Graduation marks the beginning of another chapter in life: college for the high school graduate, and work or masteral studies for the college graduate. Whatever the stage in life each graduating student enters in, he or she deserves to be honored for graduating and needs to have the best gadgets that’ll help them face their next phase in life.

Here’s a collection of great tech gifts any graduate would want to have. All of them are useful in their own ways. Moms and dads looking for gifts to give their graduating kids a gift won’t go wrong with these.

SMARTPHONES

iPhone XR

The iPhone XR may be weaker than the iPhone XS and XS Max in terms of specs, but it does what the two other smartphones can do at a lower price. It is powered by Apple’s Bionic A12 chip, features 3GB RAM and has adequate battery life thanks to a non-removable 2,942mAh battery.

It has a rear-mounted 12MP single lens camera, and a 7MP selfie cam. Just like the iPhone X, the iPhone XR supports wireless charging, and doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. It sells for $749.

Samsung Galaxy S10e

Samsung’s entry-level Galaxy S10e is not a wimpy phone; it’s a powerful yet cheaper alternative to its more expensive brothers. It is powered by a Snapdragon 855 chip and can have 6GB or 8GB RAM.  It can last longer than the iPhone XR on a single charge, thanks to a 3,100mAh battery.

This phone has two cameras -- 12MP and 16MP -- at the back. It also has a 10MP front camera, perfect for selfies. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, perfect for those who already invested money on wired headphones.

LAPTOPS

MacBook Air

Apple’s latest iteration of the MacBook Air makes it ultraportable and very functional. It’s lighter, smaller, features better visuals, is faster than the current 12-inch MacBook, and can be expected to last longer before it needs to be charged, CNET noted.

The new MacBook Air costs $1,099 for the base model.

Dell XPS

This laptop has always been considered as one of the best 13-inch non-Apple laptops available in the market. It’s a slim laptop that competes with Apple’s latest MacBook Air in terms of performance, profile, and price.

The base model costs $899. Opting to get one with a Core i5 processor will bump the selling price up by $100 to $999.

Graduates_Illustration A photo of graduates throwing hats in the air. Photo: Pixabay