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Tech Buying Guide for Students

Students need a well-stocked set of learning tools to succeed these days as many classrooms and courses are requiring students to be computer-literate. Choosing the right computer for school and college requires you to think about what you will most likely use it for.

From doing homework and researching online to playing games and streaming movies, knowing what you need in advance holds a big influence on the type of computer you need.

Whether you’re a school student searching for your first laptop or a college student looking for a specialized PC, we can help you make up your mind before making the important purchase.

Laptop for School Students

Laptop for School Students

Things to consider before buying:

1. Portable

A student's backpack is heavy enough with books and stationaries. Consider a laptop that’s thin and lightweight, so it won't add on too much to what they are already carrying.

2. Powerful

Kids these days browse the web, chat on social media, open documents, and listen to music, so make sure the laptop is made to keep up with their activities.

3. Durable

Accidents can happen. That’s why it’s important to look for a laptop that’s sturdy, well-built, and protected for when the worst happens.

For Primary or Elementary School Students​

As kids grow, their desire to learn increases at an astonishing rate. A quality laptop or a practical desktop gives them unlimited options for exploring hobbies and interests, as well as providing the tools that are required for homework and school projects.

HP Chromebook 14

HP Chromebook 14

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HP Notebook 14

HP Notebook 14

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HP All-in-One 22 Desktop ​

HP All-in-One Desktop​

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Laptop for School Teenagers

For Secondary or High School Students​

For teenagers in high school, consider what they may do after graduating when buying a new computer. What career will they gravitate toward in the next few years? By getting them a laptop or a desktop that’s equipped to handle their future, you are giving them time to adapt, learn, and embrace their dreams.​

HP Pavilion x360

HP Pavilion x360

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HP Notebook 14

HP Notebook 14

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HP Pavilion 14

HP Pavilion 14

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HP Pavilion AiO 24 Desktop​

HP All-in-One Desktop​

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Laptop for Higher Education

PC for Higher Education

For College Students

No matter your academic major is, today’s HP laptops and desktops are made for what you choose to do. A computer can be as essential to your academic success as your textbooks, while also catering for entertainment and personal communication in your free time.

HP Envy x360

HP Envy x360

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HP Pavilion x360

HP Pavilion x360

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HP Pavilion 14

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HP Pavilion Gaming

HP Pavilion Gaming

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Specialized University Needs

Some majoring and courses will require the students to own a high-powered and fast computer to keep up with the growing technology demands. Here are some specifications to consider before buying a high-end, specialized PC:

Minimum 500 GB of HDD or SSD storage
An Intel® i5 processor or higher, such as Intel® i7 or Intel® Xeon
A quality graphics card, such as NVIDIA® GeForce® or NVIDIA® Quadro®
A high screen resolution (Full HD or higher)
Minimum 8GB of RAM, or higher for heavy applications.

Laptop for Engineering

Engineering

Engineering students require their computer to have some extra computing power and the ability to quickly jump from one program to another. It’s important to know and understand the specs you need to keep your engineering programs and work running smoothly.​

HP Envy 13

HP Envy 13

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HP ZBook 15

HP ZBook 15

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HP Pavilion AiO 24 Desktop​

HP All-in-One Desktop​

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Laptop for Programming

Programming

Programming students need a computer that is faster and more coding-oriented to make it easier to get projects done. Speed is crucial for the computer to process information such as JavaScript, Python, C++ and many other programming languages.​

HP Pavilion Gaming

HP Pavilion Gaming

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HP ZBook 14u

HP ZBook 14u

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OMEN by HP Desktop​

OMEN by HP Desktop​

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Laptop for Video & Music Production

Video & Music Production

If you’re in the field of creating media content, you already know that you require a different level of power from your PC. To handle video editing software, your computer needs certain specifications, so you can work without worrying about lags and crashing.

For music production, you may also need some specific features to achieve the sound you want. It’s also worth noting that your PC may not just be a recording device but is also used for performances.

HP Spectre Folio

HP Spectre Folio

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HP ZBook Studio

HP ZBook Studio

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OMEN by HP 17

OMEN by HP 17

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HP ENVY Curved AiO Desktop

HP ENVY Curved AiO Desktop​

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Laptop for Graphic Design & Animation

Graphic Design & Animation

Graphic designers and animation artists brighten up our lives through visual art, advertisements, films, and complex 3D design. Most animation and design students depend on a heavier load of software and tech to render their work with clarity and precision.

Thus, they need a PC with high computing power and built that can handle multiple functions and very specialized applications.

HP ZBook x2

HP ZBook x2

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HP ZBook Studio x360

HP ZBook Studio x360

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HP Z Workstation Desktop

HP Z Workstation Desktop

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Printers for Students

Printers for Students

While students use their computer for most of the studying, they often need to produce printed copy of their homework, research papers and assignments.

Owning a personal printer can help streamline your academic to-dos so you’ll be able to devote more time and attention to your studies. And with a dedicated photo printer, you can improve the quality of your prints and start handling projects way more affordably in-house.

HP Sprocket photo printer

HP Sprocket photo printer

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HP Deskjet 3755 AiO printer

HP Deskjet Printer

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HP OfficeJet 5255 AiO printer

HP OfficeJet Printer

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Why you should give the best?

Students can be finicky about the devices they use, and no one can deny that tech changes fast these days. Be sure to ask your student what they will use their computer for, not just the activities they are supposed to be doing at school.

Take an interest in their hobbies and creative pursuits to ensure you don’t overlook an important functionality they crave. By investing in a device that’s in tune with their personal priorities, you can customize it to just what your student needs with options to grow and expand in the years ahead.

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