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Make your Mother's Day with a laptop, PC or tablet

Our top picks for saying "thanks, mom!" with gear.

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LG Gram (13-inch, touch)

This 2-pound superslim laptop has enough battery life to last an entire day, looks sleek and won't weigh mom down.

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HP Spectre x360 (15-inch)

Does mom like extra space to work when she'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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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

For moms 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 style, wherever you go.

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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 moms who live 24/7 on the web and want a pen-enabled tablet and a notebook.

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Apple iPad (2018)

Now that it supports the Apple Pencil and a power upgrade, the mainstream 9.7-inch model offers more flexibility than ever before for surfin', streamin' and managing her life.

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

This slimmer two-in-one version of the XPS 13, a favorite ultraportable, is an excellent full-time laptop and part-time tablet.

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Lenovo Miix 520

This tablet PC will help mom get her work done, take handwritten notes, stream favorite shows and explore her creative side.

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Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft's finely tuned tablet PC will let mom travel light without sacrificing the full Windows 10 experience. Add a keyboard cover to turn it into a laptop. And now there's an option for LTE for when she's away from Wi-Fi.

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Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

The 13-inch version of the XPS 2-in-1 is great, but sometimes you just need more screen. Plus, this is a more powerful model thanks to an option with the new Intel/AMD combo chip. And avoid the 4K screen if battery life matters.

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Apple MacBook 2017

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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Samsung Chromebook Pro

This Chromebook makes a great alternative to a Windows or Mac laptop for the mom who doesn't need a whole lot of applications.

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Acer Aspire E15 E5

It's a bit bulky, but this budget notebook has a ton of features, including discrete graphics and a DVD drive, for its can't-be-beat and eminently giftable $600 price.

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HP Spectre x360 (13 inch, late 2017)

If you want mom to flip for a convertible laptop, this is a great choice, and 13 inches is frequently a more manageable size than 15.

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Dell G3 15

With an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, you can help mom level up to Dell's newest G series gaming laptops without breaking the bank. 

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LG Gram 15 (2018)

It's a bigger and heavier than its 13-inch brother, but if mom needs more screen real estate, it's quite light for a 15.6-inch model. And it shares the same all-day battery life, a great feature if mom can't find an outlet while she's on the go.

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Asus Zenbook Flip 14

Discrete graphics in a thin design make this convertible stand out from the crowd and give it a little more muscle than a typical competitor.  

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Asus Zenbook 13

Small but powerful thanks to its discrete graphics, this travel-friendly laptop will get mom through the busiest days.

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HP ZBook x2

For the artiste in your life, this incredibly flexible detachable workstation with pro-level, color-accurate Adobe RGB graphics and a great-feeling screen for sketching shows mom you understand that art requires power.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018)

Mom can take work outside with this one, a great backflipping laptop with higher-than-usual screen brightness and broader spectrum of colors.

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Lenovo Yoga 720

Another really nice 13-inch backflipper, the Yoga 720 might be a little more budget friendly.

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Dell XPS 13 (2018)

The updated clamshell version of its two-in-one sibling bests even itself and is a great, lightweight Windows alternative to the MacBook.

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Asus ROG Zephyrus GM501

Thin and light for a gaming laptop, this GM501 doesn't overdo the flash so it'll fit right in if mom's a closet gamer.

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HP Chromebook x2

Like the Chromebook Pro, this detachable model for grownups offers extra flexibility and a premium design mom will love.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370

A solid 360-degree backflipper at a more budget-friendly price.

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Apple iMac 27

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

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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 the mom who needs a lot of screen space for her job.

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A bag is indispensible

If a new laptop isn't in the cards -- or the budget -- help spruce up the old one with a great new bag

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