What Gadgets Not to Buy ... Yet

Hold off if you can on TVs, iPhones, and laptops: Wirecutter
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2012 2:23 PM CDT
What Gadgets Not to Buy ... Yet
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the Apple iPhone 4S.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Good things come to those who wait, and technology is no exception. At the Wirecutter, Brian Lam lists a few hot items not to buy yet, or you'll be kicking yourself later.

  • TVs and home theater equipment. The reviews for the latest TVs will be available around mid-year, and Samsung's new plasma offering won't be around until next month.
  • iPhones. Hold off about five or six months, and you'll be the first to get the next generation.

  • Laptops. Don't get your next one until Intel's new Ivy Bridge chips come out in late spring. The higher-efficiency chips will be faster, with better graphics potential. And if you're a PC person, wait for Windows 8 in the fall.
Click for the full article, including advice on new "mirrorless" cameras. (More television stories.)

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