Microsoft’s Holiday Gift Guide

Holidays are here, and the stressing out begins, not knowing what to get that special someone is always tough but when that special person is a gadget lover it becomes a little more stressful. So many new Electronics have come out, so the guys a Microsoft have did their best to make to your holiday shopping little easier.

Lumia 920
Windows 8 Phones

What makes Windows 8 phones stand out against the rest? Live Tiles; with Windows live tiles, you can personalize your home screen to how you want it.

Nokia Lumia 920

The Sleek, stylish Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, including the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash.

With a 4.5 inch Nokia Pure Motion HD+ WXGA IPS LCD, Super Sensitive touch screen and powered by Windows 8 give you the ability to sync content between Windows Phone 8 smartphones, Windows 8-based PCs and tablets or Xbox means files, music, pictures and video can be accessed in whichever way is most convenient. Choose between four different colors, yellow, red, grey, white and black. I myself like the red Lumia 920.

Price: $449.99/ 2 year contract $49.99


Looking for the Perfect-fit the HTC 8x is truly the most comfortable phone you’ll ever hold. The phone fit’s perfectly in hand. Beats Audio give you the high-def sound you’ve come to love, music never sound so good. Of course the 8X has Windows popular Live Tiles. The ultra-unique matte finish comes in a variety of colors, choose from Red, Blue, Black and Yellow

Price: $199

Windows 8 Laptops

Looking for something practical but has the power you need to keep you going throughout the day? Here are the Windows 8 laptops that can give you just that.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
Style and flexibility best describe the Yoga 13. Powered with Windows 8 you have the options of Desk top and Windows with Live tiles. Yoga 13 comes with a 1.7GHz Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory, a 128GB SSD, and integrated graphics. Powering up the Yoga 13 takes seconds. You can customize the Live Tiles, set up your tiles in the order of what I wanted to be up-to-date with (i.e. e-mail, weather, social networks, and Xbox). You have Internet Explorer and Bing as search engines, along with the Microsoft Store. With the Yoga 13 being able to turn into a Tablet/Ultrabook whenever you want, you know have the best of both worlds.

Price: $999.99


Enjoy fast, easy, trusted Web browsing with Windows Internet Explorer. Go mobile and experience power and performance as fast-paced as you are. Great for multitasking.

You can keep your music, documents, and essentials in one place with , weighing in at 4,79 lbs.’ this is one easy-to-carry around notebook. The Envy’s battery life will keep you powered-up for 8 hours, and of course since it’s HP you also get Beats by Dre so you can hear the music just the way the artist intended.

Price: 549.99


Don’t feel like carrying around a laptop? Want a tablet that is just as powerful as a laptop? Check out the Windows 8 tablets that can do just that.

Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface

Microsoft’s first tablet truly stands out, not only does the tablet run smoothly but with its beautiful yet durable design you’ll sure to get notice. With the Surface you can choose between the Windows RT and with Windows 8 Pro. When you want to get something done, simply click in either Touch Cover—a unique and innovative pressure-sensitive keyboard that’s 3mm thin and doubles as a cover that protects your screen, and is available in a variety of colors so people can express their personal style choose from white, black, magenta, cyan and red (my favorite color)— or Type Cover choose which adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel that’s only 2mm more. Surface also comes with a full-size USB, enabling connectivity with literally hundreds of millions of devices, as well as a microSD card slot for adding almost limitless storage. The detachable keyboard comes in four different colors you choose the color that fits your personality.

Price: $499-699

Asus VivoTab RT

Asus Vivi Tab RT has 10.1-inch screen-inch, 1, and the system supports a Wacom stylus for note-taking and drawing along with 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Tegra 3. You also have an optional dock adds a keyboard, with extra battery life and USB ports.7-8. That includes a lot of web browsing, some Netflix watching, some email and messaging. VivoTab RT with Windows comes preloaded with Office Home & Student 2013 Preview for productivity at home and on the move. With its innovative tablet and mobile dock design, VivoTab RT delivers an excellent combination of performance and portability, both for work and play.

Price: $599.99

Stocking Stuffer

Wedge Mobile Mouse and Keyboard

Having a hard time figuring what type of stocking stuffer to get? I have one that everyone will love. Wedge Mobile Mouse and Keyboard is great for people who still have a hard time typing on a tablet. With the mouse all you have to do is tap no clicking. This Keyboard and mouse are designed to give speed the same speed you would get out of a laptop on PC keyboard.

Price: Mouse $79.95, Keyboard $89.95