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Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Christmas is here, and many people will be frantically flicking by pages online and off in hunt of a ideal gifts for their desired ones.

Computing has come to a rescue with a horde of excellent, and comparatively inexpensive gifts, so leave a socks, gratifying jumpers and bottles of eggnog unbought, and peruse a outline of a tip tech presents this yule.

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Nvidia Shield – £143

Don’t be burnt by a prior book of this illusory small console, a 2017 chronicle hits all a right notes. It now comes with a improved controller, a apart remote control, and many importantly, a resources of good content.

Firstly, a Nvidia Shield is one of a easiest ways we’ve come opposite of streaming digital calm onto your television, including streaming natively from within a presumably digital set. We attempted this on a Samsung ‘Smart’ TV, and found a defense to be a distant some-more able and arguable approach to watch Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and whatever else on a big(ish) screen.

Whereas a Samsung set frequently hangs or stutters (especially with BBC iPlayer, we’ve found), a Shield didn’t once let us down. Add to that a fact that it’s also voice-enabled, and it’s turn a go-to device for all a evening’s entertainment.

And that party includes a gaming features. Not usually does it embody a horde of Android apps (though watch out for a simple version’s 16GB of storage that can fill adult fast), yet there are also a slew of AAA titles from publishers Ubisoft and Square Enix (and a few others).

Subscribe to Nvidia’s Geforce Now service, and many of these titles are giveaway to tide – and a qualilty is surprisingly good. We played Borderlands, and were vacant during a fibre and fidelity. Even yet we still resolutely trust that an FPS should never be played regulating a controller.

All in all, a good device, stuffing a series of useful niches, and all yours for underneath £150!


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