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June 8, 2012

Happy Father’s Day from Windows!

June 17th is right around the corner and we wanted to take a moment to wish all the dads out there a happy Father’s Day!


Last year, I wrote about my Dad on Father’s Day. He’s awesome and always up for adventure! We recently went to Ireland and even though I’m all grown up now, we still have a great time together. We toured the beautiful country, reminisced about childhood stories and created a ton of new memories.

Of course, the first thing I did was upload our photos to SkyDrive to share with the rest of the family!

While we were there, we also spent some time talking tech (how could I not?) and in all that chatter, I realized a few things. Most of my parents’ friends think a desktop PC comes with a tower and sits in a room in their home office! They have never used a touch screen and aren’t familiar with wireless mice. When I showed my dad my Arc Touch Mouse, he commented that he desperately needs a new ergonomic mouse for his ache-y wrists. With Father’s Day coming, I thought other dads might also be on the lookout for some new gear. So I’ve compiled a list of Windows-approved and dad-desired gifts to consider for your Dad this Father’s Day!



This customizable laptop perfectly combines mobility and performance–all wrapped up in a slim, go-anywhere form factor meaning you can travel anywhere and do anything. Purchase this PC online at the Microsoft Store.

ASUS Lamborghini


The ASUS Lamborghini with Windows 7 comes with has an Intel Core i7 processor and sounds like a Lambo when it starts up. With tons of power and good design, it blazes through intense multitasking program and anything in general. . Purchase this PC online at

Dell XPS 13



The XPS 13 Ultrabook builds is thin and powerful. With the XPS 13, Dell’s goal was to blend the mobility and responsiveness of other devices you’re used to with the power and functionality of a full PC. Its a sleek system that offers a brilliant 13.3-inch display in a form factor not much larger than competitive laptops with 11-inch displays. Purchase this PC online at the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Touch Mouse


The Microsoft Touch Mouse lets people click, flick, scroll and swipe with gesture input, making everyday tasks more fluid and intuitive. With the Microsoft Touch Mouse, you’ll be more productive with less effort. Purchase this muse online at the Microsoft Store.