Great gifts for grads: Hot technologies for every kid on the block

It’s the end of another school year and whether it’s grade school, college or somewhere in between, kids are looking to what’s next. Graduation is an exciting time for students, but what about parents seeking to make a smarter decision on the perfect gift?

To make the decision easier, we’ve come up with a list of technology-themed graduation gift ideas that can help kids succeed in their next venture or just stay in touch when they’re away from home. Check out the latest in handy tablets, powerful laptops, cool new phones, the most useful software and some great deals to help new graduates get the most out of their summer and beyond — all available now online at the Microsoft Store.*

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Hands-on or with the included Wacom digital stylus, the ASUS VivoTab Note 8 provides flexible options for work and play. Slim, light and easy to carry in one hand, the VivoTab is perfect for jotting down notes or doing some reading this summer. The VivoTab Note 8 features a 32GB solid state drive and 2 GB of memory, and it comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 (a $139 value). Was $329, now just $299.
ASUS VivoTab Note 8
May 30, 2014
Hands-on or with the included Wacom digital stylus, the ASUS VivoTab Note 8 provides flexible options for work and play. Slim, light and easy to carry in one hand, the VivoTab is perfect for jotting down notes or doing some reading this summer. The VivoTab Note 8 features a 32GB solid state drive and 2 GB of memory, and it comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 (a $139 value). Was $329, now just $299.


* All deals and offers subject to change; please check the site regularly for the latest pricing.

** Battery life varies by configuration, operating conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity decreases with time and use.

*** Not available on the Microsoft Store website yet. You can buy this computer at HP.com.

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