In Part 2 of our 2012 gift guide, our three lovely models (Ashley, Hannah, and Vanessa) are set to help us sort through some of the peripherals, notebooks, gaming desktops, and appliances you can anticipate wrapping your arms around this season.
First up, this tantalizing triptych of AOC’s 27” LED monitor flagship, the I2757Fh, which you can find for as little as $270. What do lace-clad legs and monitors have in common? Not much, save for both being impressively trim. The IPS panel is only 10.6 mm slim and, best of all, the bezel is a mere 5.8 mm, making it a phenomenal fit for AMD's Eyefinity and Nvidia's Surround multi-display technologies.
Energy-friendly and armed with a pair of 4 W integrated speakers, the I2757Fh specifies a 5 ms response time, 250 cd/m2 typical brightness, and a 1920x1080 native resolution. Dual HDMI and one VGA input make this a screen for all occasions. Of course, we'd love it if these screens gave us 2560x1440 each, but we're using them in a tripe-display array as an affordable way to run 5760x1080 for just over $800. Don’t be surprised to see our pursuit of value pop up again throughout our guide.