5 Tablets for back to school

Summary:Back to school time is almost here, and the student on your list may find a tablet to be the perfect gadget to take back to the dorm. The photo gallery shows the five tablets perfect for back to school.

Back to school time is almost here, and the student on your list may find a tablet to be the perfect gadget to take back to the dorm. Tablets won't replace laptops or desktops, but they make a fine addition in the backpack to do things at a moment's notice. All of the tablets on this list are capable to do online work, read books and watch videos, among other things.

All of the tablets can be found online, often with big discounts off the MSRP. Most of them can also be scouted at big retailers such as Best Buy and Staples. The gallery shows the five tablets up close, and since using keyboards can extend the usefulness of them for students those are covered, too.


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Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Mobility, Tablets

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James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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