We’ve had our HP Envy h8 Desktop PC for about two months now and have done plenty of neat things with it. From organizing recipes with HP Recipe Box to watching Netflix and more, we have put our computer to the test and it has passed with flying colors.
My favorite way to use the computer hasn’t changed – connecting with family across the miles. My inlaws received a new computer from HP too and together, we’ve done many fun things.
It’s the most adorable thing to see Lukey playing cars with Grandma and Grandpa across the miles as we Skype. He will “vroom, vroom” his little cars and Grandma will “vroom” with her cars (from the other grandkids) on the other side. Hearing his little giggles and his smiling happy face is so cute!
The kids love to show their grandparents their favorite new drawing or lego creation or simply to sit and share what’s the latest happenings in their little life. Like Joshua loved telling Grandma how he pretended to be a pirate at the beach.
Storytime with Grandma over Skype
One of my favorite things is when Grandma reads to the kids. Sometimes we’ll Skype at bedtime and Grandma will pull out a book and show the pictures to the children as she reads to them.
Because our HP HD-5210 Webcam is so clear and the beautiful HP Pavilion Backlit Monitor so large, the kids can see the pictures perfectly! It’s not quite the same as cuddling with Grandma as she reads to them, but it’s pretty close. Such wonderful family memories, thanks to HP!
Email Story with Grandma
Grandma has also started a pen-pal story with Nathan via email. He’s 10 and the perfect age for this. Grandma started the story, then Nathan sends his part back, and they’ll continue on. It’s also a fantastic way to help keep Nathan busy over the summer.
Most recently, we spent time on Skype and our HP Envy h8 Desktop with not just Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Paige, but also Aunt Elissa, Uncle Jonathan, and cousins Josiah and Elianah. They live even farther away in Georgia. It was so fun to watch the cousins interact.
Our old computer never could have handled the Skype time that our new HP Envy h8 Desktop PC does. The old one would get bogged down because it was so slow. But now, it’s amazing.
The laughter and happy faces of both my family and family far away as we connect with our HP computers is truly priceless.
I have enjoyed working with HP computers and sharing my experience with you all immensely. I can honestly say that I highly recommend HP computers, especially the HP ENVY h8 Desktop PC that we received and the HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC my in-law’s have. If you are considering purchasing a new computer, be sure to consider these.
Learn more about the HP Desktop PC products we received here:
- HP ENVY h8 Desktop PC (our computer)
- HP Pavilion 23xi Diagonal IPS LED Backlit Monitor,
- HP HD-5210 Webcam
- HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC (my in-law’s computer)
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a program on behalf of HP and received an HP ENVY h8 and other products as a thank you for my participation. In addition, Netflix provided me with a special account to use during this program.