Christmas Gift Recommendation No. 1 — Laptops

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We’ve barely thrown away the rancid pumpkins and are still working on polishing off those leftover Smarties, but it’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts. And since you’ll want to be on the lookout for the best deals possible, we’ll be publishing a few articles with gift ideas for the loved ones on your list.

Our first suggestion: a laptop. A laptop is a great gift for anyone in the family. And since prices have come down dramatically in recent years, they are a more practical gift than you might think. Let’s take a look at why a laptop might just be the perfect present under the tree on Christmas morning.

A gift for Mom

A laptop is the perfect gift for mothers. A laptop wirelessly connected to the Internet can be the perfect addition to a busy mother’s day. She can look up recipes from the kitchen, write in her journal from the comfort of bed, listen to music on the back patio, or escape into a dark closet to watch her favorite show on Hulu ... without the constant interruptions.

Checking e-mails, blogging, shopping, reading the news, and many other tasks become even easier than before. No matter where she is, Mom will always be connected to the world ... unless she is in the closet watching “Lost.”

A gift for teenagers

Teenagers are difficult to shop for. They have a very clear set of standards that are often not clear to the rest of us. What was cool last year may make them the laughing-stock of home room this year. To avoid any confusion, get them a laptop. They’ll love the flexibility and uniqueness of having a laptop at their disposal.

They’ll be able to do things like download guitar music, watch movies, or even ... gasp ... do homework without waiting in line. The possibilities are endless.

If you are getting a laptop for teenagers, however, be sure to put adequate security and safety measures in place. Set the expectation that their computer will be subject to the same filters and protections used on your home computer, and that private use will be monitored for their safety.

A gift for the whole family

Having an extra computer in the home can make everyone’s lives much easier. No waiting to post on Facebook. No more fights over whose turn it is to check e-mail. No more excuses about why homework wasn’t done. But having a laptop in the home opens up even more possibilities ...

Long car rides can turn into movie marathons. The back yard can turn into a movie theater with the addition of an inexpensive projector. The kid’s bedroom can become a dance studio, equipped with songs and even practice videos.

This Christmas is the perfect time to bring a laptop into your home. And if you need help in your decision, feel free to give us a call at (928) 468-0000.

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