-1 Core Hub which can provide dual 4K display support and power delivery for fast charging.
These connectivity solutions were built with Intel’s Thunderbolt 4 controller under the hood to ensure high bandwidth for connecting devices and to ensure a quality and stable connection between accessories so it’s easy to charge and easy to transfer data and video through a single port.
Thunderbolt 4 is a versatile connection that can connect devices, transfer data and supply power.
A common use of these new Belkin products is to connect additional monitors to a laptop or add displays to a desktop computer with support for a single 8K monitor or multiple 4K monitors.
HP ENVY MOVE ALL-IN-ONE PC – $1,999
The HP Envy move is an all-in-one desktop PC with a 23.8-inch QHD screen and includes a keyboard with an attached trackpad.
But the key difference here is that it can be moved room to room as easy as you move a laptop.
On the back of the computer is a handle and a sleeve so you can tuck the keyboard away on the rear panel before carrying it to another room in your home.
LG GRAM SUPERSLIM – $2,999
Get back to work after the Christmas vacation (and make it a joy!) with the LG gram SuperSlim. Designed with productivity in mind, this LG gram is portable and powerful enough to enhance your hybrid work-life.
A 15.6-inch OLED display, combined with an Anti-glare Low Reflection (AGLR) coating, ensures an optimal viewing experience inside and outside the office.
Weighing less than 1kg and the thinnest model to date, the LG gram SuperSlim is the perfect gift for the tech-head on your list.