Last Minute Gift Ideas from Microsoft

It is almost Christmas. And guess what – I am not in the slightest bit ready. Seriously. I haven’t even finished my shopping, let alone started wrapping. And my tree? Still naked in my living room with the boxes of decorations piled next to it.

SO — in case you are like me and a little behind, I have some fabulous laptop gift ideas that will wow someone on your list!


Samsung Series 9

The Samsung Series 9 laptop is one of the most thinnest and lightest laptops on the market. Weighing in at only 3 pounds, this laptop would make a great gift for a traveler who loves to write!


  • 13.3″ screen
  • battery life of 7 hours
  • It’s only.64 inches tall
  • Outer shell is incredibly strong to help protect from drops and bumps



Lenovo U260

If you are looking for a laptop that is lightning fast with a beautiful design and a solid performance, then the Lenovo U260 laptop is just what you are looking for!


  • Weighs only 3 pounds
  • .71 inches tall
  • It has an Intel Core i5 processor which makes for faster download times and offers the ability to multitask better than ever
  • it has a spill resistant keyboard for those of us who love to drink coffee while working
  • HDMI port for better quality entertainment



Sony Vaio SA

The Sony Vaio SA is a sleek computer that would make the perfect gift for anyone wanting a new pc this year. This computer was created for those on the move.


  • Built in HD camera
  • Best PC for students
  • 7 hours of battery life with energy saving techniques
  • Lightweight — only weighs 3.6 pounds
  • LED backlight that helps preserve energy when needed
  • Hybrid graphics system that produces high quality Radeon graphics



Samsung Series 7 Slate

The Samsung Series 7 Slate has just as much pc power packed into its ultra portable design as many of the bigger laptops have! This pc is perfect for users who need a smaller laptop but need the functionality of one of its bigger rivals.


  • Weighs just shy of 2 pounds
  • Only 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 GB of Ram
  • Core Intel i5 processor
  • 170 degree viewing angle so that you can share your content basically anywhere
  • Dual webcams



Acer S-3

If you want high quality, lightning speed, and a beautiful, sleek design, then the Acer S-3 laptop should be on your Christmas wish list! The S3 is great for enjoying music, games, or movies on-the-go or at home.


  • 1/2 inch thick
  • Weighs less than 3 pounds
  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • 4 GB of Ram
  • Resumes from sleep in 2 seconds
  • 1.3 MP HD webcam
  • Dolby Home Theater V4 audio
  • 320 GB HDD for accessing files and a 20 GB SSD for storing the operating system


All of these laptops come with Microsoft Signature which means you can be up and running in minutes.

So, who in your family will be getting a new laptop this season?

* Windows Champions are bloggers who are hand-selected to work with the Microsoft Windows Team. As part of this arrangement, I have been loaned a Windows 7 PC for the course of year and been given the opportunity to learn about Windows and Microsoft products.


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