The Ultimate Chromebooks For Kids Guide

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Looking for a Chromebook for your kid? You’ve come to the right spot. If you think your kids are better with technology than you are, you’re probably right. With the prevalence of phones, tablets, and computers, kids have never not known life without screens, and navigating through your digital devices is second nature. With most schools — or remote learning — leveraging technology, it might be time to invest in a Chromebook for your kids.

What is a Chromebook?

Chromebooks are laptops, but they run on Google’s Chrome operating system vs. the typical Mac or Windows OS. Chrome is a lighter OS since it’s cloud and browser-based, which can lead to a faster laptop boot up times. The Chrome OS also automatically updates in the background, which keeps the Chromebook secure and running optimally (e.g., how many times have you dismissed the “your computer needs a software update” message on your Mac or Windows laptop?).

Chromebooks are only compatible with Android apps, but with millions of them in the Google Play or Chrome Web store, there is always an app for what you need. You can’t perform any heavy computer processing, like photo editing or hard core gaming, and you always need an internet connection, but the simplicity and ease of us of a Chromebook makes it perfect for kids. And best of all, Chromebooks are usually considerably less expensive than traditional laptops. They’re a great solution for giving your kid their own device, without having to worry about them borrowing and “accidentally” spilling something on your personal laptop or tablet.

Chromebooks combine the best of both worlds between a tablet and laptop. Many have HD touchscreen displays and hinges that let you use them as a laptop with keyboard or fold them back into a tablet. Because of the few software requirements, they also tend to have a thin design profile, weigh only a few pounds, have long battery life, and are easily transportable for kids. Read on to find nine of the best Chromebooks for kids.

Best Chromebooks for Kids