Best gadgets to buy for the holidays

By Nick Mojica

 

HTC One X +
Nexus 7

Nexus 7

The HTC One X + is the follow up phone to the HTC One X, one of this year’s hottest phones. The One X + runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The design of the phone is the exact same as the original One X. Since the phone runs on Android’s Jelly Bean 4.1, nick named “Project Butter”, the phone runs very fast. The phone also has a faster processor and better battery life.

Nexus 7 

The Nexus 7 is Google’s foray into the 7 inch tablet market. Released to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire, the Nexus 7 is the best 7 inch tablet on the market. Made by Asus in partnership with Google, the Nexus 7 boasts a beautiful screen that is capable of handling high end graphics. The Nexus 7 comes as 16GB or 32GB model for $200 and $250, respectively.

iPad Mini

If you have a little more money to spend, the iPad Mini might be your choice for a mini tablet. The iPad Mini is basically the same as its bigger counterpart minus the Retina display and A6x processor. But that doesn’t mean the iPad Mini runs slow. The dual core A5 processor still means iOS6 runs smoothly on the mini. The Mini also features a front facing camera as well as a rear camera.

Wii U

Wii U

Wii U

The Wii U is Nintendo’s new follow up console. The Wii U is Nintendo’s first system to have HD graphics and has 2GB of memory on the console. The console also features internal flash storage and comes in two versions. The basic version comes with 8 GB of internal flash storage, while the deluxe version comes 32GB of internal flash storage. The biggest selling point of the Wii U is its new controller. Called, the Wii U GamePad, the controller features a touchscreen that also shows the gameplay. While playing games on a TV, you turn off the TV and continue playing the game on the GamePad.


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