I am not a big fan of gifts. Well, I actually love to give gifts, but I have a hard time receiving them. I never like that awkward moment of surprise when I’m taken off guard or the moment that follows when I try to decide what the gift-giver was thinking. Gifts that are useful are always a safe bet with me, so these Mother’s Day gift ideas from Microsoft are perfect. Husbands? Take note.
The Asus Zenbook UX31: Enjoy the perfect combination of mobile elegance and ultra-fast performance with the Zenbook UX31. With HD graphics on the 13.3” display, this Zenbook’s razor-thin edges, curved center section and new rose gold color provide beauty and strength in complete balance and harmony. Purchase this PC online at the MicrosoftStore.com for $1499
Lenovo U300: Style and Responsivness: Combine your impeccable sense of style and your need for substance with a laptop that showcases exquisite design and smart innovations.Purchase online at the MicrosoftStore.com for $1199
Sony Vaio E: Whether open or closed, the VAIO® E Series laptop is irresistibly tempting to touch. Go right ahead; the diamond-shaped pattern embossed on the lid and matching palm rests is not only alluring, it’s fingerprint-free. Offered in two sizes—14″ and 15.5″—and four distinctive colors, the E Series draws you in with its sweet aesthetics, but holds your attention with a luxe feature set and the smarts to tackle any task. Purchase this PC online for $459
Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Artist Series: Show your mom you care this year with a mouse that reflects her personal style. The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Artist Series combines precision, portability and style with five new and original designs by featured artists Kenzo Minami, Sally Zou, SKWAK, Stina Persson and Tchmo. This device is the perfect mouse for moms on the go—it features a battery life of up to eight months, a plug-and-go transceiver and BlueTrack technology so she can work, browse and play on any surface. Price: $29.99
Arc Touch Mouse—Oh Joy! Edition: The Arc Touch Mouse is the first mouse designed to flatten for portability and pop up for comfort, making it ideal for moms on the go. Scrolling is faster and easier with a touch scroll strip, where the flick of a finger starts hyper-fast scrolling and a simple tap brings it to a stop. Featuring a pattern designed by Joy Deangdeelert Cho, the Oh Joy! Edition combines playful florals with rich metallic for a mix of sophisticated whimsy, making it the ideal gadget for this spring season. Price: $59.95
And drumroll please….my personal favorite…
HP Omni 27: Simply powerful and incredibly big—the HP Omni 27 has HP’s biggest and best screen yet. The all new deisgn of this distinctive all-in-one PC features a simple profile and a beautiful edge-to-edlge glasss monitor. Purchase this PC online for $1199.99
This post was written in conjunction with my participation in the Windows Champions program. Windows Champions are bloggers who are hand-selected to work with Microsoft Windows. As part of this arrangement, they have been loaned a Windows 7 PC for the course of year and are given the opportunity to learn about Windows and Microsoft products. I have not received monetary compensation in exchange for this post. All technology envy is my own.