Top 25 Tech Gifts for 2012

By Rich Jaroslovsky and Cliff Edwards - 2012-10-04T12:42:41Z

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Nexus 7

Who makes it: Google/Asus

What it costs: $199

Why we like it: You mean, besides the price? With a quad-core processor and new Jelly Bean operating system, it's faster and smoother than previous Android tablets. It's also conveniently compact and, unlike Amazon's Kindle Fire, allows access to the broader universe of Android apps. It's the tablet to buy if you're not picking up an iPad.

Special Report: Technology Gift Guide 2012