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Essential College Dorm Tech from HP

Cameron Cashman
Reading time: 8 minutes

HP has solutions to fit every dorm room scenario, whether you need a powerful computer, vibrant monitor, efficient printer, or reliable peripheral. The right study tools can turn your dorm into a powerhouse of productivity. From laptops to monitors, HP's cutting-edge solutions can enhance your learning journey.
The importance of having the right gear to start the semester cannot be understated. To succeed in college, you can bet on needing a reliable printer (perhaps for any roommates to use as well), a powerful laptop or desktop PC for any assignment, and a headset for any virtual class or gaming outside of homework.
First, let's look at the tools that will help you excel in your studies.

Superior study tools

HP Pavilion laptop (15t-eg300)

HP Pavilion Laptop 15t-eg300
The HP Pavilion (15t-eg300) laptop provides smooth multitasking with an Intel® Core™ i7-1355U processor, capable of speeds up to 5.0 GHz. Along with 16GB of memory and the speedy 256GB solid-state drive (SSD), you can tackle your coursework with ease.
Plus, Intel Iris® Xe Graphics and the 15-inch 1,920 x 2,160 pixel IPS display ensure vibrant visuals and sharp clarity, keeping you engaged during long presentations or study sessions. But if that’s not enough, don’t worry - you can customize your HP Pavilion (15t-eg300) laptop for even more power and flexibility.
For more processing power, you can upgrade to an Intel Core i7-1360P, which features an additional 2 cores and 4 threats to tackle more resource-heavy activities. Or, if you’re a gamer, you can upgrade to an NVIDIA® GeForce® MX550 graphics card for a little more visual oomph.
Need more storage? You can customize that too - choose from two additional SSD sizes: 512GB and 1TB. You can even customize the display with WLED backlights, BrightView technology, and even add touch functionality. There’s plenty of options for any type of student.

HP DeskJet 3755 All-in-One Printer

HP DeskJet 3755 all-in-one printer
The HP DeskJet 3755 all-in-one printer is your companion for academic success in tight dorm spaces. Compact and wireless, the printer's real value comes from its multifunctionality - it's not just a printer, but a scanner and copier too. With print speeds of up to 8 pages per minute (ppm) for black and white and 5.5 ppm for color, you can have assignments printed and turned in the blink of an eye.
The printer's black-and-white resolution of up to 1,200 x 1,200 dots-per-inch (DPI) ensures every word of an essay is crisp and vivid, and the color resolution can be optimized up to 4,800 x 1,200 DPI for vivid photos. Plus, mobile printing capabilities mean you can quickly print from your smartphone or tablet, even without a network.
But most importantly, the printer is a space-saving marvel, perfect for dorm living. Its dimensions of 15.86 x 6.97 x 5.55 inches and weight of 5 lbs mean you can easily find a spot for it in even the smallest of dorm rooms.

OMEN 27 FHD 165 Hz Gaming Monitor

OMEN 27 FHD 165 Hz Gaming Monitor
Experience education and entertainment like never before with the OMEN 27-inch FHD 165Hz Gaming Monitor. Its quick 165 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time ensure lag-free action, enhancing both learning and gaming experiences.
The vibrant IPS panel, featuring 99% sRGB color gamut and HDR support, presents your study materials and presentations in vivid detail, making every piece of content pop. The AMD FreeSync Premium technology eliminates screen tearing for smoother visuals during activities like gaming.
This monitor's sleek design blends sophistication and fun, making it a perfect fit for any workspace. The adjustable stand guarantees ergonomic comfort during long study sessions. Plus, seamlessly connect multiple devices through its versatile ports, and customize your setup using the OMEN Gaming Hub.

Level up your leisure

Free time is an opportunity to unwind, explore new hobbies, and engage in entertainment. HP offers a range of tech solutions that cater to diverse interests, from gaming and media consumption to creative pursuits and more.

OMEN 25L Gaming Desktop (GT15-1000)

OMEN 25L Gaming Desktop (GT15-1000)
The OMEN 25L desktop PC offers powerful performance for both academic tasks and gaming adventures. Boasting an Intel Core i5-13400 processor with up to 4.6 GHz clock speed, along with an AMD Radeon™ RX 6500 XT Graphics with 8GB dedicated video memory, this PC provides impressive gameplay and graphics rendering.
Its 8GB of memory and 256GB SSD provide snappy multitasking and swift loading times. Plus, enjoy immersive audio experiences with 5.1 surround sound and Omen Audio Control Support.
But we know that gamers love to push the limit when it comes to power and performance - so just like some of HP’s other computers, the OMEN 25L is fully customizable. Maximize your ray-tracing capabilities with a NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card with up to 12GB of dedicated video RAM.
You could give your PC a speed boost with up to 32GB of blazing-fast memory or expand your storage space with larger options: choose from a 1TB SSD or a hard disk drive (HDD) with up to 2TB of storage space.

