Back-to-School Electronics Comparison: Samsung Tablet vs. HP Laptop

19 Aug, 2015

In between scheduling classes, meeting roommates and shopping for your dorm, now’s the perfect time to purchase a new laptop or supplemental tablet before you start the new semester. Every student has their unique needs, whether it’s a seamless connection to other devices, long battery life or a large amount of memory. To help you learn the key differences between two popular tablet and laptop models, check out our comparison of the Samsung Tab A vs. HP ENVY TouchSmart Laptop before you go back-to-school shopping.

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Samsung 16GB 9.7″ Android™ 5.0 Lollipop Galaxy Tab A

  • 9.7” PLS TFT touchscreen display – With a 1024 x 768 resolution, the Tab A’s beautiful display delivers high-quality imagery and an optimal viewing experience when browsing, emailing and social networking.
  • Large memory – At 1.5GB RAM, the Tab A quickly recalls programs and stored information. A microSD™ card also expands your tablet’s memory up to 128GB.
  • Samsung SideSync 3.0 and Quick Connect™ – You can share content and work effortlessly between your Samsung tablet, smartphone and personal computer.
  • Extended battery life – Not only does this tablet offer up to 15 hours of Internet use time, but its Ultra Power Saving Mode helps you achieve maximum battery life. Even at 10 percent charge, you can still receive calls and texts for up to 24 hours!
  • Multi-User Mode – Perfect for sharing with roommates or family members, Multi-User Mode allows every user to create their own unique login and a secure, personalized tablet experience.
  • MultiWindow™ – Make the most of the screen by using two apps side by side with the ability to drag content from one app to the other.

HP ENVY TouchSmart Laptop with Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ Processor

  • 15.6″ Full HD touchscreen display – Enjoy an optimized Windows 8.1 experience thanks to the 1920 x 1080 resolution.
  • Large memory – The HP ENVY’s 8GB DDR3 SDRAM offers incredible HD performance. The laptop also offers a 1TB (5400RPM) hard drive – ideal for storing music, photos, class projects and more.
  • HP Connected Drive – Save your files to the cloud through HP Connected Drive and securely access them from up to 10 connected PCs, phones and tablets.
  • Strong battery life – With up to 4 hours and 15 minutes of battery life, you can work off-site easily without a power source.
  • BeatsAudio™ – Perfect for your next study break or dorm get-together, dual speakers and a subwoofer are designed for the best-sounding, richest audio on a PC.
  • HP SimplePass – Rest assured with the security of HP’s fingerprint reader – and easily access online accounts with the swipe of a finger.

For more back-to-school resources, check out hhgregg’s comprehensive college checklist, list of the best back-to-school apps and the dorm essentials you’ll need for a successful move-in day!

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