Weekend Open Forum: What's on your Christmas wish list? Santa is a TechSpot regular

By on December 4, 2009, 8:10 PM
Christmas is now just around the corner. While you may have missed this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, there are still a few short weeks to finish your shopping. While the holiday season is not just about gifts, to most of us it's about family and saying thank you, which takes us back to the gift thing.

In last week's WOF we asked you about your Black Friday experience and the awesome tech deals you found. Many of you took advantage of hard-to-pass bargains, buying goodies for yourself as well as friends and family.

This time around, we want to hear about all of the gizmos and gadgets you hope to find under the tree this year. Is there anything you desire most? Personally, I'm looking for a low-cost Blu-ray player with a few good movies to go along, and an iPod Touch or similar device to replace my current classic model that serves as a jukebox in my car.

It's also worth noting this will be the last post for our contest participants to partake in. Both of our current giveaways will officially close during the weekend. Good luck to everyone, and stay tuned for more giveaways.

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buttus said:

I am hoping for a notebook. See, I am a photographer and my side business is just starting to take off. I need a full fledged notebook in order to (a) upload my pics whilst onsite at a customers to see and show what I have captured thusfar and (b) have enough horsepower in it to use Photoshop adequately.

But this is a pipe dream as this year has been hard economically for my family and I (and many others out there) so I will accept the usual socks, underwear and ties with a smile and say "perfect....that is exactly what I needed".

Regenweald said:

Thanks to you guys, I have my eyes on too much of next years tech to be chomping at the bit for Christmas, maybe if it were in Q2 '10

I could put one of those Adata rugged drives to some good use though, maybe throw in a Paladin Tools pc repair kit. Come to think of it, I could probably throw in.....................

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

while the holiday season is not just about gifts, to most of us it's about family and saying thank you


Basher said:

New monitor. Preferably 28", LED backlit (I wish). My two 22" LCD's are showing their age. Color reproduction is getting worse, regardless of setting and back lights are dimming. My magic8 ball says, "Outlook is Bleak", so I won't be getting my hopes up.

Deso said:

I would love to get a Zune HD or a new computer with a cpu better then pentinum 4 lol

treeski treeski said:

I'm hoping for a new digital camera for my trip to Germany and a Zune HD 32gb.

That's about it

I have SO got to get started on my xmas shopping...

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

One of the new DX11 ATI video cards would be a real treat.

They're literally impossible to get right now.

Route44 Route44, TechSpot Ambassador, said:



I already got mine from the wife: Samsung 24" monitor! Been looking at a Samsung 40" LCD 1080 @120 refresh rate for the bedroom.

lfg18 said:

I'm looking forward for a notebook, I've been thinking about the new macbook, an HP DV6 with the core i7 or a dell studio 15 also with the core i7 processor, they have similar price tag, but I don't know which to chose, any suggestions?

I also would like to get a projector, and a new ipod haha

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

I'm hoping for some decent speakers. Im kind of tired of using earbuds with my desktop :/

Chazz said:

I am looking for some components for the pc that I will be builing in the future. Small components that will last me a while. Things like a power supply...or the HAF case. I don't really want any of the other things since I am waiting for the new intel chips, usb 3.0, lower SDD prices amongst other interesting technology and/or price drops.

Clrabbit said:

I always just ask for art stuff as gifts.

For a gift to myself though I'm thinking about picking up a Cintiq 21UX.

matchu said:

I want a really nice smart phone =)

I wouldn't mind an iPhone, but some of the HTC smartphones look really snazzy. Motorola's Droid looks awesome too.

AtK SpAdE AtK SpAdE, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

After using dual monitors at my work I really want another monitor for my home PC. Either that or a small cheap netbook when I travel.

Or a new lens for my camera.

Decisions Decisions.

codefeenix codefeenix said:

Not really hoping for anything specific this year, whatever I get will be fine with me.(Even if I get nothing.)

¼ of a hotdog ¼ of a hotdog said:

Hmmm I would like to get a Carcharclesmegoladon with a GAU-8 strapped to its head, as well as a rather large aquarium to put it in this Christmas. Yes yes I can picture it now...(Looks up to the right and starts day dreaming).







Whiffen Whiffen said:

Little things like a new desk and shelf are on the way, as for more big budget items I'm stuck choosing between these three.

Computer upgrade: Phenom II X4 3.2 Ghz, 5870, Blueray drive, HD monitor, PSU. ~1200$

HD TV: 40-50 inch. 800$-1500$

New lens for my 50D: 15-85 IS USM ~800$

Its a hard pick :S it really depends on the kind of sales on boxing day at this point, whatever I can save the most on is what I will get ^^

Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

A lonely 5870 would be nice to unwrap this year, but thats still alot to ask for. My PC upgrades are my own responsibility and sometimes is better that way. Other than that my computer is rather well equiped, and I really don't need much.

PS. I will be in the Carribean for two weeks starting on the 21st so Christmas will be rather uneventful.

anonemus said:

World peace and a video card better than my X1900XT is all I ask

Astro199 said:

i'm hoping for an unlocked nokia smartphone with wifi and a decent video card. one of the 5800 series would be nice to play on christmas but a 4770 is more than enough for my 19in monitor

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I want a UMID M2. It's still not out, and even when it comes out I probably won't buy it immediately buy it, but I'd love to get it. The more I think about it, the more it looks like just the kind of device I need.

nichitapavel said:

for me a brand new Desktop PC will be nice to found under Christmas tree and also a very cheap netbook but with incredible battery life, I am asking to much?

spikester48661 spikester48661 said:

new gaming pc or mobo & cpu and men,gpu for my old desktop pc.hope santa,s got big ears.

tonylukac said:

I'm converting all our family's old super 8 movies to dvd of my deceased relatives and giving my brother and my mother each a copy. Memories.

