So, your son is finally about to graduate from high school. That’s good news, right? Well, it’s not so good news if your son is one of the many students who are clueless about their future university choices, majors and college courses and degrees. While most high school students (83 percent of surveyed high schoolers) are planning to get a college degree, not all of them are determined to get to college immediately (with over 99 percent of them saying college is more of a long term goal).
If your son is entertaining these ideas about college as well, then sit up straight and pay attention. Do not let your son become a sushi roller or a sandwich maker at Subway or a guy who collects and sells broken electronics for cash. He can do more than that. If you know your kid is a damn talented child who does so many things that he wasn’t able to concentrate on one particular college-ready talent or skill, encourage him to become the jack-of-all trades by getting him the perfect jack-of-all-trades laptop.
For the Undecided Son of the Cheapskate
The Perfect Gift
Since you’re son is still unsure about the career path he wants to have in the near future, let him take business or humanities (two of the most intended majors of incoming college students according to studies with 14.4 percent of incoming college freshmen wanting to take professional or business courses and 13.3 percent of students intending to take arts and humanities) for the meantime as he assesses his skills and interests.
A perfect gift to prep him for a life in college (though still discerning his life decisions) is an Acer Aspire TimelineX. It’s a perfect example of a laptop that can do all things without breaking your bank account or forcing you to trade in laptop for cash.
For $729, you can get your undecided kid a cool-looking laptop that’s not too heavy to carry in a school bag (because it weighs only 4 pounds, not bad for an all-around laptop). It runs on an Intel Core i5 and can switch graphics cards from Intel HD graphics (for not so heavy graphic use) and NVIDIA GeFiorce graphics (for semi to heavy graphics use). With 1GB video memory, your kid can not only make great presentations, he can also do some quick AVP editing, basic to advanced photo editing and even audio editing (thanks to a Dolby Home Theater).
Memory isn’t so bad either with a 500GB SATA hard drive and 4GB RAM which will make it possible for him to store ebooks, create and edit novels and write term papers efficiently.
For the Undecided Son of the Well-To-Do
Often times, those people with money to spend are the most undecided. Why would you be so keen on finishing college when you’re the COO (Child Of Owner) of a corporation, right? Here’s one thing you, as a parent, should remember. Don’t spoil your child with a MacBook Pro. Instead, get him to trade an old laptop for cash and buy him an all-around laptop that’s a little bit pricier then have it upgraded for him.
An ASUS U46SV-DH51 can do wonders for his academic life while letting him keep some his video games for after-homework sessions. It also runs on a 2nd generation Intel CPU and uses the same NVIDIA GeForce graphics card (no alternate graphics card here but that’s fine because it saves battery life). He can also lug it around to take notes during classes, even record his teacher during class for a better review of the lesson because it’s just 5 pounds (standard for a laptop) and packs a 750GB SATA hard drive with 8GB RAM which can be upgraded to another 8GB.
The plus factor? For a laptop priced at $879, it’s a pretty classy looking one!