Gallery: 10 great gifts for grads

Apple MacBook Air 11” ($999 and up)

The flagship of Apple’s laptop line, the 11” MacBook Air may be pricier than most PC notebook computers, but its also one of the lightest (2.3lbs) and one of the fastest for its size and weight due to its solid state hard disk and low-power Intel Core 2 Duo processor, as well as sporting excellent battery life.

And while PC’s are generally cheaper, with Mac OS X your grad will spend less time on the phone with countries abroad dealing with technical issues and spending more time writing papers and doing their classwork.

Should your grad’s Mac need service, Apple’s retail stores (available with multiple locations in every  major city/metro area) and Applecare service cannot be beat.