Essential Gadgets for Back to School

The iPad 2 1 of 11

Don't want to bring a laptop around to all of your classes? A tablet will give you the same computing power without the bulk and weight most laptops also bring along. The iPad 2 is the gold standard of tablets, boasting Apple's trademark ease of use, sleek design, and an enormous range of applications (note taking, word processing, research, file transfer) that will make your courses that much easier. 

Apple's website contains several very good iPad deals; you can pick up an iPad 2 for $399.