Gift Guide 2011: The Best 5 Luxury Laptop Gift Ideas For Geeks


When we think of geeks, the first thought that comes to our mind is that of a spectacled whiz kid sitting in front of a state of the computer, ruling the virtual world with nothing but a keyboard, a mouse and an Internet connection. Now, for this year’s holiday shopping, numerous computer manufacturers have come out with some of the most cutting edge luxury laptops that will redefine the perception of a geek to us and will definitely prove to one of the best Christmas gifts for geeks. As we ourselves are a fan of luxury goods and services, we could let this opportunity go by without presenting to our readers a hi-tech holiday gift guide for geeks. Hence, after an exhaustive research, we are proud to present the best 5 luxury laptop gift ideas for geeks.

1.  Laptop: Dell Inspiron 14z

Availability: Dell Inc.

Price: $620

Dazzling the tech hungry aspirations of nearly all computer geeks, the latest inexpensive offering from Dell, the all new Dell Inspiron 14z has been designed and developed to provide the consumers with a light weight, yet high performance laptop. Featuring the very of mobility and technology, the Inspiron 14z is powered by a 2nd generational Intel Core i5 2.4GHz processor, which is greatly complemented with the inclusion of up to an astounding 6GB of RAM. This magnificent laptop also comes with up to 640GB of storage space, enough for all your important documents as well multimedia and games. The Inspiron 14z sports a High Definition LED display that provides a crisp resolution of 1366 x768, along with a variety of connectivity options such as wifi and Bluetooth. Packed with SRS Premium Sound HD, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and a 1.3MP webcam, the stunning Dell Inspiron 14z is a must for all computer aficionados.

2.  Laptop: Asus Zenbook UX31

Availability: Asus

Price: $1,099

From one of the most cherished names in the field of computer hardware, Asus, comes a brand new offering for this holiday season, in the form of the delightful Asus Zenbook UX31. The extremely thin and light ultrabook packs not only an elegant design but quite commendable tech specs as well. The Zenbook UX31 is powered by an Intel Core i5 processors and has been given 4GB of DDR3 RAM on board an Intel QS67 chipset. To make this notebook all the more alluring, this particular model features a 128GB SSD (Solid State Drive), while carrying a 13.3 inch HD LED backlit display with 1600 x 900 resolution. Among other features, Asus Zenbook UX31 also comes with state of the art Intel HD Graphics 3000 providing crisp and stunning graphics, while this marvelous notebook offer Bluetooth 4.0 and wifi connectivity, on top of USB as well as HDMI options. The Zenbook UX31 runs on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and also carries 2 in 1 card reader.

3.  Laptop: MacBook Air 13-inch

Availability:Apple Inc.

Price:$1,235

Designed and developed by the world’s foremost technology company, Apple Inc. the Macbook Air 13inch is the very best of the Macbook family and incorporates the most stunning tech specs ever to have been released from Apple. The Macbook Air 13inch as the name suggests sports a 13 inch high resolution LED widescreen display and this fabulous notebook has been embedded with cutting edge Intel HD Graphics 3000 that provides up to 348MB of graphics memory. A dream of every geek across the planet, the MacBook Air 13-inch is powered by dual-core Intel Core i5 1.7Ghz, while this processing power is equally complemented with 4GB of DDR3 RAM.  For storing your important files and multimedia content, Apple is offering a choice between a 125GB and 256GB flash storage drive. The MacBook Air also features a Thunderbolt port, one SD Card slot, wifi and Bluetooth connectivity along with a Facetime camera for video calling.

4.  Laptop: HP Envy 17 3D

Availability: Hewlett Packard (December 7th, 2011)

Price: $1,600

Embracing the expansive 3D revolution, one of the foremost technology companies, Hewlett Packard (HP) has now brought an all new state of the art laptop, which is a perfect fit as a gift for geeks this holiday season. The all new HP Envy 17 3D features a large 17.3 inch Full HD LED display with 3D capabilities with a 1920×1080 resolution and this exciting laptop also offers the users a choice between a DVD burner or a Blu-ray player. The Envy 17 3D is powered by a 2nd generation Intel Core i7 2.3GHz processor and comes packed with up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Running Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, this high performance notebook promises stunning graphics, with the inclusion of a 1GB DDR5 ATI Radeon HD 6850M Graphics card. The HP Envy 17 3D features a minimum of 128GB SSD or a 1TB conventional hard drive, along with a backlit keyboard and wifi as well as Bluetooth connectivity. For 3D purposes, HP is even offering a HP 3D Active Shutter Glasses in the accessories category, while the notebook has been embedded with a HP TrueVision HD webcam and a 5 in 1 digital media reader.

5.  Laptop: Sony VAIO Z Series

Availability: Sony Corporation

Price: $1,796

One of the most renowned names in consumer electronics and the makers of some of the most remarkable luxury laptops, Sony, via its flagship Sony VAIO has now introduced a perfect laptop for the ones who don’t have problem in spending money on electronics. The all new Sony VAIO Z Series is perhaps not of the most rocking laptops in the markets right now and provide the very best of both aesthetics as well as high performance. The VAIO Z Series comes in an elegant form factor and is powered by a 2nd generation Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz processor and this awesome machine is fully complemented by 4GB of DDR3 RAM, which can be further upgraded to 8GB.  The entry level VAIO Z Series sports dual 64GB SSD which combine to become 128GB worth of secured storage space. Running on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS, the VAIO Z features 13.1 inch LED display, while also featuring a built-in HD camera,  biometric fingerprint sensor and Bluetooth as well as wifi connectivity.

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