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Something terrible happened this morning. I just realized that school is out for the summer and I didn’t realize it. This is a terrible sign that I’m getting too old to have friends who are still in school. On the plus side, I’m finally educated enough to know what the best technology graduation gifts are for students. You win some. You lose some. So, if you just graduated, know someone who has graduated or are just curious what PC I’d recommend for a student then read on.
Let’s start with the HP Envy 15. This PC has a 15” screen which is bigger than I normally recommend but probably good for preserving your eyes while you are slaving away over hours and hours of homework. You likely don’t know this but I had perfect vision before going to college. Now, I am basically blind without contacts. A bigger PC screen adds a little weight but this beauty is worth it – plus, you’ll save your eyes. Price: $1,299.
If you want to go ultra-thin, ultra-light and sleek the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook is a beautiful option. We talked about this PC a lot during a previous Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat and people were really supportive of the design and style. So basically, you already know that other people are going to be jealous of it and you’ll know that you have something with rad style. Plus for a student who is constantly on the go, the portability is going to save your back and your shoulders. Was I the only one who slouched to one side from a heavy book bag in high school?
Finally, there are a few cool non-PC things that you might be interested. I say this not because I’m buying these things for my niece who just graduated High School and I want to believe I purchased something cool.
Oh and if you didn’t know, when you buy a PC over $699, you get an Xbox and now for an additional $14.95 you can purchase the Windows 8 upgrade offer. Talk about a sweet deal. It (and summer break) make me wish I was still in school.
I am still rocking my Windows XP PC because Windows XP lets me arrange photos the way I want in Explorer and also I don't miss the forced automatic sorting of all items Explorer does on Windows 7: social.msdn.microsoft.com/.../27314d0a-9c70-4b79-93e7-23fe60e7e374
This is sad, but I'm still using my Windows HP G56 with Windows 7 from about 6 years ago! Good thing HP/Windows is built to last! However, with my daughter turning 8 and joining the Gifted Program at school, she needs to research many topics online for reports, take tests online, and is given homework via the Internet. We definitely need something a bit newer and faster! For now, fingers crossed this one lasts!