More than half of American families have some sot of technology on their back-to-school shopping lists.
The National Retail Federation reveals the number is around 55 percent. Families in this group often purchased a tablet or laptop.
Experts say it all depends on a student's age. Suzanna Kantra, a tech expert, said the tablets work best for younger students and the laptops work best for older students. The bottom line -- every parents should take the battery life into consideration.
"Your child can leave the dorm room, not bring a power adapter, and be assured they can work all day, take notes, be able to take it to the library later and really get the most out of the device," Kantra said.
Kantra said parents can check their child's school to find out if the device lines up with the operating system.