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5 Best Laptops for Kids

We always want the best for our kids, the best gears, best school, best gadgets money can buy. A laptop can be an indispensable educational tool that your kid will need for homework, games, YouTube videos, coding and of course that urgent work email you really need to reply or template you want to download while you spend some time with them.

Although kids are just more than happy having a laptop and don’t care about speed or performance, there are things you should look out when buying a laptop for your child.

Here are the top five laptops for kids

1. Acer Chromebook 11 N7

2. Dell Inspirion Chromebook 3189 education 2- in- 1

3. Acer Chromebook spin 11

4. Lenovo yoga Chromebook C630

5. HP Chromebook 15

Acer Chromebook 11 N7

The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 is built to stand the wear and tear of school days. It can survive a fall from 4 feet and its keyboard is designed to drain spills of up to 330 cl (for water but much less for other liquids) and its recessed keys make it difficult for the keys to be pulled off. It comes with a decent audio loud enough to be heard in a small room full of kids and a battery life of 9 hours 30 minutes. Sounds perfect? Don’t get excited yet. The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 isn’t exactly a supercomputer, with a 1.6-GHz Intel Celeron N3060 CPU and 4 GB of RAM, the Acer Chromebook 11 N7 isn’t exactly up for speed and performance.

Pros

Recessed keyboards

Can survive falls from 4 feet high

Keyboard gutter to drain spills from a glass of water or juice

Excellent battery life

Cons

· Hot underside

· Dim screen

Specs

Operating system: Chrome OS

Processor: Celeron N3060 1.60 GHz dual- core (2 Core)

RAM: 4 GB

Screen size: 11.2”

Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768

Touchscreen: Yes (multi-touch)

Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics 400

Microphone: Yes

Battery power: 9 hours +

Dell Inspirion Chromebook 3189 education 2- in- 1

The Dell Inspirion Chromebook 3189 is a laptop built for the bruises, knocks and bumps of school. It can endure getting sandwiched between books in a backpack, the accidental drops and spills. When fully charged, the Dell Inspirion Chromebook 3189 battery can be used for up to 11 hours. This means the laptop can be used all day at school with enough battery to get through the homework at home.

Pros

An excellent battery life of 11 hours

Withstands extreme temperature, falls, quick changes in altitude and blowing sand and dust

Waterproof keyboard

Supports Google for Education features

Specs

Operating system: Google Chrome OS

Processor: Celeron N3060 1.60 GHz dual- core (2 Core)

RAM: 4 GB

Screen size: 11.6”

Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768

Touchscreen: Yes

Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics

Microphone: Yes

Battery power: 11 hours +

Acer Chromebook Spin 11

The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 comes with a stylus, a stylish grey sleeve, 360-degree hinge and USB- C and a great price for all these packages. What’s more, it doesn’t mind having a five –year –old stand on it (for a while), the occasional spills from the cup and getting dropped from the desk.

Pros

Ruggedly built

Comes with a stylus and stylish sleeve

Specs

Operating system: Google Chrome OS

Processor: Celeron N3450 1.60 GHz dual- core

RAM: 4 GB

Screen size: 11.6”

Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768

Touchscreen: Yes

Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics

Microphone: Yes

Battery power: 12 hours +

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630

Just like its name, the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 can turn 360 on its hinges. It comes with a built in anti-virus . Although not designed to stand the stress of homework nights or backpack days, this Chromebook boasts a 4k screen and very clear audio quality.

Pros

Good battery

Good audio quality

A powerful Core i5 processor

Comes with a 4k screen

Cons

· It’s bulky

· Display is not so bright

Specs

Operating system: Google Chrome OS

Processor: intel core i5–825OU

RAM: 4 GB

Screen size: 15.6”

Screen Resolution

Touchscreen: Yes

Back lit keyboard

Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics

Microphone: Yes

Battery power: 12 hours +

HP CHROMEBOOK 15

The HP Chromebook 15 comes with a core i3. The processor ensures that the Chromebook doesn’t lag no matter how many tabs or apps are open in the background. It has a very good battery . There is also the non- touch variant.

Pros

Backlit keyboard

Good battery life

Touch screen

Comfortable keyboard

Cons

· Low volume speakers

· High pitch whine from the cooling fans

Specs

Operating system: Google Chrome OS 7.50

Processor: Core i3–813OU

RAM: 4 GB

Screen size: 11.6”

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Touchscreen: Yes (Micro Edge)

Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics

Microphone: Yes

Battery power: 12 hours +

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