It’s not too early to start thinking about a special gift for your favorite grad. In a couple months they will be graduating and heading to college and will need easy-to-use tools that will help them manage their class schedule, homework, and more. Convertible PCs like the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 and ASUS Transformer Book Chi are perfect for them because they are affordable, versatile and loaded with great educational and organizational apps like OneNote and My Study Life.
Additionally, PCs like the Surface 3 and ASUS Chi are great options for graduating college students, providing a ton of power in a portable package that will make it easy for them to stay on top of things at their new ‘real world’ job.
Must Haves for High School Grads
This stunningly vibrant 2-in-1 with the new Windows features a sleek modern design perfect for work and play. Use as portable tablet, type with its keyboard for productivity, pivot its screen to share a presentation and pictures with others, or flip it to watch a movie when space is limited – the snap hinge design gives you fluidly elegant flexibility.
*This device comes with a 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal
Starting at $499 (64GB and 2GB RAM; Includes Office 365 Personal)
With the new 10-inch Surface 3, get the perfect balance of performance and value. Surface 3 runs full Windows 8.1, so you have access to all your favorite programs, apps, and browsers, including the full Microsoft Office Suite, iTunes, Netflix, Chrome, Firefox and more. It comes with a 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, OneDrive cloud storage, so you’ll be prepared for college instantly. It also comes with 60 Skype world minutes each month for 12 months, so you’ll always be a just a video-call away from friends and family back home.
Starting at $369.99
This innovative tablet handles all of your tasks on the go with its innovative easy-grip design, included magnetic Bluetooth keyboard, and optional mobile broadband connectivity. Delight in sharing images, video, and more on the Full HD display – see it all bright, crisp, and vivid.
Starting at $699
At home or out and about, this premium 2-in-1 flexes with you. It’s tough but incredibly thin at just 1/3-inch thick. It’s a tablet when you want to simplify, and a full-functioning PC with the added wireless keyboard dock when you need to get more done.
And last but not least, this summer, grads can get inspired and learn new skills to get ahead in the fall with Microsoft YouthSpark, which offers free summer camps, education, mentorship and job resources for students of all ages.