Our kids are frequently more technically minded than their parents, with most first-world children having access to smartphones, tablets and even laptops on a daily basis. They have grown up hearing the pings and tings from text messages and Whatsapp, so they are more than ready when you feel it’s the right time to get them their very own laptop.
What to look for when buying a laptop for your kids?
- Screen Size: Although we would normally suggest a larger screen, kids’ hands cannot stretch across a regular keyboard, and small laptops are going to be lighter and more maneuverable for little people
- Processor: Referring to the computing power produced by the laptop, 2 or 3 GHz is a good place to aim for, especially if your kid loves playing games
- HDD vs SSD: Most laptops have a solid-state drive (SSD), which means a faster machine with less battery drain. It also makes for a more durable laptop – a good idea as it may get knocked a fair bit
- Display: It’s not a good plan for kids to have to strain their eyes, so as a minimum you should look for a 1920×1080 display
- RAM: RAM can be purchased cheaply and added to the amount the laptop comes with. Most include 8GB of Ram as standard
The models featured here have all been subjected to a range of tests to establish their quality, with only the winners being recommended.
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