The iPad is king when it comes to handheld technology. The bright 9.7-inch screen is fantastic for everything from web browsing to watching videos, while the intuitive touch-screen does away with the need for a physical keyboard. The result is a slim, powerful portable that runs for a solid ten hours between battery charges – no laptop on the market today can match that.

Much of the iPad’s appeal lies in its variety of software and the catchphrase “there’s an app for that” is pretty accurate. The 16GB Wi-Fi model is fine if you don’t have a vast music and video library, but you’ll need the pricier 3G option if you want unimpeded internet access.