Holiday Guide 2014

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Holiday shoppers will spend a whopping $33.6 billion on tech this year, including tablets, smartphones, and notebooks, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. With numbers like that, it’s certain that too many gift givers are going to buy the wrong laptop, pay too much for a tablet, or snag a subpar smartphone.

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At TechnologyGuide, we simply can’t have that. We know that there are way too many tech choices for holiday shopping, and Black Friday sales are littered with junk retailers are trying to get rid of, which is why we’re ready to dole out the best holiday shopping buying advice.

We’ve spent the last 365 days testing out the same notebooks, smartphones, tablets, and wearables you’ll be considering this holiday season. Sure, any big box employee can point out the best (or most expensive) option, but what about the best device for your needs? The difference can literally be hundreds of dollars.

So check out the 2014 TechnologyGuide Holiday Guide and Black Friday coverage. Let us help you make the best possible holiday buying decision. 

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