Tom's Hardware Holiday Gift Guide 2013

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Fritz Nelson

Fritz Nelson is the Editor-in-Chief of Tom's Hardware US. He oversees the editorial arms of both Tom’s Hardware US and AnandTech.

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  • Nuclear101
    Honey, I got us some new stuff for Christmas ;) Great :D what did you buy? All of this (...) How much did you spend? Couple ten thousand dollars... ?!??!!
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  • LORD_ORION
    Didn't look at the items...no models showcasing them.
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  • Hellbound
    I miss the models.. Nothing like seeing wonderful products held by beautiful women.
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  • xkm1948
    Where was that beautiful girl?? I was looking forward for that!
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  • vmem
    and so it begins

    where are the girls?
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  • vmem
    Anonymous said:
    Honey, I got us some new stuff for Christmas ;) Great :D what did you buy? All of this (...) How much did you spend? Couple ten thousand dollars... ?!??!!


    more like "Honey I bought all this stuff, and the store says all these girls came with the stuff free of charge. can we keep them please :D"
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  • McCPT
    Personally, I'm glad they've ditched the cheesy "pervy boys" direction of the models this year.
    Want to look at beautiful women? Go for it. No need to sexualise every random thing though.
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  • mouse24
    These gift ideas are pretty bad. Next time get someone who doesn't have huge amounts of disposable income do the gift ideas.
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  • chesteracorgi
    Neils, Do you include a fire extinguisher with the Tesla? It's not just an electric car it is a friggin fire hazard, and a joke as a product. Yeah, build a vehicle that has more detrimental impact on the environment than any internal combustion vehicle and sell it as "Green." The rare earths and heavy metals used to make the battery, not to mention the 7 year life of the battery (after which you have to spend another $30K-$50K to replace it), along with the coal fired electric needed to recharge makes electric vehicles anywhere from 4X to 10X dirtier than the dirtiest diesel.

    I guess, if you can afford it, you can conspicuously consume a symbol of environmentalism that costs more than the middle class home. Just like Al Gore jetting all around the world while asking that others relegate themselves to bicycles.
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  • ubercake
    No models this year? Just sad. Tom's may have appealed to a minority of the people on their high horses with their morals and what not who complain about the objectification of females (yet continue to look at the photos as they complain) on Tom's after they put down their swimsuit edition of SI and just finished "reading" their Maxim or other special publication that shows up in the mailbox in a discrete envelope, but fewer people will look at the list of items this year and fewer will return to look at the 2013 gift guide.

    Sex sells. This is a known fact. You do these products and their sales numbers a disservice by leaving the Tom's models out.

    Nothing will beat the 2012 gift guide if hunks of plastic and metal are all we have to look at for 2013. This is truly a sad day. Tom's I plead with you to add the models back to the gift guide.
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  • LaughALot
    Hay, I just turned 60, but I still like to objectify women. It's good for the heart.
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  • ubercake
    Anonymous said:
    Hay, I just turned 60, but I still like to objectify women. It's good for the heart.


    That's what I'm talking about!

    It's a solid marketing tactic. You appeal to basal instincts to grab and maintain an attention level. People are sexual by nature and there's nothing wrong with it.
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  • Conrad925
    So the models will be showcased in part 2?
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  • internetlad
    3000 dollar monitor, 300 dollar fryer, a [removed] car.

    Fritz Nelson apparently thinks IT techs make 200k/yr

    Watch the language. - G
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  • g-unit1111
    My dogs would seriously freak the ---- out if I bought that quad helicopter. :lol:
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  • RazberyBandit
    It seems I'm not the only one who expected beautiful models posing with incredible gadgetry...
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  • vertexx
    Nice ad placement. Had me completely fooled....

    Gyro Phantom Helicopter: $24.99

    And I thought - "Hey, I need to look at this gift guide for more ideas for the kids." Haha - joke is on me. The $24.99 Gyro Helicopter at Kohls is not quite the Black Sheep Discovery Quad Copter for $3000.

    Nice toys, but not a very practical gift guide IMO. I would think you guys could come up with more practical ideas that fit into more practical budgets - like Crash's - that was perfect.

    Also, timing BEFORE Black Friday would be nice!
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  • g-unit1111
    Anonymous said:
    It seems I'm not the only one who expected beautiful models posing with incredible gadgetry...


    Yeah where's the fail horn? :lol:
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  • lunyone
    Let's see what we should need:
    1) Good Looking Gal(s) to keep interest (simple thought I know, but expected on these each year)
    2) Technology that most can afford
    3) Computer parts that are <$500
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  • RedJaron
    Thanks for ditching the models. They're completely unnecessary. No moral or sexist reason, but I'd rather have the article focus on the item, not the skin.
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