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Tablets and PCs to gift your grad

Whether your grad is moving on to the next grade or the next stage of life, one of these computers or tablets is sure to help them reach their goals.

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LG Gram (13-inch, touch)

This 2-pound superslim laptop has enough battery life to last an entire day going class-to-class and won't weigh you down.

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HP Spectre x360 (15-inch)

Does your grad like extra space to work when they're 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 grad in whatever they're doing and pulls double duty as a full-on entertainment system.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

For grads 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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Dell Inspiron 15 7000

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

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

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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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Apple iMac

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

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Lenovo Miix 510

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

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Apple iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

If your grad is looking for an iPad that can be used for school work just as easily as it can for drawing, media enjoyment and gaming, well, this is it.

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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 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 movies or TV shows.

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Asus ROG Strix GL753VE

If your grad likes their gaming systems to look like a gaming system, consider getting them this. It has an RGB backlit keyboard and bright lid lights -- along with some pretty great specs for the money.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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

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