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New PCs, Macs and accessories for graduates

Find your grad a new laptop, hybrid, or even a desktop, and get them ready for the real world.

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Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2015)

The ultimate laptop for dressing up that resume in coffee shops or working on that novel. Apple's new MacBook has a premium price, but is also the most enviable new laptop of the year.

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HP Omen

A gaming laptop that slim and light enough to double as a work machine, the Omen is sharp-looking enough not to be a bore, but also mature enough to avoid looking like it belongs in a dorm room.

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Microsoft Surface 3

A slick Surface hybrid for less, this new version starts at just $499, but keeps a lot of the high-end design from the Surface Pro line. The biggest knock is that you still have buy the excellent keyboard separately.

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D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-890LR Router

Nothing shows off extreme Wi-Fi better than the D-Link DIR-890LR router. Taking the shape of a flying object, painted in bright red, the router screams for attention and then impresses with top-notch hardware specs and fast performance. It'll make a great gift for those who has just graduated school with a bang.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

An office-friendly ThinkPad, but with a flexible hybrid hinge that lets it do double duty as a tablet. This combination of Lenovo's ThinkPad and Yoga lines moves up to 14 and 15-inch screens, for all-day use.

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Logitech MX Master

Thanks to Logitech Darkfield Laser technology, it works on just about any surface, and an integrated rechargeable battery can last up to 40 days on a single charge. Mac users, meanwhile, enjoy the extra perquisite of gesture support -- most of the multi-finger trackpad gestures can be duplicated on the MX Master when holding down an extra key.

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HP Stream 11

For basic Web surfing and movie watching, this $199 mini-laptop more than does the job. Even better, it has a very long-lasting battery, so it doesn't have to sit tethered to the wall.

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (13-inch)

While the new 12-inch MacBook is the most buzz-worthy, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro is, right now, the best combination of price, features, and power, especially with new Intel CPUs and a Force Touch trackpad.

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Seagate Seven Portable Drive

Thinner than even a standard internal laptop hard drive, the Seagate Seven is by far the slimmest portable drive to date. The drive also pairs its great look with excellent performance, a great gift for those needing to carry extra information around.

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