Moms, Dads & Grads Buyer’s Guide 2010

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Has Dad been dropping hints that he’d really like an iPhone this year rather than another “#1 Dad” mug? Is your grad ready for a new notebook? Let the editors of TechnologyGuide.com help you pick the right camera, smartphone, printer, desktop or notebook, with our Moms, Dads, and Grads Buyer’s Guide.

You’ll find tech goodies to fit any budget along with our expert product reviews. They’ll get the right gift, and you’ll look like a tech guru. Go ahead and take all the credit we won’t tell.

 Desktops

We’ve built a list of our most highly rated desktops in every price range, meaning there’s a system on this list for you whether you’re looking to spend $500 or $5,000. (READ MORE)

 Digital Cameras

These days, everyone’s trying to save some cash. Thankfully, there are lots of great cameras out there in every price range, and we’ve put together a round-up of our favorite “best value” models. (READ MORE)

 Finding recession-beating tech deals

Times are tough right now, but shopping for the gadget lover in your life can still be affordable if you know where to look and what to look for. If you only have $50 to spend but don’t want to skimp on features, you’ll have the best luck finding low-cost, feature-rich devices in printers and smartphones. There are some surprisingly capable entry-level digital cameras available around the $100 mark, and for the first time, many consumer DSLRs are hovering around the $500 threshold. We’ve seen new budget options in laptops as well, with the netbook craze bringing some excellent machines from respected manufacturers to market for as little as $350.

At the other end of the spectrum, high-school or college graduation is also a great time to consider a long-term investment with the purchase of a notebook or desktop. In this case, buying a slightly more expensive system that is built to last and will meet your graduate’s needs well into the future usually saves money in the long run. And with retailers doing everything in their power to convince consumers to make a major purchase this year, now is also an excellent time to do a little bargain hunting with more expensive configurations.

 

 Notebooks

Whether you’re waiting until the last minute to pick out your Mother’s Day gift, trying to find an early Father’s Day present, or searching for a laptop for your kid’s graduation, you can relax: We’ve got our top picks all in one place. (READ MORE)

 Printers

Printers are some of the best tech gift deals around, with many new models retailing well under $100. So what are you waiting for? Go on, find the perfect printer for your mom, dad, or grad. (READ MORE)

 Smartphones

Full-featured phones for $50? iPhones or Droids for under $100? Believe it! We’ve got the line the hottest phones and the hottest deals for your on-the-go parent or grad in our mobile tech buyer’s guide. (READ MORE)

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