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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for gifts for college.

The college years are a time of exploration, self-discovery, and, for many students, the first time they are truly on their own. To help them enjoy this new chapter in their lives and to make sure they're prepared for anything that comes their way, it's ideal to give them something that will help them and make their life easier. Browse the top-ranked list of gifts for college below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Wacom - Cintiq 16 Creative Pen Display Drawing Tablet - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Gift...This was a birthday gift for a college art student. She loves it and uses it all the time....My daughters is an animation major. As colleges transitioned to online classes she needed the ability to produce art from home equal to what she was doing at school. "

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    Draw accurate illustrations with this 15.6-inch Wacom Cintiq creative pen display. The 1920 x1080 Full HD anti-glare screen makes for comfortable viewing, and the pressure-sensitive pen has a comfortable grip and tilt recognition for accurate drawing. The foldable legs on this Wacom Cintiq creative pen display can be adjusted for personal comfort.
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    "Gift...This was a birthday gift for a college art student. She loves it and uses it all the time....My daughters is an animation major. As colleges transitioned to online classes she needed the ability to produce art from home equal to what she was doing at school. "

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    Draw accurate illustrations with this 15.6-inch Wacom Cintiq creative pen display. The 1920 x1080 Full HD anti-glare screen makes for comfortable viewing, and the pressure-sensitive pen has a comfortable grip and tilt recognition for accurate drawing. The foldable legs on this Wacom Cintiq creative pen display can be adjusted for personal comfort.
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  2. Digiland - 10.1" Tablet 32GB - Blue - Front_Zoom

    Model: DL1036
    SKU: 6424716
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    "I Bought Two as Gifts for two girls & They love them!...This was one of his Christmas gifts!"

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    Turn on the DL1036, immersing yourself in the colorful and vivid world with 1280x800 resolution. The DL1036 tablet has a 2MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera allowing you to take photos anywhere. The tablet has a built in memory storage of 32GB. Storage can also be expanded by using a micro SD card.
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    "I Bought Two as Gifts for two girls & They love them!...This was one of his Christmas gifts!"

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    Turn on the DL1036, immersing yourself in the colorful and vivid world with 1280x800 resolution. The DL1036 tablet has a 2MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera allowing you to take photos anywhere. The tablet has a built in memory storage of 32GB. Storage can also be expanded by using a micro SD card.
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  3. Apple - Pre-Owned iPhone XS 64GB (Unlocked) - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Excellent condition and clean. I bought for my college going son and he loves it...By boyfriend gift...The phone was a gift. It seems to be working just fine."

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    Super Retina. In Big and Bigger. An all-screen design gives you a large, beautiful canvas for everything you love to do. Custom-built OLED. The OLED panels in iPhone XS allow for an HDR display with the impeccable color accuracy, TRUE blacks, and remarkable brightness and contrast. A new level of water resistance. Durable glass that's sealed and precision-fitted with surgical-grade stainless steel band, helps create a more water-resistant enclosure - up to 2 meters for 30 minutes. iPhone XS even resists spills from Coffee, Tea, Soda, and more. A whole new level of intelligence. The A12 Bionic, with our next-generation Neural Engine, delivers incredible performance. It uses real-time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality, and more. Sensors, processors, algorithms, and you. An innovative dual-camera system integrates the ISP, the Neural Engine, and advanced algorithms to unlock new creative possibilities and help you capture incredible photos. A picture is worth a trillion operations. The iPhone XS dual-camera system harnesses the unprecedented power of the Neural Engine and its ability to perform five trillion operations per second. Together with the Apple-designed ISP, it works to turn your pictures into showstoppers. Security made simple. Face ID reinvented the way we unlock, log in, and pay. With our sophisticated technologies - the TRUEDepth camera system, the Secure Enclave, and the Neural Engine - make it a secure facial authentication.
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    "Excellent condition and clean. I bought for my college going son and he loves it...By boyfriend gift...The phone was a gift. It seems to be working just fine."

