5 Great Laptops for Kids
Ready to help your child learn about the world of technology? Getting your son or daughter a laptop of their own doesn’t have to be scary. We’ve already found 5 great laptops that should fit the bill.
|Name||Acer Aspire V5-571-6891||Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (XE303C12)||Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2847)||DirAction NL3 Classmate PC||Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11|
|Lowest Price||$439.99||$244.46 Amazon||$299.00 Amazon||$399.99 Amazon|
|Type||General Purpose, Value, Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage||Ultraportable, Value, Netbook||Netbook, Ultrabook||Netbook||Ultraportable, Value, Tablet|
|Processor Name||Samsung Exynos 5||Intel Celeron 847||Intel Atom N2600|
|Processor Speed||1.8 GHz||1.7 GHz||1.1 GHz||1.66 GHz|
|Platform||Windows 8||Google Chrome OS||Google Chrome OS||Windows 7||Windows RT|
|RAM||6 GB||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Weight||5.07 lb||2.5 lb||3.05 lb||3.7 lb||2.62 lb|
|Screen Size||15.6 inches||11.6 inches||11.6 inches||10.1 inches||11.6 inches|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphics 4000||Intel HD Graphics||Intel GMA 3600||Nvidia ULP GeForce|
|Storage Capacity (as Tested)||500 GB||16 GB||320 GB||250 GB||64 GB|
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The world is a high-tech place, and kids today will often forgo toys and treats in favor of tech and games. If you’re thinking of buying your son or daughter their first laptop, you’ve probably wondered what’s out there for them. We’ve sifted through the dozens of PCs aimed at adults with grown-up budgets, and found five great kid-friendly laptops.
Kids entering elementary school are now finding themselves interacting with PCs and the web, and it’s not too early to encourage a budding interest in technology and computer science. The wealth of information available online has opened up new avenues for education in and out of the classroom, and familiarity with technology and the Internet is rapidly becoming as important to modern life as literacy and basic math.
Whether you want to equip your child for the classroom or just get them used to life online, there are laptops available that won’t break the bank, and help ease the learning experience with fewer maintenance issues. When selected the following systems, we avoided laptops that might make buying a system for a youngster more trouble than it’s worth.
Kids don’t always treat technology with care, so we selected systems that were either ruggedized against drops and spills, low-cost to make replacement less painful, or both. The K-5 set probably won’t be using any performance straining software tools, but they will definitely want to play games or get online, so we focused on laptops that would meet those needs without the expense of high-end processors. And finally, we looked for kid-friendly features, such as the educational tools found in the DirAction Classmate PC, or the dead-simple ease of use offered by Google’s Chromebooks.
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Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2847)
Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)
DirAction NL3 Classmate PC
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 11.6-Inch Convertible Touchscreen Laptop
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
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