iPad, Microsoft Surface, and Samsung Tablets in the Top 10 of Technology Holiday Shopping Survey

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A new national study commissioned by Best Buy spotlights the top technology Americans plan to give and hope to receive this holiday season, and three of the top 10 items are tablets.

iPad, Surface, and Tab S2

iPad, Surface, and Tab S2

The survey found that technology is the top-ranked category for gift giving and receiving. This is true for both millennials and men this year.

And no matter who you are, the iPad tops everyone’s tech wish lists. Apple’s iOS tablet is the number one item, though no specific model was highlighted, whether it’s the iPad mini 4, the iPad Air 2, or the soon-to-released iPad Pro.

The iPad was also the top response (at 19%) among people planning to self-gift themselves a little something this holiday season.

Windows and Android Make a Strong Showing

Number six on this survey of holiday tech wishes is the Windows 10-powered Microsoft Surface. Again, no model was specifically mentioned, whether it’s the Surface 3 or Surface Pro 4.

Android is also represented, with the recently-released Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 appearing at number nine.

Top 15 Tech Gifts for 2015

According to Best Buy’s survey, the full list of the top technology Americans plan to give and hope to receive this holiday season is:

1. iPad
2. Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones
3. MacBook
4. Samsung 48” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
5. Sharp 43” Smart HDTV with Roku
6. Microsoft Surface
7. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
8. Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Tracker
9. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
10. Dyson V6 Absolute Bagless Cordless Vacuum
11. Vizio 43” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
12. Apple Watch
13. SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker
14. iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot
15. GoPro HERO4 Action Camera


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