I remember getting some really generous and thoughtful gifts when I graduated both high school and college. A luggage set, an engraved watch, fancy business card holders etc. While these gifts were amazing and I am so grateful for them, a new laptop or tablet would have been HUGE.
I had to buy my own computer to go to college. And back then, they were pretty expensive. I would have much rather gotten something that would help me than something that would make me feel loved.
Plus, depending on the device, you can give the gift of video chat!