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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

It has a great screen, looks good and delivers in every way that matters.

Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02), on the other hand, delivers a stunning, lightweight convertible design, excellent performance, and impressive battery life for under $300.

the Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch is ideal for any grade-school classroom or for use as an affordable, everyday laptop.

The Dell Chromebook 11 Touch is a decent Chrome OS laptop for education, with a rugged design that should survive whatever stresses are inflicted upon it in the classroom.

The biggest weakness of the quad-HD T300 Chi was its poor battery life.