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Best Laptop for Children

By johnbouny ·
Hi Everyone! Can anyone recommend me best laptop for my child? He is in grade 8. So due to COVID, he is studying from home and he is in need of a laptop which can run Word Processor Easily. My budget is approx near to 400$. Waiting for your recommendations. Thanks in advance.

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My suggestions

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to Best Laptop for Children

You can buy a good computer for about $300 that will work as a solid, reliable system. While I don't have a specific model to recommend, I recently purchased an HP laptop for $299 (before tax) at Best Buy so she can run Quickbooks, check email, run basic Microsoft Office applications, and Facebook.

I would avoid buying a Chromebook as they are not fully compatible with MS Windows applications.

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Here, the Chromebook was the go to laptop.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Best Laptop for Children

Price is right, for word processing we have Google Docs and I see Microsoft has a version of Word for Chromebooks now.

Ease of use is high since you don't have to wait or deal with Windows Update.

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Best Laptop for Children

by elayjohn12 In reply to Best Laptop for Children

There are many laptops in this budget. You can check any of them. For grade 8, you can easily get laptop under 300$.

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Best Laptop for Children

by johnbouny In reply to Best Laptop for Children

Can You recommend me laptop in this budget?

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Re: laptop

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Best Laptop for Children

Laptops don't have fixed prices.

Have a look at https://www.google.com/search?q=back+to+school+laptop+deals+2021 to get an idea. Then pick a few models you prefer from shops you prefer and tell what those are. Then maybe we can tell what we would choose and why.

A few remarks:
- Ask the school what they recommend, for OS and specifications.
- Usually, studying from home involves more than word processing.
- Does your budget include a printer and a headset? Does your child need those?
- Consider buying a refurbished machine in stead of a new one. Usually, it's more value for money. Like a second-hand car is a good choice for many.
- Consider buying in a local shop for personal advice and support, in stead of some unknown webshop.

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Best Laptop for Children

by johnbouny In reply to Best Laptop for Children

Thank you for your recommendation. I will read reviews of different laptops and will choose which will suite according to my requirments.

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Acer

by jaceytome In reply to Best Laptop for Children

Acer Chromebook 514

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Her's your best Premium laptop under $400

by nikomsuman In reply to Best Laptop for Children

Acer Aspire 5, AMD Rayzen 3 will be the best choice for this price range because it comes with a long battery life gorgeous performance. You should check out the review on Amazon if you have a doubt about it.

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by josephev4ns In reply to Best Laptop for Children

I think the Lenovo Ideapad S145-15API laptop was a great choice for a child. It has a large screen and a fast processor that will come in handy in studying.

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