Holiday PC List: What You Will Want to See Under the Tree

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 22, 2011 — Thin, light, fast and powerful — whatever you’re looking for, PC makers are delivering some amazing innovation this year. From ultrathin laptops to exciting new slate designs, 2011 might be one of the best years yet when it comes to cool new hardware.

With such a wide range of choices, how do you find the perfect PC that will fit the bill long after the presents are unwrapped? A person’s interests, lifestyle and budget all play a role of course, but so do capabilities such as mobility, entertainment, usability and, yes, productivity.

To help consumers with their holiday gift research and to provide a better understanding of which PC they should consider this year, we’ve collected a number of the top devices available from the leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) into the following slideshow: