The changes our world goes through on a daily basis means that we’re forced to continuously adapt and evolve based on the situation we’re in. Be it as an employer, employee, self-employed professional, parent or student, it can be a frustrating experience searching for ways to adapt to changes within our professional and personal lives.
After all, nothing can quite replace a proper face-to-face meeting, or the feeling of being outdoors, or in a work setting that enables you to focus on what needs to be done. Having to make changes is never easy, so we have to make do with our current situation.
Thankfully, these changes to our work and lifestyle have been made easier thanks to the existence of technology. What was once seen as a deterrent to proper communication is now being touted as the best way to keep communicating to the outside world in these current times. Having the right technology at home is key to making these changes possible.
Here’s What You’ll Need...
While it's true that smartphones are currently the most beloved technology for this instance, a recent study by HP revealed that laptops are still critical for a person's needs; it meets the demands of both work and personal life, and with a bigger screen and processor, enables you to do more.
For those who need it to get their work done, you will need a laptop that can adapt to the setting that you're in and doesn't tie you down. One thing we have learnt recently is that it’s important to have a laptop that not only adapts to your work space but is light and easy to carry around, and doesn't tie you down to a power source.
For example, the HP Spectre x360 is the world's smallest convertible in the world with a 90% screen-to-body ratio, so you can not only carry it around easily, you can also fold it into any work space you have. Being only 14mm thin and 1.18kg in weight the HP Envy 13 is another great PC that allows flexibility and mobility. The HP Envy 13 comes in an ultra-sleek design with HP Fast Charge that goes from 0 to 50% battery power in approximately 45 minutes, while the Spectre x360 allows up to 22 hours of battery life when fully charged. These laptops are great tools that will allow you to work from anywhere that you want, in your own comfort.
At home, you may even need to multitask more than usual, due to needing more tabs and programs open, using heavy editing programs, or even having an online meeting while doing work simultaneously. The last thing you want is for your laptop to hang on you or be slow, so it needs to be packed with plenty of power. Look into getting a device with Intel’s 10th gen quad-core processors, which comes with both the Spectre x360 and the Envy 13, to keep your frustration levels at a minimum.
If you're a parent, you also want to ensure that your children continue to learn and grow in your own home. Students these days work on more than just essays and presentations, and will need a laptop that can help them with all that and more. For the modern student, look into laptops that already have Microsoft Office pre-installed and ready to use for your convenience, which is also available on both the Spectre x360 and Envy 13 (worth RM529), as well as other selected HP PCs that are powered by Intel Core i3 to i7 processors and AMD Ryzen processors.
As our working space moves out of traditional offices, privacy becomes pivotal in maintaining the confidentiality of the projects you work on. The Spectre x360 and Envy 13 come with plenty of security features to keep your work private where necessary, as they are each equipped with a fingerprint reader, webcam kill switch and HP BIOS protection.
Keep Moving, Keep Working, Stay Safe
It's true that there's only so much technology can do to replace the face-to-face communication and mobility we are used to, but there will always be the little things to be grateful for during these times. While nothing can replace a physical meeting, a video chat can make all the difference in ensuring all members of a work team are working in sync. An attentive, specialized teacher can’t be replaced, but being able to help your kids learn and keep pace with their education while they stay home can be rewarding for any parent.
We can only take things one step at a time to make the best out of the situation that we’re in. Equipping ourselves with the best tools for productivity can go a long way in maintaining a sense of normalcy and allowing us to keep growing no matter the limitations we may face. Devices like the HP Spectre x360 and HP Envy 13 are designed to allow us to evolve in our lifestyle, and make the most of the hand we’re dealt.