Fragrant Coit Fragrant Coit said:

A rich nymphomaniac whose dad owns a brewery

ken777 said:

I hope Santa brings me an ATI 5800 series video card.

BlackIrish said:

I would like a new notebook, something in between 12" and 14" with a good cpu :p

As accessories, I would like a Logitech Illuminated keyboard for my desktop, and a new wireless n router if I get the notebook

ColdPreacher said:

Just got my motorcycle license so im asking for a Helmet and some gear. If Santa has enough space in his bag hopefully all the favors i banked in from my family will pitch in. But i really dont care what i get i like being with family.

Guest said:

A 23-24" 1080p monitor (So I can use my tv for what it's for.. tv), couple 6ft hdmi cables, and (what I am "hopefully" buying for myself) a cpu cooler for my Phenom II 550 w/ unlocked 3rd/4th core.

Technochicken Technochicken, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I already know what I'm getting, and in the first time in the last few yeas it is not computer related:p Various people in my family are chipping in for a new track wheelset and crank for my bike so I can convert it to a fixie.

gamerguy53 said:

Sony VAIO FW w/ 2.5 GHZ C2D, 1920/1080 screen, blu ray reader ect

levar said:

a new watch and a new wallet. Thats all.

Vicenarian said:

I want a netbook.

UglyChild said:

This Xmas, i would like to find Keys to a new Audi S4 under the tree.

pbartman said:

All I was looking for was a 26" Samsung TV for my bedroom. Just want to get rid of all the tube TV's in the house. You know save money and the Earth, plus finally go HD.

foreverzero89 said:

i want a wideband sensor for the car.

TheDumbass said:

new hard drive atleast 1t big

my last is getting full bought it at the end of summer

Guest said:

SteelSeries Siberia v2 White

IvanAwfulitch IvanAwfulitch said:

In all honesty, I just want a job. A secure one. With good pay and benefits. Give me that, and I'll buy all of you a 59xx series ATI card if I really hit it big.

JMMD JMMD, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I would love to build a new gaming PC but I continue to put it off while I watch the prices continue to fall.

LNCPapa LNCPapa said:

8 * 2TB drives that will work with my RAID controller so I can replace my current array. Maybe a Radeon 5970 also.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Also not Christmas list, since won't be out till January, the Fujitsu Lifebook UH900 may be an alternative to that UMID M2 I want. Will have to wait and see.

Concorde said:

Pushing 70 years old I would really like to stay in good health in body and mind. The computer really has helped to keep the mind active, just need to learn now how to sit properly and avoid 'Rsi'. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Sixrealms said:

I'd love to get a new computer but instead I'm just going to get a Slim PS3 when I get my Xmas bonus next week. The only new game I'm gettin is Tekken 6 and the rest are some games from 06 or 07 since I'm cheap like that

Xecutor Xecutor said:

I'd like to wish all techspot members a merry, safe and melodious coming xmas and holiday season; as for what's on my wishlist? Hmmm.

I have been thinking about upgrading my comp to a core i7 860 and a nice Asus board to go with it:

Here is what my eyes have been leering on for a while!


Core i7 860 2.80GHz

ASUS P7P55 Deluxe Motherboard

Only that would make my xmas THE best xmas of all time!

I currently own an AMD athlon 64 x2 4400+ 2.3GHz on a micro-ATX M2A-VM asus board... It's getting old. I wish that my wish comes true!!

DarKSeeD DarKSeeD said:

I'd like a whole new system (motherboard+cpu+memory+video card), even my actual is not that bad but since all my income goes into building the house I currently live in and mortgage and other stuff related to that, I can forget upgrading. At least a new monitor, full HD, will be enough. But all the money I've saved so far will go into buying presents for my loved ones and leave my desires for upgrades go on to the next year.

That said I wish you all Happy Holidays and may the most of your dreams come true but best off all I wish you to be healthy and thankful for each day spent on this planet. I know I am!

muljator said:

i would like a ps3, and lcd tv, but i doubt i'll get any of those.

well, big milka chocolate is ok too

Flannelwarrior said:

I'd like to buy my desktop a new case because it's been running a fever. My current case (Antec Sonata III) doesn't seem to have quite enough airflow. I want a monstrously large case that I can throw another 120mm fan in.

I'd also like a Netbook (maybe a Samsung one).

That's about it as far as my wishlist goes. But unless I buy them for myself (like last year when I bought myself a gaming mouse and a LCD monitor), I won't be receiving these gifts this year

Richy2k9 said:

Dear Santa,

like i said in my former later, i've been a good boy & did all my duties. I upgraded my PS3 hdd, already got myself Trine & Stargate Blu-ray, i'm now looking for MK Shaolin Monks NTSC J, will hopefully have my Uncharted 2 delivered. I'm also hoping to redeem for Assassin's Creed II & Modern Warfare 2, this is all gaming side.

Moreover as i've been really really good, i shall get myself a new PC gaming rig so that i can make use of the week-end deals on some great sites, i just hope you could also do something for me to win some online contests & maybe find the right items, thanks to techspot & other sites.

Now let me go do some more good deeds by answering the posts on some blogs & donating some charity organization, well i already did so. Now i also wish could win the lotto

thank you


yangly18 yangly18 said:

lookin to get a new desktop, with usb 3.0! perhaps get a real nice system setup so i can play MW:2 online....

Also, getting windows 7 on my current laptop and desktop. oh, and also a 2Tb drive so I make sure all my goodies are backed up.

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