Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro is going to be a go-to for many, especially university students. The range starts at AU$1,899, though you'll have to drop extra ducats to get the luxury of the Touch Bar (AU$2,699).
Apple's iPads are as good as ever. The Pro may primarily be a tablet, but it's built with productivity in mind, and becomes a nifty laptop when slotted into a keyboard. The 10.5-inch model starts at AU$979, with the Smart Keyboard costing an additional AU$235.
Thin and light isn't for everyone. If you're after more of a bruiser, one that'll let you play new games, HP's Omen range is a good start. You can get one from AU$1,798 at JB Hi-Fi, but if you've got the cash, you can shell out AU$2,599 for one equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card.
Microsoft's enduring Surface Pro laptop/tablet hybrid is as viable as ever. It starts at AU$1,199, but it's worth spending extra, like, say, AU$1,499, to get one powered by a Core i5 processor rather than the Core m3 chip in the base model.
Tablets aren't just for Apple fans. Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is an elegant tablet that comes with a stylus -- which is nice, since many competitors require you to fork out extra for that. It starts at AU$949.
This is for the artists among us. The Wacom MobileStudio Pro isn't cheap, starting at AU$3,199, but if you're studying something in an arts field, its 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and Pro Pen 2 are very useful.