The 2010 Gizmodo Gift Guide: Computing

Tablets are going to be the hot gift this Christmas, but that doesn't mean the gift of computing is all about Apple. Here are the best computing gifts going this Christmas season.

Best

Apple iPad,From $629 Whether you love or hate Apple, you can't deny that the iPad is still selling like hotcakes after its launch earlier this year. With the recent iOS update, expect even more letters to Santa to have this at the top of the list. [Apple]

Samsung Galaxy Tab,$999 It's seven inches big, doubles as a phone and runs Froyo. That's a pretty convincing argument for a tablet, although that price tag might turn you off buying it as a gift for anyone other than yourself... [Samsung]

Asus VX6 Lamborghini Notebook, From $899 If you're after a high performance machine at a relatively low cost and badged with the iconic decadence of a Lamborghini as a gift, then this is the laptop for you. With NVIDIA ion grphics, dual core atom processor and a 12-inch HD display, The VX6 is both gorgeous and (relatively) powerful. [Asus]

Budget

Telstra T-Touch Tab, $299 Sure, the resistive touchscreen is a mild form of torture compared to the joys of capacitive touchscreens, but an Android 2.1 tablet for under $300 is a bargain no matter the screen technology. [Telstra]

Optus My Tab,$279 Like Telstra, Optus thinks there's a real market for the sub-$300 resistive screen tablet. whether they're right is still to be seen, but if you're looking for a budget computing gift, they probably don't get much cheaper. [Optus]

Dell Vostro V130,From $899 Running an Intel ULV processor and boasting 13-inches of screen real estate, the Vostro may be targeted towards businesses but is an ideal option for a Windows 7 PC for the home as well. Which is what makes it a great looking and performing gift. [Dell]

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