Well, I've just been informed by my mom that she's going to get me gifts for graduating college. Same deal went for my brother, he blew it all on a $2k laptop. So I have somewhere around that price range total so as to be fair.
The thing is, I'd prefer smaller items, and dont need a beefy laptop as I just bought a desktop. Besides getting a nice new monitor, I've been thinking long and hard about something close to an Eee PC.
I want a device to serve as a complement to my desktop, the same way my old iBook did when I came to college. I prefer working at a desk with a noisy tower and big keyboard, it's just how I am.
At first I was set on an Eee PC, then a Cloudbook, which apparently turned out sucking, so back to an Eee. Then I saw the Nokia Internet Tablets (N800, N810), and while the N810 is $400, the N800 is like $230 on Amazon (I'm very price conscious), and seems to do all the same things except doesnt have a physical keyboard (I would like to have one), and lacks the GPS, which I also would like, but apparently the N810's version is slow. Does anyone have any of these devices? I know people have the Eee and have heard great things, so I'm leaning towards that (and I know updated models will be out), but getting the cheaper N800 would leave more money for other things. There's also the possibility for the iPod Touch/iPhone, but it's too expensive for me, and I've been slowly backing away from Apple for awhile now. If you took a look at my desk and peripherals, you'd see a Microsoft fanboy. For the internet machine, my cap would sit around $400.
I guess this thread is just about getting some ideas thrown around about totally awesome gadgets that any geek would like. Besides a monitor (22"), I would like a portable internet device, and probably a dSLR camera.
I already own all the gaming systems, so besides having more stuff added to my backlog, I'm running out of ideas on stuff I should ask for. Anyways, it's Christmas in May, so help me out. Thanks.
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