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May 12

Best tablets and laptops for Grads

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“I just want to say one word to you. Just one word… Plastics.”

While plastics might not necessarily be the next step after diploma, this line from The Graduate still conveys a very relevant sentiment: where am I going and how do I get there?

As your grad gets ready to venture out into the great, wide world, you want to be sure to equip him with tools for success: a dedicated work ethic, a sense of humor, and a humbling dose of self-doubt. Plus, a top rated tablet or laptop, so he can do work, and stay connected and organized. Which is the best portable computer for your grad?

 ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Whether your grad is headed to college or the workforce, this powerhouse of a tablet can help her do it all. A quad-core NVIDIA processor lets you multi-task like no other tablet. An optional keyboard dock allows for easier typing and boosts the battery life to 18 hours.

Apple iPad 2

Apple iPad 2

It’s less expensive than the new iPad (by $100), yet still boasts most of the same features and great performance. The thin, lightweight design won’t hold recent grads back as they take on the world! Two cameras allow for FaceTime video calls, so you can easily stay in touch.

Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom

Equipped with the Android 3.1 Honeycomb platform, this tablet is fast and powerful. Grads will navigate the web with ease, thanks to a Google Chrome browser and Adobe Flash 10.

MacBook Pro

This might be the best laptop out there. It’s shiny, beautiful, and does everything you want it to. Whether your college student is doing research, writing a paper, or watching movies (only on the weekend, of course), they’ll appreciate the speedy Intel processor and advanced OS X Lion operating system.


Sony VAIO E Series laptop

Another laptop worth tossing your cap in the air for, this E Series VAIO features a powerful Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of memory. That means computing functions will run smoothly and speedily. Plus, the LED-backlit screen uses less power for a longer battery life– great for traveling or using on the go.

And congratulations to all the graduates out there, from Vann’s. Go get ‘em!

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