As kids get older, they will likely begin to ask for their own electronics. Choosing the right laptop for a youngster is a great way to introduce a child to electronics since they can use a computer for their school work, projects, and other useful activities. Also, in future years, having computer skills will help them as they begin looking for a job, whether an after school job, summer job, or a career. Below are some of the best laptops for kids available in 2017, which will do a good job of introducing your kids to computers.
- Samsung Chromebook Plus
Although Chromebooks run Google Chrome rather than Windows, this product from Samsung impresses. Its power comes from a 2GHz Hexa-core processor, and the laptop has 4 GB of memory for running applications from the Google Play Store. For storing the applications, this comes with a 32 GB hard drive. The touchscreen measures to 12.3 inches and has a very high resolution of 2400 x 1600! Children can use the included pen for artistic fun as well as useful tasks such as taking screenshots or magnifying. The screen also has a 360 hinge, allowing it to be converted into a tablet.
- Dell Inspiron 11 3000
Dell made a great choice in making this laptop. Its 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 touchscreen monitor has a 360-degree hinge, allowing it to be converted into a tablet. It’s powered by an Intel® Pentium processor, and 4 GB of ram keeps it running smoothly even when multiple applications are open. With an HDMI port, it can be hooked up to another monitor or a TV for higher resolution. Its hard drive has 500 GB of storage so any child will be able to have all of the productive applications necessary to meet all of their needs. This comes with windows 10 already installed, and also has a 1-year mail-in warranty.
- Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 13.3-Inch
Kids will enjoy this laptop, which comes with a powerful 6th generation Intel® Core I5 processor. Like the two above, the 13.3 inch full HD touch-screen has a 360 degree hinge for tablet conversion. The system memory comes in at 8 GB so many, many applications can stay open. A very large 1 TB hard drive is inside, which should be significantly more storage than a child will need. This laptop comes with Windows 10, and has a battery life of up to 10 hours.
When it comes to picking your child’s first laptop, it is a good idea to buy a very inexpensive one, especially if he or she is going to be using it for productive tasks rather than gaming. For this reason, all three of these laptops are noticeably under $1,000, and two of them are under $500. Finally, all three of these laptops are very good choices for a first-time laptop for your son or daughter, because all three can do most any productive task.