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HP has just released its 2020 holiday gift guide, and the company is offering a whole host of great deals on its latest gear.
The whole look book is worth checking out, but we’ve collected the 10 best deals we could find for you below. The company has pulled out all the stops, and released these deals early, so you can get a jump on your holiday shopping early, and don’t have to worry about missing shipping deadlines.
Speaking of shipping, HP is offering free standard shipping (2-8 business days) on all of the gear below. You can upgrade to express shipping (1-5 business days) for $3. Whether you want to treat yourself to a new monitor to complete your work from home setup, or want to gift a laptop to the student in your life, HP has you covered.
And remember, the deals below are only a small selection of what HP is offering this year; for all the great gear, be sure to explore its full look book online.
1. HP Chromebook x360 14b-ca0010nr
This model in HP’s Chromebook x360 series is the right gift for a young student who’s engaged in distance learning, or anyone who’s not particularly tech savvy.
The laptop runs ChromeOS, a streamlined operating system based on Google’s Chrome browser. It can’t run as many apps as a Mac or PC, but you’ll have access to the most popular ones — think Microsoft Office and Google’s GSuite. HP says the x360 can get up to 12.5 hours of battery life per charge, which is enough to make it through an entire work or school day. The x360 has a built-in camera for Zoom calls.
This computer is powerful enough to handle tasks like HD video streaming, web browsing, or creating documents, spreadsheets, or slideshow presentations. This isn’t a gaming machine, but it’ll cover all the basics without a hitch. Best of all, ChromeOS doesn’t have a traditional file system like MacOS or Windows, so it’s less susceptible to viruses.
Although it’s not officially on sale, the HP Chromebook x360 is a great deal compared to other laptops in this price range, so we’ve included it here.
2. OMEN by HP Gaming Backpack
The right backpack can help keep you organized at school, work, or on the road, which is why HP’s OMEN is a great gift for anyone on your list.
Its main compartment has dedicated laptop and tablet pockets to keep your most valuable tech safe. The OMEN has dedicated slots for a keyboard mouse, and cables, which are clearly marked so you know exactly where to put each accessory.
The backpack’s outer pocket provides storage for more durable goods — think stationary — and a side holder can fit a water bottle. HP’s OMEN is an excellent everyday carry for any student or office worker, and a gift they’ll actually use several times a week.
3. HP Gaming Speakers X1000
Gamers rely on PC speakers to let them know where their opponents are during online games, or to fully appreciate the soundtrack of single player titles.
If you’re looking for a gift for a gamer, HP’s X1000 speakers are exactly what they need. The stereo speakers come with a subwoofer for improved bass, and an easily accessible volume knob on the right speaker. You can connect them to a PC via a USB cable or 3.5mm audio cable. The speakers do not support Bluetooth or any other wireless streaming standard.
HP’s X1000 speakers are a fine upgrade to any PC setup, and a great gift for gamers.
4. HP V20 HD+ Monitor
Using an external monitor can help boost your productivity, which is why HP’s V20 HD+ is such a useful gift.
The 19.5-inch monitor has a resolution of 1920 x 1080, which means it’s a full HD display. Text, images, and videos will look very clear on this screen. The V20 HD+ has a VGA and HDMI input, so you can connect any computer (PC or Mac) to it without much trouble.
The V20 HD+’s standout feature is its Low Blue Light mode, which makes the display easier on your eyes when working long hours. If someone you know has been working from home, and needs a little bit of extra space for their work, HP’s V20 HD+ is a very thoughtful present.
5. HP ENVY Laptop
If you’re shopping for a premium Windows laptop, this model in HP’s Envy line is the one to get.
It has a 15.6-inch full HD display, 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, 256GB of storage, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX1650 graphics card with 4GB of dedicated graphics memory.
These tech specs mean the laptop is powerful enough to handle resource intensive tasks, including editing HD video or high-resolution photos. This HP Envy laptop can even be used for gaming if you use medium graphics settings. Importantly, the laptop features an HD webcam with a built-in shutter, so you can take zoom calls, and cover the camera when you’re done.
HP’s Envy laptop is definitely a premium computer, but if you’re looking for a show-stopping tech gift this holiday season, this is it.
6. HP Z1 Entry Tower G5
If someone in your life needs a new desktop computer, and needs to run Windows for school or work, HP’s Z1 Entry Tower G5 deserves your consideration.
The traditional desktop runs an Intel Core i3 processor, has 4GB of memory, 128GB of storage, which means it’s powerful enough for most tasks. The benefit to using a tower is that it’s possible to upgrade its storage, processor, graphics card, and memory over time.
This is one of the few tech gifts that may get better over time as its recipient makes little tweaks as their needs change.
7. HP All-in-One 22-df0120m
HP’s All-In-One computer is a budget-friendly desktop PC that’s ideal for anyone who’s setting up their first home office.
The entire computer is built behind a 21.5-inch full HD display, so there’s no external speakers or monitor to cause cable clutter. It does come with a wired keyboard and mouse, but you can get wireless ones if you want an even cleaner looking setup.
This machine has an AMD Athlon processor, 8GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive and 128GB SSD for storage, and a built-in graphics chip. It’s powerful enough for office work and light image or video editing, but doesn’t have quite enough graphics power for gaming.
If you’re looking for a great all-around computer for someone on your list, this All-In-One PC from HP will deliver.
8. OMEN Headset 800
The OMEN Headset 800 is specifically designed to give the gamer you’re shopping for an edge during online play.
The headset can simulate 5.1 surround sound, so they’ll be able to avoid ambushes, and hear audio queues that provide hints to progress through certain games. The OMEN Headset 800 also has a built-in microphone, so the gamer you gift it to can communicate more easily with players on their team to coordinate on strategy.
HP says its headset is light, and can be worn comfortably during long game sessions despite the fact that it’s packed with really solid audio hardware. The OMEN Headset 800 is the right gift for any gamer who wants to get more into competitive online gaming, or wants to enjoy game soundtracks during late-night play sessions.
9. HP USB-C/A Universal Dock G2
The USB-C/A Universal Dock G2 is an essential accessory for any laptop owner you know.
It basically allows you to add two USB-A ports, two DisplayPorts, an HDMI port, and an Ethernet jack to any computer. All you have to do is connect this accessory to a USB-A or USB-C port on a computer (PC or Mac); the dock does the rest.
This is an especially thoughtful gift for someone who travels often for work, since it’ll spare them the hassle of having to carry around multiple adapters.
10. HP ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop Mini PC
If the person you’re shopping for needs a computer for their home theater, or doesn’t have a lot of space, HP’s ProDesk 405 G4 is a great choice. It’s only 6.96 inches wide and 6.88 inches deep, so it’ll fit just about anywhere, but it’s packed with powerful tech.
The computer runs Windows 10, and has a quad-core 3.2GHz AMD Ryzen processor, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of internal storage. These specs mean the computer is powerful enough to handle tasks like writing documents, creating slideshows, and managing spreadsheets. The only downside to this computer is its weaker graphics chip, so you won’t want to get it for gaming.
Still, this computer’s key feature is its size, which may even play into your favor and catch the person you’re gifting it to off guard.