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If you have a side hustle, you need to know about this laptop. By upgrading your current PC to a 8th Gen PC, you’ll not only upgrade your laptop, but your ability to perform in your hustle as well.
Do you have a side hustle? If so you’re just like 44 million other people who report having at least one side hustle, according to CNN. My husband and I made the decision for me to quit working outside the home just before Sophia was born and I have been a stay at home Mom ever since for the last 7.5 years. I started getting the itch to work from home a few years ago, which is how my blog came to be, and now that both girls are in school, my side hustles have turned into more of main hustles, I guess you could say.
The thing about having a side hustle is… you do it all and you pretty much have to do it all at the same time. That takes quite a balancing act when you’re trying to focus on answering emails, mailing packages, helping with homework, and doing household tasks. Does working from home effect my housework hustle? Sure, but who really wants to stay home and clean the house all day!?
Just like I’m balancing all these tasks, I have to have a laptop that can balance all my online tasks at the same time. That’s because most of my side hustle work is done online and at any given time I can be writing a blog post, editing a video, sending an email, and looking up a dinner recipe on Pinterest! Unfortunately my old laptop just hadn’t been cutting it. I’m a Tab Queen, you know, those kind of people who loves to have about 12 tabs open at all times so I can switch back and forth super quick and easy? Well, my old laptop started crashing when I would open just 7 tabs and that just wasn’t going to cut it any longer.
Once I decided I was in need of a laptop upgrade, I headed to my local Best Buy store to see my options. I quickly decided that I definitely wanted to upgrade to Intel’s new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor because of the incredible upgrade of performance, the ability to multi-task [those multiple tabs], and increased built-in security. After browsing all they had to offer, I chose the HP Spectre 360. I admit, one definite reason was because of how much Sophia and Moreaya loved experimenting with the Windows Ink in the store.
It didn’t stop once we got this 2-in-1 home either. Any time I’m not using my laptop for work, both girls are constantly asking to draw. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the HP Stylus came with the laptop, no need to buy another. It works great with the intuitive touch screen making it so easy to draw and write.
Speaking of touchscreen, this 2-in-1 may have me totally spoiled now as it’s transformed the way I read online. Sometimes 2-finger scrolling can get a bit tedious, so I just swipe the screen myself! It’s also super easy to close tabs, open a new program, or anything else – faster than using your clickpad mouse in most cases.
I already preferred working on my laptop vs a desktop, but honestly my old laptop was a bit clunky in size too meaning I often found myself having to sit it on a table to use. That isn’t a problem at all with this ultra-light and then HP. I can get my work done just about anywhere, anytime – which is perfect for side hustles.
Besides being lighter and easier to use on the go, the power and performance of the Windows 10 laptop is by far my feature. I’m able to not only run multiple tabs at once, but also multiple programs like Microsoft Word, an internet browser, and video editing software without compromising speed or productivity. Since side hustles are all about balancing, it’s important to have a laptop that can balance priorities as good as I can and this one does.
Another super important aspect to any laptop, especially one that will be used in work situations, is the battery life and this thing does not disappoint. My old laptop was getting to where I had to plug it in after just using for 1-2 continous hours. That totally defeats the purpose of a laptop, right?! This 8th Gen PC can go strong for 10 hours of constant usage. You know the best way to test that out? A Netflix binge, of course!
That’s right, one of the most important aspects of having a side hustle is knowing when to take a break and this 360 2-in-1 is the perfect PC for binge watching. Once you flip that 13 inch screen around, you enter tablet mode and all those other tasks disappear… at least long enough to watch 1 episode of Stranger Things.
There are so many reasons the HP Spectre 360 with Intel’s new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor is the best laptop for any side hustle – battery life, incredible powerful performance despite it’s sleek size, it’s ability to edit and share 4K UHD digital videos, built-in security for online shopping and profiles, and the touchscreen aspect to easily navigate between activities and take advantage of the Windows Ink and 3D creative capabilities.
If you’re looking to upgrade your side hustle, I’d definitely recommend looking to upgrade your processor. Your laptop will be able to balance your programs just as well as you balance your side hustle and life!