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Hex Academy messenger bag
The Hex Academy messenger bag is a slim, water-resistant bag to carry around your 15-inch laptops and general items you need to take with you to lectures. What makes this bag a little different is the PadPort, a storage slot for your iPad which lets you use the device on-the-go with no fuss.
Apple iPad/ iPad Mini
If you want something more lightweight than a laptop, then Apple's iPad or smaller iPad Mini are popular choices.
Available in Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi/LTE versions with up to 128GB storage on the iPad and 64GB storage on the iPad Mini, these tablets are lightweight and come with good processor power; a Dual-core A5 chip for the iPad Mini, and a more powerful A6X chip inside the iPad.
Price: iPad Mini: $329 - $659, iPad: $499 - $929
Nexus 7 Android tablet
If an iPad doesn't tickle your fancy, perhaps the new Nexus 7 tablet will.
Available to order in the United States for launch on August 28, the new version of the Asus Nexus 7 tablet has 1920 x 1200 resolution screen with an 178-degree viewing angle, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, wireless charging and dual-band Wi-Fi. The tablet runs on Android 4.3, Jelly Bean.
You can buy the tablet in 16GB ($229) and 32GB ($269) Wi-Fi models. An LTE model is soon to become available for $349.
Price: $229 - $349