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    Super Retina. In Big and Bigger. An all-screen design gives you a large, beautiful canvas for everything you love to do. Custom-built OLED. The OLED panels in iPhone XS allow for an HDR display with the impeccable color accuracy, TRUE blacks, and remarkable brightness and contrast. A new level of water resistance. Durable glass that's sealed and precision-fitted with surgical-grade stainless steel band, helps create a more water-resistant enclosure - up to 2 meters for 30 minutes. iPhone XS even resists spills from Coffee, Tea, Soda, and more. A whole new level of intelligence. The A12 Bionic, with our next-generation Neural Engine, delivers incredible performance. It uses real-time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality, and more. Sensors, processors, algorithms, and you. An innovative dual-camera system integrates the ISP, the Neural Engine, and advanced algorithms to unlock new creative possibilities and help you capture incredible photos. A picture is worth a trillion operations. The iPhone XS dual-camera system harnesses the unprecedented power of the Neural Engine and its ability to perform five trillion operations per second. Together with the Apple-designed ISP, it works to turn your pictures into showstoppers. Security made simple. Face ID reinvented the way we unlock, log in, and pay. With our sophisticated technologies - the TRUEDepth camera system, the Secure Enclave, and the Neural Engine - make it a secure facial authentication.
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  4. Apple - iPhone 13 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "It was a gift for my stepdaughter and she loved it!!...It was a gift, but my wife loved it, ¡¡very good !!"

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    iPhone 13. The most advanced dual-camera system ever on iPhone. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. A big leap in battery life. Durable design. Superfast 5G.¹ And a brighter Super Retina XDR display.
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    "It was a gift for my stepdaughter and she loved it!!...It was a gift, but my wife loved it, ¡¡very good !!"

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    iPhone 13. The most advanced dual-camera system ever on iPhone. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. A big leap in battery life. Durable design. Superfast 5G.¹ And a brighter Super Retina XDR display.
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  5. Motorola - Moto G 5G 2023 128GB (Unlocked) - Ink Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Christmas gift...It was a gift for my mom and she loves it. She can take better pictures...Gift...I bought this phone for a birthday gift for my son, he is happy with it and has no complaints!"

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    Finally, a phone that keeps up with your imagination. Introducing moto g 5G. Make the most of today’s networks with a superfast Snapdragon 480+ 5G processor.* Capture supersharp photos day or night with an advanced 48MP camera system.** And experience smooth gameplay on a fast and fluid 6.5" 120Hz display. Immerse yourself in the multidimensional sound of Dolby Atmos backed by stereo speakers.*** Plus, do it all without worrying about battery life or storage space. There’s a massive 5000mAh battery and plenty of room for photos, movies, apps, and games. Supercharge your creativity with moto g 5G.
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    "Christmas gift...It was a gift for my mom and she loves it. She can take better pictures...Gift...I bought this phone for a birthday gift for my son, he is happy with it and has no complaints!"

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    Finally, a phone that keeps up with your imagination. Introducing moto g 5G. Make the most of today’s networks with a superfast Snapdragon 480+ 5G processor.* Capture supersharp photos day or night with an advanced 48MP camera system.** And experience smooth gameplay on a fast and fluid 6.5" 120Hz display. Immerse yourself in the multidimensional sound of Dolby Atmos backed by stereo speakers.*** Plus, do it all without worrying about battery life or storage space. There’s a massive 5000mAh battery and plenty of room for photos, movies, apps, and games. Supercharge your creativity with moto g 5G.
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  6. Apple - Pre-Owned iPhone 11 64GB (Unlocked) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Xmas gift...Great christmas gift for my daughter she loved the phone...Just what she needed for going to college. Not too expensive."

