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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
Sony noise cancelling headphones
Especially useful if you're on the move or have to share a room with a dormmate, a pair of noise-cancelling headphones is a fun product to own.
Sony has a range of noise cancelling headphones including the MDR-1RNC set. Compatible with mobile devices including the iPod, iPad and iPhone, the earphones also have an inline remote and microphone.