Updated February 12, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

The 8 Best Chromebooks For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in January of 2020. In today's world, every child needs access to a computer, but you don't have to spend a lot of money on a laptop that will be shoved into a backpack and dropped from time to time. Chromebooks are built to withstand daily abuse, and many have just the right amount of power to help with schoolwork without being too heavy or expensive. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best chromebook for kids on Amazon.

8. HP 14-Inch

7. Acer R11

6. Dell 11 3100

5. Lenovo C340

4. Asus Flip C214 2-In-1

3. Google Pixelbook Go

2. HP X360

1. Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA 2-In-1

Special Honors

CTL NL71 As a Google for Education partner, CTL makes a range of models designed specifically for students. They have been drop tested to ensure they can withstand the rigors of educational environments and include reinforced ports and hinges. The NL71 series comes equipped with cloud-based educational apps, a 360-degree 10-point multi-touch Corning Gorilla touch screen, dual HD cameras, and a water-resistant keyboard. ctl.net

Editor's Notes

February 11, 2020:

After reviewing the relatively recent work on this list, we noticed some discrepancies we wanted to address, mainly to keep the ranking as current as possible, and to ensure that our readers don't fall victim to older model laptops being sold as a company's latest.

We added the Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA 2-In-1 and the Lenovo C340, the latter of which offers users more modern connection options than the C330 on our old list. Meanwhile, we kept the best models from that recent ranking, like the Google Pixelbook Go. We did upgrade that model, however, to the best version that company offers. That brings the price up a bit, but it's important to us that this list be good for all kids who are of computing age, so we decided to include a model that's ideal for older teens around 15 years of age.

February 01, 2020:

As digital devices become a part of our daily lives, kids are learning to master computer skills. From editing to coding, they apply their talents in both recreational and educational pursuits. But let's face it, the kids can be rough with electronic devices. These Chromebooks are built to withstand harsh environments.

As a standard, Chromebooks come equipped with 4 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of internal storage. However, older children may require a model like the HP 360, which has 8 gigs of RAM and a 64 gig eMMC flash memory. The same goes for screen resolution, younger kids rarely complain about the images on the display, but an older child can tell the difference. Most computers on this list contain 1,920 horizontal pixels and 1,080 vertical pixels.

Models like the Lenovo 2-in-1 Touchscreen and the Acer R11 rotate 360 degrees to allow kids a versatile computing experience. They can use it as a laptop or tablet for typing or set it in display or tent mode for entertaining. For music lovers, the Google Pixel Go comes with dual speakers that deliver remarkable sound quality. If your kid likes to write and draw, models like the Asus Flip C214 can help drive their creativity.

One of the most crucial aspects of a Chromebook is its battery life. Even when kids are at home, they prefer the freedom of moving from room to room without the restraints of a cord. These Chromebooks offer between 10 and 14 hours of juice before kids will need to search for an outlet.

Most models on this list have an 11-inch screen, which is suitable for performing most operations. However, if your child prefers multitasking, consider a device with a 14-inch screen such as the HP 360 or the HP 15 Touchscreen.

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 12, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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