Poly Voyager Free 60 UC Earbuds

Poly Voyager Free 60 UC Earbuds
The Voyager Free 60 UC carbon black earbuds from Poly are ideal for power users and students on the go. Equipped with a three-mic array and advanced sidetone technology for clear voice transmission, these earbuds offer hybrid active noise cancellation, transparency mode, and full volume control.
The earbuds provide up to 16.5 hours of battery life and 11 additional hours with the charging case, ensuring all-day connectivity and productivity. With a wireless range of up to 30 meters, they are compatible with PCs, smartphones, and more, featuring seamless device switching and voice alerts for convenience.
Designed for comfort, they are perfect for both work and leisure, guaranteeing exceptional sound quality and connectivity.

HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset

HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset
Enhance both study and entertainment nights with the HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset, which delivers clean, distortion-free sound thanks to dual-chamber audio drivers and precise audio separation. Plus, the over-ear design and soft memory foam cushions ensure comfort during extended study sessions or long gaming marathons.
The HyperX Cloud Alpha is compatible with major gaming platforms like PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch, and includes a detachable, noise-canceling microphone so you can communicate with your teammates in multiplayer matches - or study remotely with classmates.
All that, plus the durable aluminum frame, make the Cloud Alpha a versatile and comfortable choice for students seeking immersive sound experiences.

Save space

In compact dorm spaces, it’s vital to maximize your space with ergonomic tech that doesn’t compromise on power. HP offers space-saving solutions that strike the perfect balance, ensuring efficient functionality without overcrowding.

HP Tango Printer

HP Tango Printer
The HP Tango is a versatile and space-saving wireless printer that perfectly suits the needs of busy students. Its cloud-based connectivity and multi-functionality (print, scan, and copy) make it an ideal companion for various tasks.
Experience swift print speeds of up to 11 ppm in black and 8 ppm in color, ensuring rapid document production. High-resolution printing is guaranteed, reaching up to 1,200 x 1,200 rendered DPI. Plus, manual duplex printing aids in conserving paper.
Thanks to a 1,200 DPI scan resolution and an optimized copy resolution of 4,800 x 1,200, you can rest assured that any documents scanned or copied will be detailed and sharp.
With features like mobile and WiFi printing, you can easily print from your smartphone or tablet. This device is perfectly suited for compact dorms, offering a smart solution for tight spaces.

HP Pavilion All-in-One (24-ca2000)

HP Pavilion All-in-One (24-ca2000)
The HP Pavilion All-in-One (24-ca2000) is powered by an Intel Core i3-13100T processor with up to 4.2 GHz clock speed using Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which helps redefine your learning and entertainment experience.
Its 8GB of RAM makes multitasking a breeze, and a speedy 256GB SSD allows you to access data faster than ever before. The integrated graphics and a flicker-free display with a low blue light filter enhance your streaming and gaming endeavors, complemented by the exceptional Audio by Bang & Olufsen.
These days, no PC is complete without a webcam. Stay connected with the 5MP pop-up camera for video calls and expand your PC with additional peripherals thanks to additional USB Type-C and Type-A ports.
And if you’re looking for a little more power, the HP Pavilion (24-ca2000) is fully customizable, with NVIDIA GeForce graphics options, additional RAM (up to 32 GB) and up to 2GB of storage with an additional solid state or hard drive.
Plus, this all-in-one desktop is thoughtfully designed for productivity and sustainability, incorporating recycled materials to align with eco-conscious lifestyles.

Stay connected

From video conferencing for lectures to instant messaging for study groups, online communication has transcended convenience to become an essential lifeline, enabling students to engage in virtual classes, collaborate on projects, and maintain social interactions.

HP 280 Silent Wireless Mouse

HP 280 Silent Wireless Mouse
The HP 280 silent wireless mouse features a dependable 2.4 GHz connection and offers up to 32.81 feet of range, granting you more flexibility in your workspace. The mouse features a unique quiet click technology, ensuring you can work without disturbing others. With an ergonomic design and thumb rest, it's comfortable for extended use.
The multi-surface tracking sensor delivers up to 1,200 DPI resolution, while the advanced scroll wheel makes navigation a breeze. Plus, the mouse's battery lasts up to 18 months, allowing you to work without interruption. Upgrade your study sessions in shared spaces with this noiseless, wireless companion.

HP Universal USB-C Multiport Hub

HP Universal USB-C Multiport Hub
Enhance your PC's capabilities with the HP Universal USB-C multiport hub. Designed to support any USB-C-compatible PC, this hub offers a variety of ports for seamless connectivity. With 7 ports, including HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-A, USB-C, and Ethernet, you can easily plug and play various peripherals. It supports dual 4K displays via HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, expanding your visual experience.
This hub's USB-C passthrough capability allows you to charge your PC while connecting data through its versatile ports. Its compact design, compatibility with various operating systems, and power delivery options make it a valuable tool for students looking to connect multiple devices effortlessly.


HP's lineup of essential tech solutions offers a tailored approach to elevate every aspect of a student's academic journey. From powerful laptops to space-saving printers, immersive gaming setups, and convenient connectivity hubs, HP's range caters to every need.

About the Author

Cameron Cashman is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. Cameron is based in New England and has experience writing for a variety of industries, including technology, gaming, finance, HR, and recruiting.

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