It’s hard to believe that even though it’s still August, we’re already in our third week of school! In fact, Little Miss already had a round of tests and a volleyball game! I’ve been sharing lots of her Back to School Styles, but even more important than the cute clothes, was preparing her academically.
Her middle school recently transitioned from paper homework and assignments, to mostly online. She’s been using our computer to complete her work, but it wasn’t always convenient. Plus, sharing a computer didn’t allow me to put the parental controls in place I needed to feel comfortable.
So with high school just a year away, we decided it was time to invest in her own computer. After hours of research and feeling overwhelmed by the options, I finally just asked our incredibly-techy, college son. His immediate response was, ‘The Microsoft Surface Pro 6!’
He assured us that it had all the memory and power that she’d need for a range of tasks, plus last her well beyond her high school years. It’s also ultra-lightweight and versatile, not to mention, a great price thanks to Microsoft’s incredible back-to-school promotion!
She is ecstatic with the Microsoft Surface Pro 6, and had literally no learning curve when using it for the first time. It’s so completely user-friendly and easy-to-set up, she was accessing her classwork in minutes.
It’s compact, but feels very sturdy, with up to 13.5 hours of battery life. It’s both touchscreen and has a detachable keyboard (ours came bundled with the special…more details at the end of this post!), giving it laptop to tablet versatility. You can read all the techy stuff here, all I know is she loves it, and it’s everything she needs for school and more…and we got it for a great deal! (Details at the end of the post.)
The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 comes with a built-in kickstand, allowing you to adjust to the perfect laptop position. The detachable keyboard (it snaps on with a strong magnet) closes flat for easy carrying, or folds completely to the back for a flat surface. The keys are solid and quiet to the touch, too.
She can also write out her homework with the Surface Pen, or even voice dictate using the built-in microphone. There are so many tools perfect for students!
Simply remove the keyboard, pop up the kickstand, and your Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is now a portable studio! Little Miss is an avid drawer, and loves the art apps for creating using either her finger or the Surface Pen. The pen easily attaches to the side when not in use.
And of course, what teen doesn’t love a tablet! She can either remove the keyboard, or fold it to the back, and use the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 as a touchscreen tablet…playing games or streaming shows.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 in Tablet Mode
I’m so happy with the purchase, and can’t recommend it enough for students or adults. Plus, Microsoft offers free shipping and returns, and has incredible savings during this back-to-school season. Here’s the scoop:
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Promotion Details (8/4 – 9/2):
*Buy a Surface Pro 6 i5/8/256 + Type Cover for $999 (save $330!) HERE
*Buy a Surface Go 8/128 + Type Cover, Now $519 HERE
We built our own bundle, choosing the color of tablet and keyboard, and the amount of memory and RAM she needed, and it was good to go right out of the box! Now I get my computer back, and she can work anywhere in the house. Do your kids have a computer or laptop? What rules or parameters do you have in place for it?
*Photos by the darling Audrie Dollins. This post created in collaboration with Microsoft and ShopStyle, but all opinions and honest product reviews are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*