With summer almost over it is time for many parents to start purchasing back to school products. For those with older kids laptops definitely top the list. Looking to get your student a nifty laptop that packs a punch without breaking the bank? Here are our eight reasons why this year you should get your student the HP Envy x360 laptop at Best Buy.
This year my son is heading to college and needed a laptop. We got him an HP x360 which is a laptop-tablet combo, and he couldn’t be happier. It is fast, light and easy to use. In fact, he after using it for the past few weeks he says that it is the best laptop he’s had so far and here’s why.
# 1 the two in one feature
The HP Envy x360 Laptop can switch from laptop mode to tablet in seconds, so it is convenient not only for school but for times he wants to check out his social media profiles or stream a movie in the cafeteria.
#2 touch screen and stylus capabilities
The HP Envy x360 Laptop has Windows Ink capability that lets our son doodle and jot down quick ideas with a stylus. (Some models come with one otherwise you can buy it for an additional $69
#3 its weight
The portable AMD processors make the HP Envy x360 Laptop a fast and thin on-the-go notebook. The 15-inch version weighs less than 5 pounds with the battery span varying anywhere between 6-9 hours.
#4 good sound
The HP Envy x360 Laptop’s speakers by Bang & Olufsen are top notch. Our son with autism loves listening to Spotify for hours and is quite particular about sound quality
#5 cool design
With clean, minimalist lines, the HP Envy x360 Laptop looks like a higher ended product than its counterparts in the same price range. The 360° flip-and-fold laptop comes in three sizes 13.5, 15 and 17 inches and two colors silver (Intel) and dark ash silver (AMD.) Our son decided to go with the dark ash.
# 6 easy to use
The HP Envy x360 Laptop runs on Windows 10, so it’s a piece of cake to set up and configure! Microsoft brought back the Start Menu from Windows 7 along with new features like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Our son loved setting it up guided by Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana. Furthermore, he loves the Windows 10 face recognition feature that adds an extra layer of convenience since he forgets his passwords quite often
#7 large memory
Depending on the model you chose the HP Envy x360 Laptop comes with quite a bit of memory( 8GB ) to help you multitask. So now our son can write school papers, edit videos and chat with friends all at the same time. The pricier model has 256GB. We bought him the cheaper 128GB configuration since we figured we can always add an external drive later on.
HP offers several configurations of the HP Envy x360 Laptop all reasonably priced. The basic model packs an Intel Core i5-8250U CPU with 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB 7,200rpm of hard drive.
Our son got the dark ash HP – ENVY 2-in-1 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop. It is fitted with an AMD Ryzen 5 of 8GB Memory and AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 of 128GB.
And the best news is that now through July 28th, you can get $100 off an HP Envy x360 at Best Buy!
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.