5 Netbooks for Kids

  • Kid-Sized Laptops

    Laptops, it seems, are the new Trapper Keepers. While they’ve been a mainstay on college campuses for years, they’ve also become increasingly ubiquitous in elementary and high school classrooms as of late. Here are five netbooks (miniature laptops) that combine price, portability and durability - a necessary combo for kids.  Photo Credit: Toshiba.com
    Dell Latitude 2100
  • Dell Latitude 2100

    Price: Starting at $419 at Dell.com Designed with K-12 students in mind, the Latitude comes in five colors: School Bus Gold, Chalkboard Black, Ball Field Green, Blue Ribbon and Schoolhouse Red. Dell touts its durability and its rubberized case, which makes the netbooks easier to hold. Photo Credit: Dell.com
    Acer Aspire One 10.1” Netbook
  • Acer Aspire One 10.1” Netbook

    Price: $273.99 at Buy.com The ultimate in portability, this 10-inch netbook weighs less than three pounds—a welcome relief for schoolchildren already teetering under the weight of their books. Photo Credit: Buy.com
    HP Mini 100e
  • HP Mini 100e

    Price: Set on a per-deal basis, but not exceeding $300 (see hp.com for more information.) Intended for classroom computing, the Mini 100e includes such educational and productivity software as Microsoft Math and Office 2010. As a special bonus for teachers wary of inattentive students, an LED on the back of the computer lights up when it’s connected to the Internet. A spill-resistant keyboard makes it cafeteria-safe.  Photo Credit: hp.com
    Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Nickelodeon Edition
  • Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Nickelodeon Edition

    Price: Starting at $299.99 at Dell.com As the “slime” design might indicate, this laptop was designed with younger children in mind, and it also features Nickelodeon interactive software features. Photo Credit: Dell.com
    Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Laptop
  • Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Laptop

    Price: Starting at $369.99 at Lenovo.com Better suited for older students, the IdeaPad ditches some of the more “kid-friendly” features in favor of a 250 GB hard drive and a six-cell battery for extended use. At a standard 10.1 inches, though, it’s still plenty portable for students. Photo Credit: Lenovo.com
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