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    Just the right amount of everything. A new dual‑camera system captures more of what you see and love. An all‑day battery life lets you do more and charge less. And high‑quality video, so your memories look better than ever. It just got a whole lot harder to take a bad photo. All‑new dual‑camera system. Take your photos from wide to ultra wide. A redesigned interface uses the new Ultra Wide camera to show you what’s happening outside the frame — and lets you capture it. Shoot and edit videos as easily as you do photos. It’s the world’s most popular camera, now with a whole new perspective. Shoot and edit high-quality video in a smartphone. iPhone 11 shoots beautifully sharp 4K video at 60 fps across all its cameras. The Ultra Wide camera captures four times more scene, so it’s perfect for action shots like your dog catching a frisbee. If you’re recording a performance — say, your kid’s piano recital — when you zoom in, the audio zooms too. And now you can edit videos as easily as you do photos. New Ultra Wide camera. Go big — the new Ultra Wide camera captures four times more scene. Think breathtaking landscapes that go on forever. Capturing the entire stage and crowd at a music festival. And vacation shots that show the whole family — including the views you traveled 11,000 miles for. Introducing Night mode. Shooting in low light doesn’t have to be a shot in the dark. Night mode is a new feature that turns on automatically for low‑light photos like you’ve never seen. There’s no need for flash, colors are more natural, and photos are brighter. Take portraits to new places. With new kinds of portraits and more lighting controls, the dual cameras in iPhone 11 work together to create stunning images. And Portrait mode now works with everything you love to shoot — that includes your best friends, two‑legged or four. Start shooting video instantly with QuickTake. Take a video simply by holding the shutter while in photo mode. Then swipe to the right to continue recording. If you’re shooting outdoors, A13 Bionic can use machine learning to automatically track a moving subject. Introducing the slofie. Everything looks cooler at 120 fps, even if you’re just saying cheese, waving hi, or tossing your hair in the breeze. And now you can add more of everything to your selfies thanks to the new 12MP TRUEDepth camera. Just turn your iPhone to landscape and the camera automatically zooms out to fit more in. Front glass and back glass are strengthened through a dual ion‑exchange process. Water resistant to twice the depth. iPhone 11 is water resistant up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes — double the depth of iPhone XR.1. All-day battery life. Hardware and software work together to get the most out of your battery. And thanks to fast‑charge capability, you can recharge in less time. A13 Bionic is so powerful, everything you do is fast and fluid. It also works in the most power‑efficient way possible, so your battery lasts longer. In fact, A13 Bionic is so advanced, it’s years ahead of the pack. The most secure facial authentication in a smartphone. Face ID lets you unlock your iPhone instantly, and it’s even more secure than Touch ID. With just a glance you can sign in to apps, access accounts, and pay with Apple Pay. And setting it up is quick and simple. Every feature in iPhone is designed to protect your personal information. Face ID doesn’t store or share your photo. When you send an iMessage or make a FaceTime call, your data is encrypted. And Maps tells you where you’re going without sharing where you’ve been. iPhone holds its value longer. Every iPhone is engineered with premium materials and built to last. But when it’s finally time to let go — we feel you — trade it in for your next iPhone. Your old one will be recycled or go to a new owner.
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    "Xmas gift...Great christmas gift for my daughter she loved the phone...Just what she needed for going to college. Not too expensive."

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    Product Description

    Just the right amount of everything. A new dual‑camera system captures more of what you see and love. An all‑day battery life lets you do more and charge less. And high‑quality video, so your memories look better than ever. It just got a whole lot harder to take a bad photo. All‑new dual‑camera system. Take your photos from wide to ultra wide. A redesigned interface uses the new Ultra Wide camera to show you what’s happening outside the frame — and lets you capture it. Shoot and edit videos as easily as you do photos. It’s the world’s most popular camera, now with a whole new perspective. Shoot and edit high-quality video in a smartphone. iPhone 11 shoots beautifully sharp 4K video at 60 fps across all its cameras. The Ultra Wide camera captures four times more scene, so it’s perfect for action shots like your dog catching a frisbee. If you’re recording a performance — say, your kid’s piano recital — when you zoom in, the audio zooms too. And now you can edit videos as easily as you do photos. New Ultra Wide camera. Go big — the new Ultra Wide camera captures four times more scene. Think breathtaking landscapes that go on forever. Capturing the entire stage and crowd at a music festival. And vacation shots that show the whole family — including the views you traveled 11,000 miles for. Introducing Night mode. Shooting in low light doesn’t have to be a shot in the dark. Night mode is a new feature that turns on automatically for low‑light photos like you’ve never seen. There’s no need for flash, colors are more natural, and photos are brighter. Take portraits to new places. With new kinds of portraits and more lighting controls, the dual cameras in iPhone 11 work together to create stunning images. And Portrait mode now works with everything you love to shoot — that includes your best friends, two‑legged or four. Start shooting video instantly with QuickTake. Take a video simply by holding the shutter while in photo mode. Then swipe to the right to continue recording. If you’re shooting outdoors, A13 Bionic can use machine learning to automatically track a moving subject. Introducing the slofie. Everything looks cooler at 120 fps, even if you’re just saying cheese, waving hi, or tossing your hair in the breeze. And now you can add more of everything to your selfies thanks to the new 12MP TRUEDepth camera. Just turn your iPhone to landscape and the camera automatically zooms out to fit more in. Front glass and back glass are strengthened through a dual ion‑exchange process. Water resistant to twice the depth. iPhone 11 is water resistant up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes — double the depth of iPhone XR.1. All-day battery life. Hardware and software work together to get the most out of your battery. And thanks to fast‑charge capability, you can recharge in less time. A13 Bionic is so powerful, everything you do is fast and fluid. It also works in the most power‑efficient way possible, so your battery lasts longer. In fact, A13 Bionic is so advanced, it’s years ahead of the pack. The most secure facial authentication in a smartphone. Face ID lets you unlock your iPhone instantly, and it’s even more secure than Touch ID. With just a glance you can sign in to apps, access accounts, and pay with Apple Pay. And setting it up is quick and simple. Every feature in iPhone is designed to protect your personal information. Face ID doesn’t store or share your photo. When you send an iMessage or make a FaceTime call, your data is encrypted. And Maps tells you where you’re going without sharing where you’ve been. iPhone holds its value longer. Every iPhone is engineered with premium materials and built to last. But when it’s finally time to let go — we feel you — trade it in for your next iPhone. Your old one will be recycled or go to a new owner.
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  7. Motorola - Moto G Power 5G 2023 256GB (Unlocked) - Mineral Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice phone well recommended birthday gift for my wife...Good starter phone for my college kid. Price could be better but not to bad."

