Top 13 Back-to-School Laptops and Tablets

Yes, it's that time of year. Here's a look at eight top laptops and five top tablets for the students in your life.
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We hate typing the words "back to school" as much as you hate reading them. But denial gets us nowhere. So we're here to help you decide on a new laptop or tablet. We canvased six professional review sites to see what they're recommending. What follows are eight top-ranked laptops and five tablets in various shapes, sizes and price points.

Not sure if you need a laptop, tablet or Google Chromebook for school? Check out 10 Back-to-School 2013 Laptop Buying Tips and What (and What Not) to Buy Your College Student.

James A. Martin is an SEO and social media consultant and writes the CIO.com Martin on Mobile Apps blog. Follow him on Twitter @james_a_martin and on Google+.

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