Put Your Best Foot Forward this School Year with Hewlett Packard

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The new school year is near, and with that comes new and exciting challenges that our kids will be taking on. For instance, with my eldest, she will be heading to her first year out of elementary school and on to junior high. The idea alone is one that she is both excited and anxious about, and when it comes to helping her get the best start to the new year, I want to ensure that she has the supplies and tools she will need. And when it comes to getting those school supply lists checked off and making sure we have everything she will need in the home to help make those projects, coding, studying, and homework a bit easier, I like to head to my local Walmart where I can find the supplies and even tech items like the all new Hewlett Packard Laptops!

Recently we were given the chance to add the HP Pavilion 15.6″ Touch Gaming Laptop with Intel Core i7 Processor, 12GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive and Windows 10 Home in Natural Silver to our supplies for the home to help with research projects, the coding courses my daughter will be taking this year and more. I found this laptop to be exactly what is needed so that my daughter can head to school this year and put her best foot forward! I also like that along with this laptop from the HP collection, that I was able to find others and even learn about the many features that they offer when I was at my local Walmart store. The HP laptops were simple to locate in the electronics department and I liked that there was a great selection to choose from!

In fact when it comes to getting the tech specs and specifications that you can get with the HP Laptops, I found that I could get the info I was looking for both in store and online. Like with the HP Pavillion 15-au018wm that I was sent, I found that this computer comes with a Intel Core i7-6500U processor, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics with 2 GB DDR3L of dedicated video memory, 12GB memory. 1TB Hard Drive, backlit keyboard, and Windows 10 Home which I can get all in one computer and all at a family friendly price for the back to school season.

The battery life gives us 7 hours of use when we do not have it plugged in and with the touch screen feature, we can easily navigate and utilize the various features that will be very helpful when my daughter begins her coding courses. We will also be able to explore the GeForce with Graphics as my daughter gets into the gaming design as well. I like that with the graphics and storage available, we can create and activate those codes and create the graphics needed for gaming code so my daughter can create, have the storage capability, and have the tools to create the best presentations she can. With the lightweight frame along with the overall design of the computer, my daughter will also have a laptop that is not too bulky and will be easy to take with her when she needs to use it in class or when she goes to a friends house for group projects!

Then when it comes to me getting my daughter ready for school and helping to reduce the anxieties she might have about navigating the campus, her class and activities schedule, the school schedule, bell schedules and even the school supplies, I was able to use the HP Pavillion 15-au018wm to do so. I did this by printing off the school schedule and map of the campus. I then created a basic weekday calendar with the time slots available for different classes my daughter will be having, and adding her bus number, locker number, and a place for her locker combo on the bottom. Along with these I also created a school supply list that is divided up where she can check to make sure she has the right supplies to take to the right classes. 

To help make these printables easier for my daughter, I went to my local Walmart where I was not only able to pick up her school supplies but also pick up:

1 pack of sheet protectors
LCD cleaning wipes
2 dry erase markers
pack of magnetic tape strips.

Once I had the supplies in hand, I printed off a copy of the school year schedule, 2 copies of the map of the school, 2 of the weekday calendars like the one below, a school supply list that I filled out to match up the correct supplies with the correct class, then I also printed off a school bell schedule that I made after finding the schedule on my daughter’s school site.

From there I placed each of the printed sheets in a sheet protector. For the class schedule, I left the slots blank so my daughter could fill them in accordingly with the dry erase markers. She can also wipe off the calendar and change things when needed when she uses the LCD wipes which are also great for having to keep her computer screen clean as well. With the 2 copies of the schedule and the map of the school, I placed one of each in her binder for easy reference along with a dry erase marker, then added magnetic tape strips to the backs of the other 2 as well as one magnetic strip on the second dry erase marker so she can hang both the schedule, map and marker up in her locker. Which along with the HP Pavillion 15-au018wm, will all help to make this new school year one that my daughter can navigate a little easier!

If you like your HP computer like I do, be sure to visit Walmart to share your thoughts! Encourage other parents to shop smart this back to school season with your online review.


  1. Janet W.
    August 10, 2016 / 10:25 am

    HP is such a good quality brand. My grandson could use a new laptop for doing his school work on. We'll have to wait for a really great sale though.

  2. Julie Wood
    August 10, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    What nice laptop for back to school. I need to get one of these HP laptops. We sure could do a lot with it!

  3. Anonymous
    August 10, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    I love the idea of the school lists, also like that I can see the specs online first for the computers. we are going today to get a new computer for my son who is in highschool and this one looks like what we have been looking for thank you for sharing

  4. Mommy Katie
    August 10, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    yes, we are really enjoying this laptop and it is a great choice to go with, I also found that they had many to choose from, and even test out in person when we were at our local Walmart. they seem to have pretty good deals on their HP computers, and with the tech specs that this one offers the price is a really good one compared to other brands with the same capabilities. plus, we have other HP computers in our home and they seem to last a lot longer than others from various brands that we have purchased.

  5. MomHomeGuide.com
    August 13, 2016 / 4:05 am

    Looks like a great laptop! Hope your family has a great school year! 🙂

  6. Lance
    August 20, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    This is what I was looking for I read reviews on the Walmart site but I like yours so much better beacuse you show it in use thank you for sharing you just made my choice easier

  7. G K
    August 24, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    We just got a new HP laptop, and it works fantastic!

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