Author: Bob Buskirk
Here at ThinkComputers we get to take a look at a lot of cool gear, a lot of which we get to keep, but there are always things that we would like to have. Each staff member has comprised a list of products they would like to receive this year for Christmas. Some of these items are what you might expect, but others are totally off the wall! Read on to see what the ThinkComputers staff wants for Christmas…
Honestly when it comes to computer hardware I really don’t need that much. Between my main “work” system, which is a Core i7 system and my 2 test systems I’m pretty much set. But just like everyone there are some things I would like to have, so let’s take a look at what I want this year…
Dell Adamo Laptop
Something that I’ve wanted to upgrade is my laptop. I’m still running my Dell XPS M1210, which does that job, especially with Windows 7 on it now, but an upgrade would be nice. One new laptop that really caught my eye was the Dell Adamo. This laptop looks like no other laptop out there and is pretty powerful too boasting a 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 memory, 256GB solid state drive, and mobile broadband built in. The only thing holding me back is the Adamo’s price tag of $2,299!
Canon PowerShot SD990 IS
I really don’t use a point and shoot camera that much, only usually when I’m out. For that I have the Polaroid t833 Waterproof camera. This camera works well at bars and clubs, but when I’m at family events I would like something that has better image quality. The PowerShot SD990 IS has amazing image quality and in my opinion is the best compact digital camera out right now. I actually mentioned the SD990 IS in out Holiday 2009 stocking stuffer guide as well. The SD990 IS features a 14.7-megapixel sensor, 3.7x optical zoom and a large 2.5-inch LCD on the back.
Logitech Performance Mouse MX
I’ve always been a fan of the Logitech MX series of mice. I first had the MX 5000 laser mouse, then upgraded to the MX Revolution. I am completely happy with the MX Revolution, but the coating on the right side is starting to come off. And about a month ago in a fit of rage I slammed the mouse and ended up breaking the scroll wheel. So I’m in the need for an upgrade. The Performance Mouse MX is basically an upgrade to the MX Revolution so I’m satisfied with that. You can get the Performance Mouse MX for around $80 online.
Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC x3
Right now I’m rocking 2 24-inch widescreen LCD’s and they do a good job, but an upgrade would be nice. These 2 LCD’s are ones I received for review and while they are good they are not the quality of a Dell UltraSharp LCD. I have a 20.1-inch Dell UltraSharp and it has not given me any problems in the 4 years that I’ve owned it! So moving up to a 30-inch LCD would be nice, also having three would be perfect for my desk. Right now 2 LCD’s does a good job, but 3 would be even better. This way I can have one LCD for work, another for IM’s and Twitter and another for media. It would be perfect! Too bad this LCD sells for about $1,200, so 3 would be $3,600!
I do read quite a few books; I actually have 3 new ones here that I haven’t even picked up. That’s the problem I buy a book and it just sits there for a while. I think that if I had a device like the Kindle I would end up reading more books and enjoying different types of books as well. With the Kindle you are able to buy books directly from Amazon and they are downloaded to the kindle so if I felt like reading something I could just turn on the Kindle, download a book and I’m good to go. Right now the Kindle sells for $259 on Amazon.