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Delight your dad with a new tablet or PC

Dad deserves the best when it comes to work and play, so get him a tablet or computer he'll love to use.

Joshua Goldman
Managing Editor Josh Goldman is a laptop expert and has been writing about and reviewing them since built-in Wi-Fi was an optional feature. He also covers almost anything connected to a PC, including keyboards, mice, USB-C docks and PC gaming accessories. In addition, he writes about cameras, including action cams and drones. And while he doesn't consider himself a gamer, he spends entirely too much time playing them.
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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

This slimmer hybrid version of the XPS 13 is an excellent full-time laptop and part-time tablet.

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HP Spectre x360 (15 inch)

Does your dad like extra space to work when he's on the go? This durable, stylish machine is a dynamite balance of design, performance, long battery life and a crisp, 15.6-inch backflipping touchscreen.

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HP Curved Envy AIO 34

For even more room for work (or play), this HP's curved 34-inch display is great for immersing your dad in whatever he's doing.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000

With its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, you can help your dad level up with Dell's newest 15-inch Inspiron 7000.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA

Like a less expensive 11-inch MacBook Air in build quality, but with the streamlined capabilities of Google's web-based Chrome OS, this thing is great for getting basics done as well as kicking back and enjoying some TV shows.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro

A Chromebook two-in-one offering great value, features and performance for a budget-priced laptop. Perfect for web-savvy dads who want a pen-enabled tablet and a notebook.

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Apple iMac

If your dad appreciates minimalist design, the iMac is a go-to all-in-one computer.

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HP Elite Slice

The Slice is smaller than the long-in-the-tooth Mac Mini and with a modular design, you can upgrade it to meet your dad's home office needs.

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Lenovo Miix 510

This tablet PC will help your dad get his work done, stream his favorite shows and explore his creative side.

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Apple MacBook

It's the ultimate coffee-shop laptop for Apple fans -- the updated 12-inch MacBook is a can't-miss gift.

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Asus ROG Strix GL753VE

If your dad likes his gaming systems to look like gaming systems, consider getting him this. It has an RGB backlit keyboard and bright lid lights, along with pretty great specs for the money.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

For dads who really value a great screen, the Tab S3 is the gift to get. The Android tablet is the first with an HDR-ready AMOLED display and, paired with its great speakers, it's a top choice for indulging in binge-watching, wherever you go.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft's finely tuned tablet PC will let your dad travel light without sacrificing a full Windows 10 experience. Add a keyboard cover to turn it into a laptop.

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Apple iPad (2017)

If dad's iPad is more paperweight than tablet these days, Apple's newest entry-level model will get him up-to-date specs for all the latest apps.

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