High tech holiday
POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:44am
UPDATED: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 1:20pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Young and old are taking a closer look at fancy electronics this year.
The folks at Best Buy are convinced that computer tablets and e-readers will get most of the attention.
But is there money to spend on those hot items?
Industry experts say electronic sales are up about 5 percent this year and expect holiday spending on gadgets to climb another 2.5 percent.
Laptop computers have kind of been lost in this electronic shuffle with shoppers buying tablets and holding off buying new notebooks.
But Intel says a new category of computer is making the scene: the ultra-book.
The ultra-books are just now coming out from various manufacturers, priced under a thousand dollars with incredible speed and performance making another argument why one-third of holiday spending this year will be on electronics.