Tech Gift Guide

By Rich Jaroslovsky and Cliff Edwards - 2011-12-12T05:30:49Z

Photograph courtesy of Apple

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iPad 2

Who makes it: Apple
What it costs: $499 and up
Why we like it: It's thinner and lighter than its predecessor, with a universe of apps that blows away all would-be competitors--most of whom spent all year struggling to match its price-performance ratio.

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