HP for the Holidays: Pocket Printers, Laptops, All-in-Ones, and a Fab Backpack

HP has some new items out — just in time for the holidays — so you can send your favorite college student back to school with the gear they need to stay productive and at the top of their class!

HP Spectre X360 Laptop

Whether you’re thinking about a 13″ laptop, the HP Spectre X360 is a great choice for just about every scenario your student might find themselves in. With four viewing modes — they can work on it in laptop mode, give presentations on it, watch movies on it, or use it as a tablet. The Spectre X360 is slim, sleek, and light — perfect for hauling around from class to dorm to library.

• Smaller footprint, longer battery life (more than 13 hours), and quad speakers

• Geared hinges are smaller than the previous version, making the diameter thinner without sacrificing strength and stability

• Extremely thin at 13.79mm, and light at 3.15lbs with a micro-edge display, and edge to edge backlit keyboard

• Starting at $899.99 from HP.com


HP Sprocket Photo Printer

How cool would it be to have a pocket-sized printer that can print photos from your Android phone or iPhone? With the Sprocket, you can print photos or photo stickers — perfect for sharing or pinning to the memory board in the dorm.

• Print your favorite photos from your smartphone or tablet in less than 1 minute on 2”x3” sticky paper

• Pocket-sized (4.5”x 3”) to go virtually anywhere

• Prints without ink, using ZINK technology

• Available in White/Rose Gold and Black/Silver

• Price: $129.99 ($9.99 for extra pack (20 sheets per pack) of ZINK paper)


HP ENVY All-in-One Desktop Computer 

If you’re looking for something a bit less portable, the HP ENVY is an all-in-one desktop that you should consider. I mean, look at this thing! It has a 27″ screen on it that gives plenty of room for any work that needs to be done, but it’s also sleek, compact, and powerful.

• A new iconic design with a thin aluminum stand and micro-edge display

• Includes 27” QHD IPS micro-edge touch display, 99% sRGBcolor gamut; Blue Light Filter; Technicolor Color Certified

• Includes pop-up HD IR webcam and mic for additional privacy

• Four front-firing speakers with Audio by Bang & Olufsen

• 6th generation Quad-Core Intel Core i5/i7, up to 16GB DDR4 memory; Up to 2TB HDD or 256GB SSD

• Starting at $1249 from HP.com


HP Powerup Backpack

There’s something to be said for a backpack with a built-in charger that can power your laptop, tablet, and phone, and that’s exactly what the Powerup Backpack can do. Not only is this backpack functional and stylish, it has a built-in 22,400mAh battery, and it is

• 22400 mAh battery charges: a notebook to full charge, a tablet 2-3x and a smartphone 10x

• Automatic sequential charging

• Cables Included: Cable routing between pockets

• TSA Compliant


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Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct smaller.com; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.