Confession: I am still in denial that our family has a kid (or should I say adult) heading off to College this Fall! How did that happen so quickly? Wasn’t it yesterday we were taking him to soccer and high school band practice? As his stepmom, I have helped prepare him for this pivotal time in his life. It’s a bittersweet season as a parent. You are beyond proud of them for spreading their wings, but also a bit sad to know they don’t “need” you as much as they once did. Please note: This post is sponsored by Intel, but opinions expressed are my own.
Even though he is off to college, we are still here to help guide him to make the best decisions to help make college life a little easier. One of those choices is trying to find the best laptop for his college studies. Even though I am married to a man who works in the IT profession, it can still be overwhelming to pick a laptop that suits my stepson’s needs and doesn’t break the bank. Thankfully, we have found our match with the Intel® HP Chromebook available at Walmart.
When I told my stepson about the Chromebook powered by Intel® Core™ i3 Processors, he immediately jumped at the opportunity to test it out. He is very picky with his technology (like his Dad) so seeing him excited confirmed my decision to move forward with this trustworthy device.
What makes the Chromebook the best laptop for college students?
I know that the Chromebook with Google Docs will help him take notes in the classroom and collaborate on group projects. But, there are so many other things this amazing and affordable device can do for users.
A Chrome* device with a powerful Intel® i3 processor delivers an outstanding experience on the web and running Chrome* or Android* apps. It loads content-rich webpages quickly, provides brilliant video playback, and lets you multitask across different apps effortlessly. Enjoy the quick, responsive performance with an Intel® i3 processors inside your Chrome* device.
Sleek and light design
I wish my college laptop was as light and sleek as the Chromebook is! Oh wait, I didn’t have a laptop in college. I had a bulky and huge desktop computer back at the dorm. Kids have it made these days with a device like this. It only weighs 3.99 lb and is very portable. The touchscreen ability makes it easy to navigate on the 15.60-inch screen.
I found out that you can binge-watch Netflix® for up to 10 hours without plugging in the battery to recharge*. Don’t tell him that but wow what an amazing feature! I may have to borrow this laptop from time-to-time and experience the rich 4K Ultra HD it provides. Did you know that 4K Ultra HD has four times as many pixels than traditional HD for sharper more lifelike visuals? There are thousands of apps available in the Google Play store to take advantage of as well. Who am I kidding, I was in college once! I know he will definitely take advantage of this feature… after he finishes his homework, of course!
Long Battery Life
Another added bonus: He can take the Chromebook anywhere without having to worry about finding a power outlet because of the long battery life. The Chromebook 15 provides up to 10 hours of battery life.*
Security made simple
The Chromebook provides simple and carefree browsing without the hassle of remembering passwords. Users can store passwords, personal information, and auto-fill information with one master password that is protected by security* built into the computer. With an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3 processor in a new computer has precise facial, voice, and fingerprint recognition. You can log on with just a look, your voice, or your fingerprint – it’s rock-solid security, hassle-free, and saves time. The Chromebook has built-in virus protection and cloud backups.
Other key features
- Processor: 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U
- Display: 15.6-inch diagonal FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit touchscreen (1920 x 1080)
- Memory: 4 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (onboard)
- Internal storage: 128 GB eMMC
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Sound: B&O with dual speakers
- Wireless: Intel Wireless-AC 802.11b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo
- Camera: HP Wide Vision HD Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone
- Product weight: 3.99 lb
- Keyboard: Full-size island-style cloud blue-backlit keyboard with numeric keypad
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- Intel® technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at http://support.intel.com.
- Performance results are based on testing as of March 6, 2019 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure.
- As projected on Intel® Reference Platform using a 40WHr battery and 25×14 Panel on Windows 10* 1080p 24fps Local Video Playback: Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor, PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.0GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4- 2400, Storage: Intel® 600p SSD, Intel® UHD Graphics 620, OS: Windows* 10, Battery Size: 40WHr, Screen: 25×14 12”, Windows 10 Power Slider – Better Performance
- Performance results are based on testing as of Aug. 1, 2018 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure.