Has your child or grandchild started back at school yet? My kids go back to school two weeks from this coming Tuesday. It’s so hard to believe that summer is just about over and it’s almost September. Wasn’t it the Forth of July yesterday? It would seem that way.
I have one child in junior high and the other in high school. Gone are the days of cute character backpacks, lunch boxes and crayons. These days my kids need expensive high-tech calculators, trendy outfits and the “must have” footwear.
One thing my kids have not asked for yet (but I have a feeling they will soon) is for new laptops. Both of my kids have old laptops with certain limited capabilities. They are far from high-tech like today’s laptops are. Not only that they are big and heavy whereas laptops these days are thin, lightweight and easy to carry around in a backpack.
When the day comes where my kids need a new laptop I’m going to check out the HP Pavilion dv6-7029wm Entertainment PC. It can be found at Walmart so you know you can get a great deal on it. This slick looking laptop comes with an HP TrueVision HD webcam, 2 in 1 memory card reader and a 6 cell battery which gives you up to 6 hours of battery life. It even comes with Beats Audio amplified by quad speakers and a subwoofer. I know my kids would love that. They listen to music all the time on the laptop or their cellphones.
This laptop also comes with a SuperMulti DVD burner so you can watch movies, read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats. It’s always a good idea for students to back up their work, especially important projects, so writing on CDS to back up their work is important.
Printers are also a “must have” for students. I cannot tell you how many times the kids have had to use my computer to print things out on the printer. I think they need their own printer. That way they can print out their work and they won’t disturb me while I need to get work done on my computer.
Walmart has several nice HP printers. I personally like the HP Deskjet 3052a e-All-in-One printers. That way your student can make copies, print out papers and even scan documents. I have an HP printer, but it’s a basic model. I really want to get an all-in-one because I have the need to scan and e-mail documents on a frequent basis.
My favorite feature of the HP all-in-one printers is that most models use a wireless signal which allows you to print remotely. That means if my son is doing homework in the room and my daughter is in the dining room they can print out papers from the printer on the desk without having to get up. I think this helps to make homework time a lot more efficient. My kids tend to get distracted easily. If they had to get up all the time to print out papers they might get sidetracked and it will take them longer to get homework done.
Another wonderful feature is that your child can send homework assignments and photos from the classroom to their HP ePrint printer at home simply by sending an e-mail.
This printer is also great for college students. Parents can keep in touch by sharing photos with the HP ePrint. Parents can even send their college student recipes so they don’t have to eat mac and cheese everyday. LOL!
Of course if you have a printer you’ll need qualify ink. Don’t forget to stock up on HP XL ink cartridges. Always try to keep an extra ink cartridge handy. I cannot tell you how many times we’re run out of ink during and important project. It’s not always convenient to go out and buy more ink so it’s a wise idea to always make sure you have a spare just in case.
You can also save up to 40% on printing using the HP XL ink cartridges compared to HP standard cartridges. I’m all for saving $$$!
Walmart carries all of these HP products and supplies so you can pick up everything your child might need for school in one shopping trip.
To help you stock up on back-to-school essentials I have a $25.00 Walmart gift card to give to a lucky reader.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on August 31, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me which one of these HP products would best prepare your child for the new school year and why?
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*I will be reciving a Walmart gift card as part of a promotional program with MomSelect. All opinions expressed are my own.