Buying a laptop for uni? Get ahead before term starts
Hit the ground running for the new uni term. We’ve got laptops that can work and play as hard as you and tips on how to prepare for uni life.
22 Aug 2017
With September just around the corner, we asked Cambridge student, Ibz Mo, to share his top 5 tips on getting prepared for university:
So, now you've signed up to Netflix and put your mini-fridge on order, it's time to sort out the most important piece of tech you'll take with you - your laptop.
The new uni term is here again and your tired old laptop just isn’t going to last another year. You need something that can keep up with life on and off campus Whether you want a fresh start for your first year at uni, or you want to finish your final year on a high, you need a laptop you can rely on.
Why not try…
The HP Pavilion 14 has got everything you need for browsing the web, keeping up on social media, streaming music and movies, and typing up your coursework.
The Intel® 13 dual-core 7th generation processor can handle all your programmes, while Windows 10 has got you covered for apps and mail.
Travel light and work fast
You don’t need an extra bulky laptop to add to your hefty bag of textbooks. The HP Pavilion 14 weighs just 1.58kg and is less than 20mm thick, so it’s perfect for roaming between lectures. You don’t need to compromise on screen size though – the 14” screen is great for researching your essay topic as well as bingeing on Netflix.
The laptop is so light thanks to the SSD – a light, super-fast storage that replaces your heavy old hard drive. Not only does this make the design slimmer and lighter, but it also makes everything that little bit faster. From waking up instantly when you turn on the power, to running several programs at once.
Turn up the sound
B&O Play audio on the HP Pavilion 14 is music to your ears. The dual HP speakers are powered by HP Audio boost technology for crystal clear sound. Listen to your Spotify playlists while working in the library or turn it up for an immersive experience when you’re watching the latest movie.
Stay out all day
Do you prefer working in the library, in the park, or in the student union?
With up to 11.5 hours of battery life on the HP Pavilion 14, you won’t need to be close to a plug socket, so you can work anywhere. Plus, HP Fast Charge gets you to 90% charge in 90 minutes.
And if you want flexibility, why not try…
Doing a creative course? A 2 in 1 gives you best of both worlds without spending all your student loan before term begins.
The HP Pavilion x360 has a 360-degree hinge so you can fold the screen back on the keypad to create a tablet. Switch to tablet-style for natural notetaking or drawing and set it up tent-style for streaming shows in bed. Then use the traditional laptop and keyboard when you’re getting serious with uni work.
English student or graphic design? We’ve got a laptop to help you ace your degree