As summer turns to fall, young folks all over the United States are heading back to college. For the students in your life, a Mac can be one of the smartest back-to-school tools they can pack—perfect for taking notes, performing research online, and writing papers. It’s also a great all-in-one entertainment system. But which Mac is right for your college scholar?
In the pages that follow, we have some suggestions, as well as advice on how to outfit a dorm room with all the essentials—including monitors, printers, and speakers—while leaving enough money for textbooks. We’ll also give you some care-package ideas that your coed is sure to appreciate in this digital era. After all, wouldn’t your favorite college kid rather get an iTunes gift card than a box full of cookie crumbs?