As you may know, I’ve recently sent two of my four children off to universities this summer. Outfitting them, for what is the first time they have lived on their own, has been quite the experience. We have basically set up two other “households” with everything we think they will need as they embark on their exciting journeys. One of the major spending categories has been technology. Our children have grown up with amazing choices, and what was a luxury not too many years ago is now a requirement for students at almost every grade level, especially college.
Because a major portion of the budget is spent on electronics that are educational tools (I also have a middle-school and high school student still at home), I like to go with brands I trust and provide a great value, like HP. There are three products, available at Wal-Mart, that deserve a look (especially the e-printer – one of my faves):
HP Pavilion dv6-7029wm Entertainment PC <bit.ly/HPdv6PC> – Introducing the HP Pavilion dv6 laptop PC. With a sleek, tapered metal design, it’s easy to pick up. With cool features like Beats Audio amplified by quad speakers and a subwoofer, it’s tough to put down.
HP Deskjet 3052a e-All-in-One printer <http://www.walmart.com/hpeprint> – With an HP e-Print wireless enabled printer, you can now print from your smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere! Your children can send photos and assignments from the classroom right to your HP ePrint printer at home by simply sending an email. This printer is also great for teens going away to college! You can share photos and recipes with them in their dorm room. Stay in touch with your students with HP ePrint.
HP XL Ink Cartridges <http://www.walmart.com/hpink> – Back-to-school means lots of printing! These cartridges fit in your printer like HP’s regular cartridges, but they hold more ink. The best part is they are now available at Walmart and Walmart.com/HPink so you can stock up on ink when you buy groceries. You can save up to 40% on printing with HP’s XL ink cartridges*. That’s a great value any mom can appreciate!
*Compared with single, standard HP ink cartridges. Based on average retail pricing, actual prices may vary.
For your chance to win a $25 Walmart gift card to stock up on back-to-school essentials, leave a comment here on which HP item would best prepare your student for the new school year, and why. A random winner will be chosen on August 31, 2012. US residents only, please.
Good luck at back-to-school time.
HP is a client, opinions at the top are my own – Maria.