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    Experience ultra-fast 5G performance with an octa-core processor.1 Enjoy seamless scrolling on a razor-sharp 6.5" FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Welcome to life at the speed of moto g power 5G.
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    "Nice phone well recommended birthday gift for my wife...Good starter phone for my college kid. Price could be better but not to bad."

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    Experience ultra-fast 5G performance with an octa-core processor.1 Enjoy seamless scrolling on a razor-sharp 6.5" FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Welcome to life at the speed of moto g power 5G.
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  8. Google - Pixel 7 Pro 128GB (Unlocked) - Obsidian - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice Father’s Day gift...Amazing gift to my dad in the father day y a good divice...devent phone for the price. bought several as gifts and no complaints so far"

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    Introducing Pixel 7 Pro, Google’s best-of-everything phone. Powered by Google Tensor G2, it’s fast and secure, with an immersive display and amazing battery life. The best Pixel camera yet includes a telephoto lens and pro-level features like Macro Focus. And with the certified Titan M2 security chip and a built-in VPN, Pixel helps protect your personal data.₁
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    "Nice Father’s Day gift...Amazing gift to my dad in the father day y a good divice...devent phone for the price. bought several as gifts and no complaints so far"

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    Introducing Pixel 7 Pro, Google’s best-of-everything phone. Powered by Google Tensor G2, it’s fast and secure, with an immersive display and amazing battery life. The best Pixel camera yet includes a telephoto lens and pro-level features like Macro Focus. And with the certified Titan M2 security chip and a built-in VPN, Pixel helps protect your personal data.₁
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  9. HP Elitebook 840 G6 Laptop, Intel I5-8365U 1.6GHZ, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD HD W10P-64 - Refurbished - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "a gift...bought it as a gift. the individual lovesit says does everything they want especially games...It is fast and allows me to multitask, as a college student this is an amazing laptop."

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    Everyday computing just got easier with the HP Elitebook 840 G6 Laptop. Fully loaded with an Core i5 1.60 GHz Processor; the Elitebook 840 G6 makes for a speedy and efficient Laptop. The 256 GB SSD provides ample space to store all crucial data safely.
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    "a gift...bought it as a gift. the individual lovesit says does everything they want especially games...It is fast and allows me to multitask, as a college student this is an amazing laptop."

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    Everyday computing just got easier with the HP Elitebook 840 G6 Laptop. Fully loaded with an Core i5 1.60 GHz Processor; the Elitebook 840 G6 makes for a speedy and efficient Laptop. The 256 GB SSD provides ample space to store all crucial data safely.
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  10. HP - 14" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 128GB eMMC - Jet Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great laptop bought it as gift for a college student."

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    Do more from anywhere. All-day long. Designed to keep you productive and entertained from anywhere, the HP 14 inch Laptop PC combines long battery life with a thin and portable, micro-edge bezel design.
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    "Great laptop bought it as gift for a college student."

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    Do more from anywhere. All-day long. Designed to keep you productive and entertained from anywhere, the HP 14 inch Laptop PC combines long battery life with a thin and portable, micro-edge bezel design.
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