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The best notebook for children primarily focuses on portability and ease of use and are those available under $500.

The primary functions children would utilize their laptops for are basic web surfing, storing and taking pictures; watching movies and playing games, so you could do with a single or dual core processor running at 1.5 GHz and a 2 GB RAM.

Additionally, a 10 to 14 inch display is ideal, along with hardware options like a good HDD capacity perhaps 200 GB and a DVD drive which are pretty useful features for entertainment for children. The best notebooks for children are netbooks with large battery life and not weighing over 2 lb to assist mobility.

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Jul 2015
Jul 2015
Jun 2015
May 2015
Display Size
13.3 in.
10.1 in.
11.6 in.
11.6 in.
12.5 in.
Hard Drive
16GB SSD
16 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
128 GB, SSD
Operating System
Google Chrome
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1
Processor
1.70 GHz Intel Celeron 3215U
1.8 GHz, Rockchip RK3288-C
2.16 GHz, Intel Celeron N2840
2.16 GHz, Intel Atom N2840
1.2 GHz, Intel Core M-5Y71

  • The Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB35 puts a bright, highly accurate display and stellar battery life in a sharp, silver form that makes it the Chromebook to beat.


  • If you want a Chromebook, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 is the one we recommend. It has a great screen, looks good and delivers in every way that matters.


  • The Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02) blends the best elements from other designs into a single Chrome-based laptop with a slick, convertible form factor, fast performance, all-day battery life, and an affordable price.


  • The $249 Asus Chromebook Flip offers a flexible design, a vibrant touch screen and long battery life, making it a very good laptop-tablet combo.


  • The Chromebook Flip is notable for being one of the lightest Chrome OS laptops on the market. Its versatile and convertible design, solid build quality and affordable price also help set it apart from the pack. The smaller-than-average keyboard will be a turnoff for some, but ultimately, the positives outweigh the negatives.


  • The Dell Chromebook 11 is an affordable 11-inch Chrome OS laptop that offers excellent battery life, good overall performance, and a durable construction.


  • The Dell Chromebook 11 with Core i3 processor delivers speedy performance and lasts all day on a charge.


  • The Dell Chromebook 11 Touch is more rugged and less expensive than before, but it sacrifices some performance that made the old Dell Chromebook 11 great.


  • The affordable Dell Chromebook 11 Touch has a touch screen and a beefy, rugged design making it a good choice for classrooms.


  • The Dell Chromebook 11 with Core i3 processor delivers speedy performance and lasts all day on a charge.


  • The Dell Chromebook 11 Touch is more rugged and less expensive than before, but it sacrifices some performance that made the old Dell Chromebook 11 great.


  • The pricey Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a very thin, elegant-looking detachable-hybrid tablet that makes some major concessions in the name of portability.


  • The $699 Transformer Book T300 Chi is the better version of Asus' two tablet-laptop hybrids, but its battery life is still a little underwhelming.


  • This good-looking fanless hybrid works as a slim Windows tablet or an ultra-portable laptop, but still suffers from the same awkward marriage of base and screen as many hybrids.


Top 5 notebook for children of 2016:

  1. Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
  2. Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
  3. Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
  4. Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
  5. Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi