Summer has just ended, so thinking about the holiday shopping season seems a bit too early. But you can’t start shopping for the holidays too early – there are many personal finance blogs that recommend shopping as early as possible to avoid overspending around Christmas. So, let’s start really early this year – let’s take a look at a few exciting products that many would probably like to see under the Christmas tree in 2018. Here they are.
Today, no matter if you pay at the grocery store or want to check out a Wild Jack review, the device you reach out for is a smartphone – and a new phone is something pretty much anyone would like to see under the Christmas tree or in a sock, depending on where you live. And there are quite a few new models that were recently released or will be released soon that will surely make someone’s holiday season a great one.
One of the most obvious is Apple’s upcoming iPhone – or better-said iPhones, as the Cupertino giant prepares to present several new models this year. By the time you read this, the phones (and maybe even a new iPad) will probably be already revealed – right now, in turn, all we have are speculations: the iPhone XS, the XS Plus, and the iPhone 9 (expected to be the cheapest of the three), a new Apple Watch, and a new iPad Pro, perhaps even a new MacBook Air. All of them would make a great holiday gift.
When it comes to Android phones, the range of products you’ll be able to choose from is even broader. Starting with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9, a massive phablet with amazing specs and an even more amazing screen, Huawei’s new Honor models led by the 8X with a 7″ screen and a massive, 5,000mAh battery, Google’s new Pixel handset, set to be released in October, rumoured to be focused on taking great pictures and getting back its headphone jack, and the list could go on seemingly forever.
And, as an unexpected surprise, Microsoft might finally reveal its foldable phone-tablet hybrid in time for the holiday shopping craze.
Huawei is best known for its smartphones – but like Apple, it’s not just a smartphone maker. The upcoming Huawei MateBook X Pro is, for example, a great choice that combines high performance (thanks to its 8th generation Intel CPU options, hyper-fast RAM, and high-speed SSD) and beauty (it has a 13.9″ LTPS touchscreen with a 3K resolution, its slim size) with its battery that ensures up to 12 hours of video playback. All this with a price that keeps it way below its competitors with similar specs – around $1800.
On the cheaper side, we find an Asus Chromebook – the small and stylish Chromebook Flip. Its hardware is perfect for work and fun – it has an energy-efficient Intel Core m3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, an all-metal body, and a 12.5 touchscreen. The best part is that it can be used both as a laptop and a tablet – it flips and switches modes on the fly. And its price is pretty decent, too – it will set you back under $500, even with a G-Suite subscription.
Between the two, you’ll find Samsung’s Notebook 9 with a 13.3″ full HD screen, combining the power of Intel’s Core i7 processor with the battery life of a champion – its 6,534mAh battery offers it a battery life of up to 20 hours. It has everything a modern-day laptop needs, from a fingerprint reader to an external battery pack and USB-C connectivity, to name just a few, not to mention its “squishy” keyboard that makes it very unique. And it can be yours for around $1,200 this holiday season.
These are, of course, just a handful of great choices to surprise your loved ones with this holiday season. What will you choose? Share in a comment below.