“Most of Apple’s Mac lineup is overdue for a refresh, but if you’re shopping for college, you might consider a MacBook or iPad Pro,” Susie Ochs writes for Macworld. “Both have key features that make them especially handy for college students. And both are eligible for Apple’s back-to-school promotion.”

“If you buy an eligible Mac (any model but the Mac mini), you can get a free pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless Heaphones, via a $299.95 instant credit. Buy an eligible iPhone (6, 6 Plus, 6s, or 6s Plus) or an iPad Pro, and you’ll get a $199.95 credit for a pair of Powerbeats2 Wireless Headphones — and you can pay $100 more to get the Beats Solo2 instead,” Ochs writes. “This promotion expires September 5, and conditions apply, so be sure to read all the fine print.”

Ochs writes, “These are our picks for the best Apple gear for students—what to buy now, and what to wait for, as several major Apple product lines should see refreshes by the end of 2016.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If we were about to head back to our school this autumn (Oh, that it were true! Go Orange!) we’d have a very tough time deciding, but despite Apple’s gorgeous and very capable 12-inch iPad Pro, we’d likely go for the 12-inch MacBook today.