Weekend Open Forum: What do you want for Christmas?

By on November 6, 2010, 1:15 AM
Alright folks, it's crunch time. There's less than two months (49 days for those counting) until Christmas morning, and we know many of you are scrambling for gift ideas -- we are too. It can be nearly impossible to find the perfect present for that special geek in your life and we hope to ease the process with our annual holiday gift guide. Due to be published by mid-November, the guide includes many of today's coolest gadgets and electronics spanning all budgets.


While that should help you find items for your friends and family, we want to give you an opportunity to tell the world what you'd like for Christmas this year -- whether it's an iPad, a big screen TV or good health and well-being. To get things rolling, we've collected answers from some of the TS staff. Julio hopes to receive a Logitech diNovo Mini and a new HTPC, Steve wants a lawnmower, and Jose plans to spend time at a ski resort with his wife. How about you?
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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

What do I want for Christmas? Well, winning the lottery would be nice.

But if not that, I'll take a Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" monitor, thanks.

princeton princeton said:

Well if anyone wants to... Was my birthday oct 30 and xmas is coming up. I could sure use a used iphone to replace my pre

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

A Red Ryder BB Gun app for my phone. =)

But I think a 120 GB SSD might do the trick.

klepto12 klepto12, TechSpot Paladin, said:

A new videocard would make me oh so happy but a 55" tv would be nice

Brock Samson said:

A new wife.

Seriously a new wife... but I would also take a 3g ipad. Flight control is so addicting!!!

More time in the bathroom!!!

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

A motherboard/CPU/ram combo would be niccceeee...

But on the cheaper side, a raid controller card would be nice because software raid sucks...

Cueto_99 said:

I'd love an Amd 6970!, but probably won't get one... So I'll just get myself a new case, maybe one of those HAF...

ruben1992 said:

6970 & CM692 case.

---agissi--- ---agissi---, TechSpot Paladin, said:

A good job, then a Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" monitor provided its as beautiful a display as the big huge 28 or 30" Mac LCDs are.

Timonius Timonius said:

gwailo247 said:

A Red Ryder BB Gun app for my phone. =)

You'll shoot your eye out!

I would love a brand new Monitor.

Afroaggie said:

Well my wife and I are playing around the idea of getting a nice 50 inch plasma for Christmas, but me personally I could go for a new graphics card or maybe an ssd

Quinneypoo said:

I want a new 13" MacBook pro. It's $1200 but i'm going to pay for half of it

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

A decent looking, good performing mini itx case/motherboard/processor/ram combo so I can finally rebuild my xbmc pc.

UT66 said:

HD6970...

or

HD6950 ....

or

GTX460...

or

chocolate (dark)

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I want a girlfriend whose name doesn't end in .jpg..... Oh, and an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

An Apple Mac server......this one to be exact

(Didn't think I really wanted to join Job's mob did ya?)

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

God I fail... I should have read the comments before posting... Gwailo beat me to the punch.

hellokitty[hk] hellokitty[hk], I'm a TechSpot Evangelist, said:

Eh...a mouse pad.

A good one.

And some JVC RX-700's.

dustin_ds3000 dustin_ds3000, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I will be spending the time i have left with my family, on January 4th, i will be going to basic training for the US Army.

Mushroom said:

The fastest broadband available

mccartercar said:

How about a full driving simulator equipped with a g25 wheel, pedals and shifter; full force feedback via pnuematics and hydraulics with full rotational axis rails that can complete 360 degree movements in every direction and multi point suspension emulation. All topped off with 3 monitors inside running in eyefinity one front and two sides for periphereal view and with full dash gauges mounted physically all scripted to run in rigs of rods and any other racing/driving open sourced/closed source game.

spyx said:

hmmm well i would say either a xbox 360 250gb (slim) with or without kinect OR a gaming laptop OR .....dont really know thats basically it......but Im not realy a Christmas guy,,,,

walliot walliot said:

Odd as it may seem, I'm perfectly happy with my life. Not really missing out on anything. Sure, upgrades are thrilling but I think I'll miss a proper family dinner most.

Anyone else here 17?

Got a $80 pair of Pioneer headphones that I've been saving up and I feel it's christmas already X)

Swanen said:

Somthing that can show 3d movies at home.

sMILEY4ever said:

A wide monitor..

ghostza said:

One Million Rand would be nice , else a new 6 core intel rig with Amd 6890 screen card and 32" screen

7410xas said:

i'd like to go back in time... yeah

Recipe7 Recipe7 said:

School to end!

Alster37 Alster37 said:

A hd 6870 will do me thanks, along with medal of honour and fable 3.

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

neoflux said:

Diablo 3...

Couldn't find better! If Blizzard release it, i don't care how much i'm buying it (already pre-ordered :P) ...

well to look for something more probable & humanly possible, i'll go for the lotto

cheers!

AdrianYi said:

A miracle: Half-Life 2 Episode 3. Oh and some snow please....

g4mer said:

New CPU or PC will be good.

BMfan BMfan said:

All i want for the holidays is GT5.

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Peace on earth (awwwww).......Although if thats not possible Santa, i'll have a Core i7 please

Thanks Santa.

PS: I know where you live, so don't piss about....Elv's break easy matey boy!

PPS:Thanks again Santa.

FransB said:

Just give me something nice! :P

Puiu Puiu said:

i want a better laptop. the one i have isn't that bad but it has intel IGP so no good games for me on it. Or a new bad ass PC

fpsgamerJR62 said:

Medal of Honor, Call of Duty : Black Ops and a new Core i7 PC with dual GTX580s, 12 GB DDR3, 240 MB SSD boot drive, a pair of 2-Terabyte HDs for data storage and finally a trio of 24" HD LCD monitors.

My version of Gamer Heaven

Guest said:

New front teeth

No, seriously, my front teeth are really crooked! LOL!!!!!

ryan29121 said:

I would like to win the Techspot contest. Or I would settle for a 55" TV.

Decimae said:

Semi-realistically I'd like a 22' monitor; but since we're probably celebrating "sinterklaas" a bit too, that's way above the budget.

I think I'd like a settlers of catan expansion set.

KG363 KG363 said:

Call of duty, fallout, zune hd 32, inception, shoes, clothes

Guest said:

the girl from the image lol

blimp01 said:

definetly and i7 haha

nismo91 said:

42" LCD TV for me. my 15" entertainment laptop are getting smaller and smaller from afar. lol

zogo said:

Only Elder Scrolls V and a weekend at a ski resort!

I will manage about everything else

shortie said:

I want everything

Wildcatter said:

I need a whole new system, all the better to play Civ 5. i5 with a GTS 450 would be nice.

ackack47 said:

Notion Ink Adam maybe? Or a OCZ Vertex 2 120gb SSD would be sweet to go along with my new Clevo x7200.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I want an alienware notebook =)

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