If you are like most Americans, instead of best wishes and prayers, your probably want the latest electronic gadgets for Christmas. Unfortunately, the more rapidly these gadgets change and the more features they have, it is so hard to compare one against the other. They all look the same but can have huge differences, so true for personal computers. Personally, since I never have the time to keep up with all the small developments in technology and I do not count myself as a techie, I rely on others to recommend products to me. I often look to Wired magazine for advice; plus, Walt Mossberg is always great to tell you in a very balanced way how to include technology in your life.