Autumn is here, which means it's time to pack up your belongings and return to university. No matter what you're off to study, be it media studies or bioengineering, a well-performing laptop should be at the top of your list of things to take.
Many will sit in lectures wielding an out-of-date device that suffers from slow boot-up times, a lack of storage and abysmal battery life, but you need something better and we both know it.
AO wants to show you that it's finally time to ditch your old laptop that you've been putting up with for far too long; you deserve better than endless blue screens and sub-par performance.
AO offers a one-stop-shop for computing where you'll be able to find the perfect upgrade, be it a lightweight Chromebook for lectures, a powerhouse for running creative software, or a flexible do-it-all laptop that will satisfy both work and play.
Take the HP Envy x360, for example, a 13.3-inch Windows 10 laptop that has everything you need to power through your day. Its lightweight design means you can easily carry it from lecture to lecture, and its 11-hour battery life means you'll no longer need to be stuck next to a power outlet all day.
The HP Envy x360 will breeze through anything you throw at it too - there's a massive 256GB SSD onboard, and it combines an AMD Ryzen 5 processor with 8GB RAM to provide plenty of power for multitasking.
Once you're done studying it's great for play, too; the Full HD touchscreen is ideal for watching Netflix, while the laptop's unique convertible design means you can prop it up for Zoom calls with family back home.
You'll also find a wide range of Chromebook devices. These affordable devices are based on Google's stripped-back Chrome OS, which means they're super easy to use, super-fast and see all of your files stored automatically in the cloud - no more frustrating moments of running out of storage space.
The ASUS Chromebook C223, for example, costs less than £200, yet offers an ultra-lightweight design for easy backpack-portability, an Intel Celeron processor with 4GB RAM for 24/7 multitasking, and an impressive 10 hours of battery life.
The ultimate studying setup
If you're looking to ditch your 'make-do' for the ultimate studying setup, AO's computing shop also offers a huge range of accessories; from compact monitors and ultra-wide external displays to productivity-boosting mice, keyboards and storage devices.
AO will even price match any item we sell and it's delivery against any other retailer, even matching discount codes and those all-important sales periods. AO also delivers on a day that suits you, so you can have it arrive in time for your first lectures.
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