First, let’s talk about how fast summer is moving… Why is summer the shortest season?? At least around here. I swear it feels like it was just spring, and now it’s almost August already, which means we only have another month or so of excellent summer weather. I live in Chicago, so nothing is guaranteed! Summer winding down also means that kids will be returning to school and some students will be heading off to college for the first time. And you have to send them armed with the proper tools. That includes an awesome laptop.

Have you ever seen a laptop so pretty that it makes you drool? No? Just me. Oh. Well anyway… the HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 Touchscreen laptop is quite a machine. Available in 2 finishes, at a time when other laptops are going colorful, or sticking with silver, there is something about the classic dark ash silver that excites me. Don’t get me wrong, the silver is gorgeous too! And the specs do not disappoint.

The HP Envy x360 is available in both 13.3″ and 15.6″ models with varying specs to meet your need and your budget. All models include:

Windows 10 Operating System
Considered to be one of the best OS’s since Windows 7, Windows 10 makes your PC more functional. Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
I have to say that I have been very, very happy with Windows 10.
Full HD Touchscreen
I always say that resolution is very, very important on a laptop. The higher the resolution, the more you see on your screen, and the better everything will look. The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient WLED backlight.
8GB System Memory for Advanced Multitasking
The HP Envy x360 line includes either 8GB or 16GB of RAM. This means that you can smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
360° flip-and-fold design
The allows you to flip your computer from a laptop to a tablet. It offers versatile functionality with laptop, audience, tabletop, presentation and tablet modes.

You can also choose from models that include an AMD Ryzen, Intel i5, or Intel i7 Processor. I have been very curious about the AMD line of processors. I have used many AMD computers in the past. Ryzen is the latest and best offering from AMD. Hard drives are available as either a 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, or you might opt to get an SSD (solid state drive) instead. The SSD is available on most models in 256GB.

Students can save an additional $100 on some HP Envy x360 purchases now through 8/4/2018 at Best Buy. Other student deals are available. Prices range from only $637 to $960 depending on the model.
Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.