If you’re in the market for a new laptop, it can be intimidating sorting through all the choices you have at your disposal. How do you decide which device is the right one? Well, you can start by checking out HP Store’s laptop deals, which rotate through a wide range of laptop families from capable general use devices to high-powered machines crafted to take on resource-heavy applications and software.
There are plenty of options available at every price point, so browse our selection today and find an HP laptop that will help take your day from ordinary to extraordinary.
What should I look for in a new laptop?
The specs and features necessary for your personal or work laptop depends on your specific profession and lifestyle. For example, a user looking for a machine capable of taking on document creation and emailing probably doesn’t need the newest generation of Intel® Core™ i9 processors. However, a design professional who regularly used CAD software has a much greater need for high-powered computing
and a processor that can keep up.
With that in mind, it’s important to understand the different choices available in the laptop deals section of HP Store. Using the specs and features guide below, you can get a better understanding of what you may want or need for your device.
1. Laptop type
For many people, a traditional clamshell is the right choice. Portable and capable, a regular laptop is perfect if you don’t need additional features or frills.
But it’s important to note, there are other types of laptops available. For example, some users may benefit from a 2-in-1 laptop that delivers the best of both worlds of a regular laptop and a tablet. A 2-in-1 device gives you laptop-level processing power and a capable operating system, but with the portability of a tablet when you need it.
Tablets come in handy if you’re out in the field making notes or packing for a trip where space is at a premium, and they are light enough to carry around with you all day if you’re on the go.
HP Spectre x360
laptops, for example, offer up a 360-degree hinge so you can sketch out quick ideas in tablet mode, send out emails in traditional laptop mode, and deliver a contract-winning presentation in tent mode. Designed to be flexible, this device is ideal for a modern professional.
Whether you want a traditional laptop or a modern 2-in-1 laptop, there is a wide array of efficient machines adept at working as hard as you do at HP Store. Plus, there are many models in our laptop sales section that allow you to customize before you buy, so you can choose the processor, graphics card, storage capacity, memory, and preferred hardware among other features.
2. Screen and graphics
Your laptop screen is a window into your professional and creative world, so it’s important you take care when choosing the right features for it. For example, you may want a touch display so you can take advantage of the precision of an HP stylus pen, typically sold separately.
HP laptop displays boast high resolutions and a variety of screen sizes. With vivid color ranges and true-to-life image capability, you can breathe life into your artistic projects or simply enjoy the visual high quality that elevates the experience of watching your favorite shows.
Your CPU or central processing unit is integral to the function of your laptop. And HP laptops feature processors such as the Intel Core i3 or Intel Core i7 among others to provide incredible performance without lag or interruption.
Whether you know you want the latest 8th generation processor or the exact processor model unit like the Core i7-9750h, there are capable CPUs available for every budget.
Your RAM is your computer’s short-term memory and the right amount is critical for seamless computing. A robust amount of RAM comes in handy if you do a lot of multi-tasking and don’t want to experience annoying slowdowns or lag. Choose from 4GB of memory to 32GB of memory or more. Remember, it’s a good rule of thumb to err on the side of more RAM for the best computing experience. Read more about how much RAM you need in your laptop here
Your laptop’s storage acts as the device’s long-term memory. The heftiest storage options might include a choice like a 1TB hard drive. But you can also choose from solid-state drives (SSD) like 128GB SSD to 256GB of SSD.
6. Battery Life
One of the main features you’ll need to keep in mind when you invest in a laptop is ensuring that it boasts enough battery life to keep you going. These days, laptops boast incredible battery life that can be leveraged for all day staying power. For users, that means less time worrying about disrupting your day and less fighting over the last power outlet at the coffee shop.
What kind of laptop is right for me?
Laptops for entrepreneurs
Business professionals can’t afford an unreliable machine that won’t last through those days where you need to burn that midnight oil to hit a deadline. Entrepreneurs need intuitive features that help enhance their workflow. After all, nobody wants to waste time or effort working harder than you have to, which might happen if you use subpar technology. Check out the HP EliteBook series
if you want the best processors, connectivity options, graphics, and customizability.
Laptops for artists and creatives
When you work in the design industry, your graphics card and display become a huge part of your workflow. It’s important to see the entire breadth of your project on your screen rather than feeling cramped and looking at your work bit by bit. That’s where a laptop like the HP ZBook
You can choose from among 7th generation Intel Core or Intel Xeon processors, which make quick work of even the most resource-intensive tasks. Enjoy powerful graphics and 4K touch displays optimized to help you make the most of all your creative masterpieces.
You can complete your office workstation by adding a stylus to your setup. With the addition of a pen, you can leverage the full capability of a touch screen. Draw, take notes, and quickly highlight changes to a creative project with a few traces of your stylus. Make sure to double-check whether or not your touch screen enabled model includes a pen or if you need to purchase this accessory separately.
Laptops for students
As a student in high school, college, or graduate school student, it’s important to have the right technology to support your studies. Taking notes in class, writing essays, and emailing professors are all essential school tasks. Unfortunately, some laptops can be a costly investment. However, by taking advantage of HP’s laptop deals, you can easily find a budget-friendly device capable of helping you achieve your academic dreams.
Check out the HP Chromebook
family if you’re not sure where to start. HP Chromebooks function as enhanced Chrome browsers, making them user-friendly and streamlined. Thanks to Chrome OS, users can get access to useful Chrome apps such as Google Docs and Google Sheets to help you accomplish your homework and make the path to your degree a little more enjoyable.
Laptops for gamers
Gamers have some of the highest computing needs in general. These types of users require potent graphics and fast processors to take on PC games, many of which are very resource-intensive. In order to meet those high demands, gamers may want to peruse HP Store’s laptop sales for laptop families such as HP OMEN laptops
. Designed for gaming, these machines can give you an edge over the competition by allowing you to be more responsive than your opponent.
A mobile gaming rig isn’t complete without accessories
. So, make sure to check out all the different kinds of external peripherals you can add to complete your battle station like gaming mice, speakers, and headsets to strategize with other teammates online.
Laptops for general use
On the hunt for a personal laptop for streaming, email-sending, and document creation? Well you may find that HP Pavilion laptops
are a great choice. Offering capable processing power and great graphics, you can enjoy your day off by binging your favorite shows or connecting with loved ones over Skype. Simple and durable, these laptops are the ideal general-use computers.