11 Amazing Tech Gifts

A Holiday Gift Guide for all the techies on your list

Tablets

Nexus

Google Nexus 10


Google Nexus 10

Made by Samsung for Google, the Nexus 10 has the highest-resolution display of any current tablet, which, at 2560×1600, easily bests the iPad for detail and clarity. Its 16:10 aspect ratio lends itself favorably to watching TV and films on the device, and websites look incredibly sharp on the pixel-dense display. Powered by Samsung’s brand new A15 CPU, paired with quad-core graphics, the Nexus 10 will breeze through tasks with ease. Android lacks the number of tablet-specific apps that iOS boasts, but the Nexus 10 comes with stock Android, and the full benefits of Google’s ecosystem — integrated YouTube, Gmail, Google Now and more. The tablet for those who love streaming Netflix, YouTube, film and TV in HD. Available from Google starting at $399 for a 16GB model.

Rhuaridh Marr is one of Metro Weekly's contributing editors and covers cars, technology, gaming and world news. 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.