11 Amazing Tech Gifts

A Holiday Gift Guide for all the techies on your list

Tablets

iPad

iPad

Apple iPad 4th Generation

The iPad is the easy choice in this category. Apple’s tablet reinvented a sector that, until the iPad, relied on desktop Windows and stylus input, not to mention often staid and business-like hardware. In its fourth iteration, the iPad continues the subdued, simple success of its predecessors, mixing a new processor, improved graphics, 10-hour battery life, 1080p video with image stabilization, dual-band Wi-Fi, LTE and, naturally, the much-lauded Retina Display. Its 2048×1536 resolution and deep color saturation make it one of the best on any mobile device, and a genuine pleasure to navigate. Whether iOS’s limitations are to your taste or not, the iPad is indisputably the go-to tablet for high-quality apps. Price is its only major downside, starting at $499 for 16GB, with LTE models starting at $629 for 16GB of storage.

Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's managing editor. He is usually found with a game controller in one hand and a smartphone in the other, and can be reached at rmarr@metroweekly.com.

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