Best Kids Chromebook 2021 | Android Central

by Joseph K. Clark

You’ll have a few different priorities when buying the best kids’ Chromebook than you would for an adult. More minor, lighter-weight laptops might be preferable for younger children, and older kids might want a larger screen or need more powerful components for gaming (or homework). No matter what age, there’s an extra emphasis on ruggedness, dependable performance, and battery since we need to at least get through the entire school day on a single charge. The single best Chromebook for kids is the ASUS Chromebook Flip, which offers durability, portability, and adaptability that should last your child for years.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C214

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Since it first debuted, the 11.6-inch ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 has been our favorite student Chromebook since it has everything a parent could want in their child’s Chromebook. It’s small and light enough for younger kids to easily carry, especially with its anti-scratch non-slip coating. It’s been tested 20 ways to withstand the chaos of a child, and it’s a touchscreen 2-in-1, so your kid can interact with the C214 the way it wants, whether that’s as a laptop, a tablet, or a drawing easel with the built-in stylus.

The stylus isn’t available on every model — you’ll want the model that ends with -S — but I highly recommend it so long as a stylus model is available. It’s pretty useful for art, but more importantly, if your kid tends to miss touch targets while tapping the screen, the stylus should add some extra precision.

I believe all Chromebooks should be 2-in-1s, but it’s extra essential for kids for two reasons. Firstly, if it’s a 2-in-1, it’s almost certainly a touchscreen, and touchscreens are helpful for kids who just want to tap the screen instead of using a mouse or trackpad. Secondly, a 2-in-1 means the laptop can flip over into tablet mode when your child doesn’t need a keyboard. As a handy note, it can also fold into either tent or stand way (like a built-in tablet stand) so that your kid isn’t craning over a tablet in their lap.

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