Black Friday 2017 Tech Editor's Gift Picks over $1,000
Acer Predator Z35P with NVIDIA G-Sync - Starting at $1,019.07
If you've got a powerful graphics card, pairing it to an equally high-end display is a must. The Acer Predator X35p has a fast 100Hz refresh rate with NVIDIA G-SYNC support to eliminate any unwanted tearing or jerkiness. It is outfitted with a gorgeous, 35" QHD Curved 1800R UltraWide screen with native resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels and it offers a brightness rating of up to 300-nits. All told, the Acer Predator Z35[ is ideal for gamers with its fast refresh rate, response time, and wide aspect ratio.
Canon 80D - Starting at $1,049.00
One of our favorite DSLR cameras on the market today is the Canon 80D. With 45 dual-pixel auto focus targets, it focuses quickly, and takes ultra-sharp, high resolution pictures with its 24.2 Megapixel sensor. There are a wide range of lenses available for Canon DSLR cameras for virtually every budget as well, and it is a fantastic camera for taking 1080p60 HD video. The 80D also has NFC and Wi-Fi built-in, which makes it easy to use your smartphone to upload to social media or even use it as a remote. It takes good low light shots (ISO 100 to 25600) and its fast Image Processor and large frame buffer can handle 7FPS RAW captures for over three seconds (24 frames).
Microsoft Surface Pro - Starting at $1,136.96
The Microsoft Surface Pro is easily one of the best 2-in-1, convertible devices currently available. The model linked here is equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300U (2-Cores, 4 Threads, 3MB Cache, 2.6GHz to 3.5GHz), 8GB of LPDDR3 1866MHz memory, and a 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD, but there are a wide range of configurations options available, including Core i7-based models. The Surface Pro is thin and light, extremely quiet (or silent in the case of passively-cooled model) and it offers strong battery life as well. You can read the full review of the most recent model right here.
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