The Mac mini has always been a less expensive desktop alternative to Apple's all-in-one iMac. It's small form factor is free from the confines of monitors and peripherals, meaning it can be used in a wide variety of situations. It also means that it can pack a lot more power for less money, and Apple recently updated it to give it pro-level specs. It now features a quad- and 6-core eighth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors with up to 64 GB of memory and up to 2Tb of all-flash storage. The i7 processor is 3.2 GHz with turbo boost up to 4.6 Ghz.
One of the great Black Friday sales already available is this PlayStation 4 console bundled with the new Spider-Man game for $199, which is $100 off the normal price. This includes a PlayStation 4 with 1TB hard drive, a DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller and Marvel’s Spider-Man game.
Apple's latest iPad Pro features a major redesign from the previous models. Apple has removed the Home button and reduced the bezels, which means the smaller 10.5" iPad Pro now has an 11" screen, and the bigger 12.9" iPad Pro has the same size screen in a smaller body. Apple is using a new Liquid Retina LED IPS display that can stretch further into the iPad's rounded corners. Since there's no Home button, Apple has implemented Face ID to unlock.
Apple's newly released iPhone XR offers a lot of the same features as the iPhone XS, but at a lower cost. The size of the iPhone XR screen is 6.1", which sits in between the 5.8" iPhone XS and the 6.5" iPhone XS Max. Instead of using an OLED display like the more expensive 2018 iPhones, Apple uses a "Liquid Retina" LCD display that's been engineered for industry-leading color accuracy and a wide color gamut. Apple also adapted the screen so that it stretches into the corners, just like the iPhone XS and XS Max. The new iPhone XR does not include 3D Touch, however.
Google's latest Pixel phones are here, and as to be expected, the camera is very impressive. The rear camera is 12.2 MP dual-pixel with optical and electronic image stabilization, autofocus with dual pixel phase detection, a spectral and flicker sensor, and an f/1.8 aperture. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL feature two 8MP front-facing cameras including a wide-angle lens to get more people or more of a backdrop in selfies. It also has a better digital zoom, and can retain a surprising amount of detail when zoomed in. Low-light shots are better and less noisy thanks to Night Sight mode.
In addition to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max announcement in September, Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 4. This is the biggest change in the watch so far, with a new design that allows the screen to curve along the edges of the face. This means the size of the screen has increased from a 38mm and 42mm display, to 40mm and 44mm. The physical size of the casing, however, remains similar to the previous iterations, so all of your existing watch bands will be compatible with the new version.
The latest flagship smartphones from Apple, the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, follow the design from last year's iPhone X design. Both phones feature a Super Retina OLED display, while the Xs Max has the biggest display an iPhone has ever had at 6.5 inches.
As Wi-Fi congestion has become more of an issue, routers have become more sophisticated. As a result, the cost of routers has gone up significantly, and it's not uncommon to pay $300 or more. Many modern routers use a mesh technology that include multiple devices placed throughout the house. But if you have a small space and need something simple, the Archer A7 from TP-Link is a good choice.
The Surface Go is Microsoft's lightest and most compact Surface yet, at just 10" and 1.15 lbs. Like the other Surface tablet PCs, it has a stand that can accommodate any viewing angle. It also can be paired with a Surface Go Signature Type cover and Surface Mobile Mouse, which transforms it from a tablet into more of a full laptop experience. It can even connect to the Surface Dock, a universal Surface accessory that charges the Surface and allows you to connect to a full-size keyboard, mouse, and multiple external monitors.
Apple's new line of MacBook Pros for 2018 feature the latest 8th-generation Intel Core processors. The 15 inch model can be configured with a 6-core 2.9 GHz Core i9 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz, while the 13 inch model can be equipped with a quad-core 2.7 GHz Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz. The new MacBook Pros also have a True Tone display, and a third generation keyboard that's quieter and should prevent crumbs from getting stuck in the keys.