Yes, we are looking at best laptop options for kids. With technology making inroads even in the education sector, learning in schools heavily relies on technology. Working on projects, studying, and preparing notes even for kids has now gone digital. So with the advent of these new methods, companies have started designing products, especially for the kids.
Here is a list of the best laptops available in India for kids in 2018. The list will be updated whenever a new laptop with a suitable price is launched.
Asus has once again offered a power-packed machine at an unbelievable price. The Asus E402NA is a 14-inch lightweight laptop with a decent design. The Intel Celeron Dual Core with a clock speed of 2.16 GHz and 2.58 GHz with Turbo Boost powers the device. The processor can handle multitasking without any lag. You also get 2 GB DDR3 RAM and Intel Integrated HD Graphics capable of handling most multimedia. The in-built operating system is Windows 10 which is a good addition considering the price.
IballCompBook i360 is a surprising package considering the price at which it is being offered. It is a slim device that could give high-end ultrabooks a run for their money in terms of design as well as style quotient. Under the hood, there is an Intel Atom Quad Core processor capable of clocking to 1.92 GHz ensuring decent performance. You only get 2 GB of RAM which can put some constraints on the speed while multitasking. The pre-installed operating system is Windows 10 (32-bit).
The 2-in-1s are a slowly garnering a niche audience, and companies are offering new options for such consumers. The Acer Aspire Switch One is a stylish laptop with some thoughtful design along with premium looks and with a durable plastic cover that seems capable of protecting it from scratches. The specifications are bit of a let down considering the price point. You get an Intel Atom X5 Quad Core processor with basic clock speed of 1.4 GHz.The laptop has a 32GB solid disk drive which performs its task at a fast speed.
IF you have not heard or RDP, you are not alone. It is a new company courtesy of Microsoft’s budget Windows PC initiative. The company is following a completely different approach than its competitors by focussing on the traditional laptops rather on the detachable 2-in1s. The RDP ThinBook 1430b is well-designed with inspiration from Lenovo’s Ideapad on the outside and Apple MacBook Pro on the interior. With Intel Atom Quad Core processor and 2 GB of RAM, RDP ThinBook offers hassle-free surfing, multimedia, and even multi-tasking. The pre-installed OS is Windows 10 (32-bit).
Well, this one has made it to the list primarily for the unbelievable price at which it is being offered by Micromax. This 2 in 1 laptop or rather lap-tab is sold for a price lower than an average mobile device. With the Micromax Canvas LT666W, you get an Intel Atom Quad Core processor which can clock up to 1.83 GHz. The device is backed by 2GB of DDR3 RAM along with Intel Integrated HD Graphics. You also get a Multi-touch Capacitive Screen, but with a screen size of 10.1 inch. The keyboard docking takes place magnetically.
Buying laptops for kids is starkly different from purchasing laptops otherwise. The first thing you need to consider is the in-built security options available with the device. Some manufacturers have identified this need, and they offer pre-installed features that offer robust security.
Secondly, since kids would be moving the laptop around a lot, so it is essential for the laptop to be portable and light-weight. Contrary to the notion that lighter laptops are not cheap, you can find several options including a few on our list.
Finally, the laptop needs to be sturdy and stylish with a good design. An SSD can enable faster transfer of data which could be desirable. Decent storage options would minimize the need to use the external hard drives.
|Asus E402NA-GA022T 14-Inch HD Laptop (Dual-Core Celeron N3350/2 GB DDR 3 RAM/Windows 10 (64bit))||16,699||8||8||8||7||7.9|
|IballCompBook i360 Atom Quad Core - (2 GB/32 GB HDD/Windows 10) i360 2 in 1||NA||9||7||7||8||7.6|
|Acer Aspire Switch One Laptop (Atom Quad Core x5/2 GB/32 GB SSD/Windows 10) Laptop||12,490||8||8||7||8||7.4|
|RDP ThinBook Atom Quad Core 8th Gen - (2 GB/32 GB EMMC Storage/Windows 10) 1430b||12,999||8||7||8||8||7.3|
|Micromax Canvas WiFi Atom Quad Core Laptop||NA||7||6||7||8||7|
We’ve curated this list based on our own expert reviews, overall user reviews from shopping websites like Mouthshut, Amazon, Flipkart, and expert reviews from trusted websites CNET, NotebookCheck, Laptomag, and PCmag, and Expertreviews.
As far as the weighted averages of our final expert scores are concerned, the split is: 50% for expert reviews, 25% for expert reviews from our trusted websites, and 25% for user reviews.
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