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Tom's Hardware's 2012 Gift Guide, Part 2: For Gadget Geeks

Tom's Hardware's 2012 Gift Guide, Part 2: For Gadget Geeks
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Monitor: AOC I2757Fh

Welcome back!

In Part 2 of our 2012 gift guide, our three lovely models (Ashley, Hannah, and Vanessa) are set to help us sort through some of the peripherals, notebooks, gaming desktops, and appliances you can anticipate wrapping your arms around this season.

First up, this tantalizing triptych of AOC’s 27” LED monitor flagship, the I2757Fh, which you can find for as little as $270. What do lace-clad legs and monitors have in common? Not much, save for both being impressively trim. The IPS panel is only 10.6 mm slim and, best of all, the bezel is a mere 5.8 mm, making it a phenomenal fit for AMD's Eyefinity and Nvidia's Surround multi-display technologies.

Energy-friendly and armed with a pair of 4 W integrated speakers, the I2757Fh specifies a 5 ms response time, 250 cd/m2 typical brightness, and a 1920x1080 native resolution. Dual HDMI and one VGA input make this a screen for all occasions. Of course, we'd love it if these screens gave us 2560x1440 each, but we're using them in a tripe-display array as an affordable way to run 5760x1080 for just over $800. Don’t be surprised to see our pursuit of value pop up again throughout our guide.

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    Wakester0 , November 29, 2012 3:24 AM
    Those are some great pictures of electronics. I'll go unlock the door now.
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    s3anister , November 29, 2012 3:18 AM
    With all the talk of high-res monitors and thunderbolt interfaces in the article you'd think all the beautiful pictures would be in high-resolution :D 
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    wolley74 , November 29, 2012 3:14 AM
    Corsair K90 > G710 in all aspects, and cheaper
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    s3anister , November 29, 2012 3:18 AM
    With all the talk of high-res monitors and thunderbolt interfaces in the article you'd think all the beautiful pictures would be in high-resolution :D 
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    halcyon , November 29, 2012 3:23 AM
    :( 
  • 29 Hide
    Wakester0 , November 29, 2012 3:24 AM
    Those are some great pictures of electronics. I'll go unlock the door now.
  • 6 Hide
    marshsmello , November 29, 2012 4:42 AM
    I want to be Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon when I grow up.
  • 4 Hide
    rdc85 , November 29, 2012 4:43 AM
    the keyboard sure looks good...
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    Novulux , November 29, 2012 5:39 AM
    wolley74Corsair K90 > G710 in all aspects, and cheaper


    Not if you like Cherry MX Brown switches.
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    goodguy713 , November 29, 2012 7:17 AM
    very well done and classy work there the ladies look great ! lol +1 on the water cooler
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    th0m , November 29, 2012 8:22 AM
    Now that is a great gift guide! Thanks....I love Christmas!!
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    tpi2007 , November 29, 2012 9:26 AM
    I loved the last suggestion: a Raspberry Pi.

    I've been considering buying one since they recently upgraded the RAM to 512 MB. Should make for a fun and inexpensive computer. The possibilities are endless! You could even turn it into a media center to put next, or hidden behind or even attached to a TV.
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    Reynod , November 29, 2012 11:28 AM
    12 looks good ...

    Frnakly I was going to get a small NAS though I was considering just sticking a large USB HDD on to my Netgear DGN2200.

    Seems the cheap way out I guess??

    Any advice?
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    fullcircle_bflo , November 29, 2012 11:38 AM
    I wonder if these models have a sense of humor about this. Does Tom's ask for models from the agency that consider themselves nerds or do these models just roll their eyes and are like "You want me to pose with a keyboard?"
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    CaedenV , November 29, 2012 11:53 AM
    fullcircle_bfloI wonder if these models have a sense of humor about this. Does Tom's ask for models from the agency that consider themselves nerds or do these models just roll their eyes and are like "You want me to pose with a keyboard?"

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6552-Original-Geek-Girl
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    mayankleoboy1 , November 29, 2012 11:54 AM
    Anyone else here thinks that these models should pose with the Toms story writes and the Hardware ?
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    Anonymous , November 29, 2012 2:36 PM
    this ladies are smoooookin! nice job on the talent picking Tom's.. Would love to have that job
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    atmos929 , November 29, 2012 3:02 PM
    #9 is probably the only one that looks a bit artistic... the rest, to be honest, ladies are hot, but pictures are almost a parody :D ... that of course we all appreciate
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    halcyon , November 29, 2012 3:49 PM
    This wouldn't have been less interesting to me without the models. Yes, of course they're attractive but completely unnecessary for the content. I do hope they were payed well.
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    Nossy , November 29, 2012 4:42 PM
    I wanna be that HP printer.
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    Combat Wombat , November 29, 2012 8:06 PM
    They should be in Christmas costumes!
    AOC Right up the front, GG
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    samuelspark , November 29, 2012 9:57 PM
    wolley74Corsair K90 > G710 in all aspects, and cheaper


    Logitech warranty is THE best warranty.
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