Kids are already heading back to school and besides the usual notebooks and pencils kids these days are increasingly stuffing laptops into their backpacks. For parents like myself who had no idea where to start here are some cool tips to choose the best laptop for your kids. There are so many choices and a great time to buy with back to school sales.
Dell – Latitude 3330
Let’s start with the Dell Latitude 3330 . This is great if you want a really basic laptop, no frills computer it has Windows 7 Pro which is also nice because not everybody likes Windows 8. The tiles are gonna driving you know crazy but if you can afford it. One tip is that you upgrade to the core i3 processor for better performance.
Dell – Latitude 3330 13.3″ Notebook – Intel Celeron 1007U 1.50 GHz (4 GB RAM – 320 GB HDD – Intel HD Graphics – Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit – 1366 x 768 Display) – $579.00, 7.99 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace
Asus – VivoBook X202E-DB21T Grey 11.6″ Notebook (1.8 GHz Intel Pentium 2117U, 4 GB DDR3, 500 GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics, Windows 8, LED Backlight)
This one is great for just throwing in your bag going to the library going or to the coffee shop. It has a touch screen and comes with Windows 8 which is the latest operating system all for $425 so this is deal.
Asus – VivoBook X202E-DB21T Grey 11.6″ Notebook (1.8 GHz Intel Pentium 2117U, 4 GB DDR3, 500 GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics, Windows 8, LED Backlight) – $425.00, Free shipping – Available at Adorama
Lenovo – IdeaPad Yoga 11s Silver Gray 11.6″ Ultrabook (1.5 GHz Intel Core i5-4210Y, 4 GB DDR3, 128 GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 4200, Windows 8, LED Backlight)
This is one of my favorite one from Lenovo. A super nice touchscreen, with Windows 8 but the really awesome thing about it is, the foldable keyboard which allows you to use it as tablet, prop it up and use it as a touch screen so you can watch movies.
Actually this is an ultra book laptops. So it is a laptop and a tablet and a bit pricier. This is a really nice computer, that comes in many colors. Great for being more stylish than anyone else in college.
Lenovo – IdeaPad Yoga 11s Silver Gray 11.6″ Ultrabook (1.5 GHz Intel Core i5-4210Y, 4 GB DDR3, 128 GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 4200, Windows 8, LED Backlight) – $814.88, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace
Sony – VAIO Fit 15 SVF15A1BCXS Silver 15.5″ Notebook
If you want a little bit of a bigger screen, try the Sony Vaio fit 15. This is a larger laptop with a 15.5 inch screen. Perhaps you don’t want to carry around a large laptop or your are a film student or a big movie fan. This is full HD screen so movies are going to look gorgeous on this screen. It also has a roomy keyboard. You can add in a touch screen and a better processor.
Sony – VAIO Fit 15 SVF15A1BCXS Silver 15.5″ Notebook (2 GHz Intel Core i7 3537U, 8 GB DDR3L, 750 GB HDD + 8 GB SSD, DVD±RW, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Windows 8, LED Backlight) – $1049.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com
Apple – Macbook Pro with Retina Display Silver 15.6″ Notebook (2.0 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB DDR3, 256 GB SSD, Intel Iris Pro Graphics, OS X Mavericks, LED Backlight)
And this is my personal choice. I have been using Mac for 3 years now and ever since I switched from Windows to iOS, I will never go back. The performance is stellar! This is a heavyweight when it comes to performance and handling all those applications too. It’s great for kids who are into graphics like my daughter. She loves to do animation and graphic designs so this computer is a good bet for that.
Apple – Macbook Pro with Retina Display Silver 15.6″ Notebook (2.0 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB DDR3, 256 GB SSD, Intel Iris Pro Graphics, OS X Mavericks, LED Backlight) – $1649.00 (43% off), Free shipping – Available at B&H Photo-Video
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