Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
As my daughter makes her way into 4th grade this September, I can’t help but have so many thoughts as I prepare her for the school year ahead. When did she become a 4th grader? What happened to the shy little 4-year old I begrudgingly sent into nursery school? Where did the years go? How can I best prepare her for what lies ahead? Socially, it’s getting harder to control everything she sees and hears, and we are running into tougher teaching moments and hard lessons learned. I’ve heard it doesn’t get any easier, so we are treading these waters as the situations present themselves, and dealing with them as best as we are equipped. As far as getting her ready for everything else she needs as she enters 4th grade, her school supply list has been tackled and we are currently looking into the best laptop for her. She needs a reliable laptop for school projects and I’m sure she will want to play some games on it as well, but when it comes to laptop shopping I feel like I’m a little rusty. What’s the best laptop to purchase for school? How much memory does she really need? What is the best laptop to purchase for students?
Since our experience with Best Buy has always been great, we knew that Best Buy would be our only stop for our answers. They have laptops at every price point and need. My husband and I browsed the Best Buy website before heading to the store, so we knew what we were looking for, how much we were willing to spend, and what specs we wanted in a new laptop. Our current tablets are standing on their last leg, so we wanted to get rid of the tablet and have a laptop that has the capability to take over and provide more feature. HP laptops are typically in our price range and pack a punch in value, so naturally, we gravitated to that brand. The HP Envy x360 laptops stuck out because of all the features and capability to take with us on the go, just like a tablet, but we are currently debating over the 13.3″ or 15.6″ touchscreen laptops. I’m leaning toward the smaller size just for portability, but my husband feels a bigger screen would be more beneficial in the long run.
Right now, they are offering $100 off of either size, just in time for back to school season, but that pricing is only in effect until 7/28/2018! Here’s a little more info on the HP Envy x360 laptops:
HP Envy x360 laptops are 2-in-1 devices that can transfer from a laptop to a tablet in seconds. These touch-screen laptops come with Windows Ink capabilities and a Windows operating system so you can write on the screen with your stylus. AMD processors make them fast and thin so you can take them with you anywhere you go!
Product Specs:Windows 10 operating systemWindows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›Built for Windows InkQuickly jot down notes and ideas with ease.Full HD touch screenThe 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient WLED backlight.8GB system memory for advanced multitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.360° flip-and-fold designOffers versatile functionality with laptop, audience, tabletop, presentation and tablet modes.