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

By Matthew · 58 replies
Dec 4, 2009
  1. 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.

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  2. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    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".
  3. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    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.....................:)
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

  5. Basher

    Basher TS Rookie Posts: 54

    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.
  6. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 125

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

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    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...
  8. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

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

    They're literally impossible to get right now.
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    +1 :)

    I already got mine from the wife: Samsung 24" monitor! Been looking at a Samsung 40" LCD 1080 @120 refresh rate for the bedroom.
  10. lfg18

    lfg18 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    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
  11. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

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

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    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.
  13. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I always just ask for art stuff as gifts.

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

    matchu TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

    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.
  15. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    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.
  16. codefeenix

    codefeenix TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Not really hoping for anything specific this year, whatever I get will be fine with me.(Even if I get nothing.)
  17. ¼ of a hotdog

    ¼ of a hotdog TS Enthusiast Posts: 188

  18. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 235

    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 ^^
  19. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,829   +634

    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.
  20. anonemus

    anonemus TS Rookie

    World peace and a video card better than my X1900XT is all I ask :)
  21. Astro199

    Astro199 TS Rookie

    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
  22. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,383   +172

    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.
  23. nichitapavel

    nichitapavel TS Member Posts: 24

    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?
  24. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TS Enthusiast Posts: 101

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

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    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.
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