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6 tech purchases it's ok to spend a lot of money on

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SonosIf you're fiscally responsible most of the time, then occasionally it makes sense to splurge on something nice. 

There are endless ways to spend your money, but if you're looking for a way to do it on nice tech, you've come to the right place.

Instead of arbitrarily picking the most expensive item in every category, I focused on a pick that will give you a lot of value for your money. 

A smartphone

Google / Apple

There are a lot of phones out there, but whether you're an Apple or Google fan, the best choice is to get your hardware straight from the source. 

Apple has been making its own phone for over 10 years, and has released the iPhone 8, 8+, and X to some pretty impressive fanfare. Be sure to check out our full guide for all the details, but if you're into fast, good looking phones with great cameras and wireless charging, all will meet your expectations.

Google waited until last year to start making an official Android phone, but the original Pixel made waves, and the company is back with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Aesthetically excellent, packed with impressive tech specs, and the best way to run the world's largest mobile operating system, Android fans should check either one out.

Each phone is available at its full price, or a subsidized one through a carrier or company, so be sure to shop around for the best deal.

Google Pixel 2, $649, available from Google  or Verizon

Google Pixel 2 XL, $849, available from Google  or Verizon

iPhone X, $999, available from Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile

iPhone 8 Plus, $799, available from Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile

Buy the iPhone 8 from Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile

A tablet


Unlike other broad tech categories, where I've provided a couple of options, the choice for a high-end tablet is clear: the iPad Pro. 

As someone who splurged on a new one recently, I can personally attest to the high level of performance of this machine. It's faster than most of the computers I've ever used while being under 1.5lb and thinner than a standard pencil. 

I upgrade my iPad fairly regularly, but the best part about these machines is that they last a typical user many years. Apple supports its hardware with the latest version of iOS for around 4-5 years, at which point you may want to consider picking up a new one anyway.

Apple 12.9" iPad Pro (256GB storage, Space Gray), $949.99, available at Best Buy



I'm not too plugged into the world of TVs, but the one I've heard about most over the past few years is LG's series of OLED models. 

The reason for its expense is that OLED screen, which is capable of reproducing colors incredibly well and having best-in-class black levels. I saw one in person once, and it was the only screen that has made the TV I have at home seem inferior. 

LG Electronics 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV, $1996.96, available at Amazon

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