(BPT) - From study groups to semesters abroad and internships, each new school year provides a list of endless opportunities for a student's personal growth and development. With to-do lists jam-packed with course work, social events and extracurricular activities, the best way to succeed is to invest in technology that will keep up with any student's fast-paced lifestyle.
Luckily, technology experts from HP have gathered suggestions to get you through the shuffle of buying a new device. Use these tips to make a lasting decision you feel comfortable with, and one that will prepare you for every moment this school year.
Choose devices that allow you to study where you want, and how you want.
The gig is up - students are no longer confined to the classroom or library. Whether working in a cafe, in the comfort of a dorm room, through online classes or abroad internationally - the technology has to be flexible. Laptops like the HP Pavilion x360 have the ability to rotate 360 degrees and the best part is the ability to customize how you use the device.
Make the experience your own with one of four modes: tablet mode for taking notes in class, notebook mode for a research paper, tent mode for watching an online lecture and stand mode for reviewing e-flashcards. It's lightweight and mobile, so you can take it anywhere your studies lead you.
Look for a detachable for the on-the-go student.
While it may not be announced at orientation, campus life often forces a student to juggle multiple classes and activities. One day can take you anywhere from running to class and then to volleyball practice, to a part-time job or an on-campus philanthropy meeting and then back to the dorm for homework or studying (we're tired just thinking about it).
The key factor in figuring it all out is a device that can be in two places at once. A detachable device like the HP Pavilion x2 allows you to choose a lightweight tablet to get you through the fast-paced days and then calmly regroup with a fully functional laptop for those nights you need to hunker down and focus.
Ready, set, print!
It's time to wave goodbye to last minute running around to print a document. As we all know, college students are always on the go, and that's why the HP OfficeJet 4560 is the best fit for those packed semester schedules. It's equipped with HP ePrint - a feature that allows you to print from anywhere with your smartphone or tablet. Print your assignment from the gym, cafeteria, or wherever you are when you remember you need to bring a hard copy to class. It also features HP Instant Ink - a service that automatically sends new ink to your doorstep once the printer signals it's low - an affordable, no mess, no stress way to ensure you never run out of ink.
Ultimately, choosing technology should be fun, not stressful.
An investment in a quality device will only lead to educational and professional success. Whether planning to use a device to keep up with homework, chat with classmates, submit an online exam or simply play a game - checking all these boxes will ensure your device will support all activities during the school year, and beyond.
Learn more about all of these back-to-school tech options and more at Shopping.HP.com.