I wrote this review while participating in the #HPFamilyTime campaign for HP. I received an HP Pavillion x360, HP Envy Printer, and other items as part of my participation. All opinions remain my own and are in no way influenced by Hewlett-Packard.
As part of the HPFamilyTime program, I have shared with you how we use the HP x360 Pavillion laptop when we travel. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately: Virginia Beach, the Million Dollar Arm Event in Los Angeles, Philadelphia for work, West Virginia to drop the kiddos off for Kennywood and then back to West Virginia to pick the kiddos up (WV is the half-way point between us and grandparents). The Hewlett-Packard x360 Pavillion has kept me connected on every trip, but how does it fit in to my precious family-time at home?
One of Miss M and my favorite activities to do together is be in the kitchen. She has dreams of culinary school in France! Her first words walking through the door are, “What’s for dinner?” She is starting to want to do things more on her own. I’m still sort of apprehensive about it all, but I think more so because it becomes a measuring point of her growing up. Gone are the days when I was explaining fractions so she could measure. Long gone are the days when I had to read the recipe to her.
Our HP x360 Pavillion is still bringing us together for some #HPFamilyTime. It’s also proving to be a great side-kick in the kitchen. Miss M can pull up Mommy’s Memorandum and search Recipes to find her favorite recipe while in the kitchen. One of her favorites right now with summer is the Tastes Like Jamba Juice Strawberries Wild Smoothie.
She simply uses the HP x360 in a “book position” as her recipe holder.
She can read through the entire recipe.
The touch screen enables her to enlarge the text to see further away, or to make a photo larger.
Miss M then can measure ingredients and follow the directions as she goes, without anyone worrying about a recipe card or trying to find that page in the book again. It’s right there, on the counter, on the HP x360 Laptop–ready when she is!
But Cooking with HP doesn’t end here. Miss M’s summer project is creating a family cookbook. We have pulled her favorite recipes from Mommy’s Memorandum and printing them on the HP ENVY 5530 printer.
It prints lab-quality photos. It’s incredible how drool-worthy the pictures come out of the printer!
Even more fun is the scanner option, that allows Miss M to scan a copy of the recipe–or scan the page directly to email or the laptop to share with friends and family. It’s a great moment of pride when she can talk about dinner and then send the recipe to Grandma to praise her for her culinary skills!
It prints lab-quality photos. It works as a scanner for photos, documents and more, enabling the user to scan to a computer or mobile device for easy sharing.
The HP Envy 5530 keeps the project going, allowing:
- Print wirelessly—from virtually anywhere you roam—from your smartphone, tablet, and Internet-connected PC.
- Always have the printer on hand. Scan directly to your mobile device with HP Printer Control.
- No need to wait—set up quickly out of the box and connect to your wireless network automatically.
It’s a project that has infinite possibilities. Miss M is thinking a cookbook might make a great home-made gift for the holidays for family, teachers and friends. I’m letting her dream big because the HP Envy 5530 NEVER runs out of ink. Never! It works with HP Instant Ink, an ink replacement service that saves money on cartridges. The printer actually communicates with HP Instant Ink and sends ink cartridges when you’re running low so you never have surprises and are left without ink.
It’s also incredibly fast…The HP Envy 5530 prints as fast as 19 seconds per page!
Let’s face it, if the printer and computer communicate and take care of themselves, that’s one less thing on my To-Do List.
While I love to travel, sometimes a little downtime is nice. In my downtime, I enjoy many things, but cooking with Miss M and HP is my greatest joy.
Put a little HP in your life and discover your own HPFamilyTime!