Welcome back to TechSpot's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! All of this year's tech gift recommendations are coming individually from our staff members and editors with their own picks on gifts they would like to receive or give. Julio is our founder and executive editor, he's usually the one pulling the strings to make a certain review or feature happen on time, while providing content direction around the site day in and day out.
We found the hotly anticipated Battlefield 4 now shipping with a bonus $25 gift card! NewEgg is also running a huge discount on the popular Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD, but it won't last long either.
Flash performance and endurance is a tricky subject, and yet Samsung's flagship, the SSD 840 Pro remains one of the best in both categories.
Having aced its attempts at speed and durability, Samsung seems focused on solving flash's biggest sacrifices: size and affordability. Its new SSD 840 Evo lineup has models spanning from 120GB to 1TB, with the largest costing only $0.65 per gigabyte thanks to its use of TLC NAND.
Our top pick today is the Dell P2314T 23" 1080p multi-touch 1080p monitor with IPS panel, now available with a massive $150 Dell e-gift card. We also found the innovative XPS 12 convertible 12" 1080p ultrabook with touchscreen and Haswell processors with a very rare coupon code.
Topping our lists as one of the best bargain laptop deals ever, right now you can grab a 17" Inspiron 17 laptop with Core i3 and in-home warranty for only $399.99. Students will want to snag the bundle deal that includes Microsoft Office 365, 1 year Xbox Live Gold membership, and a $25 Dell e-gift card for just $99.99.
Thursday tech deals: Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 $180, Samsung 840 EVO SSD 120GB $99, Imation Pocket Pro 64GB $40
Our deal juices are flowing today and at the top of our lists is a quad-core Android 4.2 tablet from Lenovo running just $179 after a big old coupon. We also found a tiny USB 3.0 flash drive with a huge 64GB of storage, coming in a hair under the $40 mark.