Top 10 Best Laptops for School Kids in 2013

Well, for adults like us it can be really difficult to find a laptop for school kids since we don’t have much idea about their actual needs and requirements. So after a long vacation now it is time to buy some new clothes and books for our school going kids and these days they also require a laptop or notebook for their studies. I know it can get little bit confusing, but don’t worry I have done all the research that you were about to do and here I showcase the top 10 best laptops for school kids and don’t think that these laptops might be outdated because I won’t be promoting them if they really were.

10. Dell Vostro 3400


Dell Vostro is one of those unique laptops which is combined with Intel’s i3 and i5 processors and also has a good battery backup. Its display screen is of 14 inches and comes with all regular features. This amazing laptop was specially manufactured for school and college students for their less heavy work and assignments.

Specs of this particular laptop can be extremely competitive with other huge brands of laptop and it comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB hard drive, 512MB Graphics card of NVIDIA GeForce, Genuine Windows 7 and all other basic features.

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9. Dell Inspiron 14


Well, another great laptop from Dell for school and college kids and this is surely among the most common laptops seen in schools. It comes for extremely affordable price plus perfect Intel processor and even kids can buy this laptop on their own from their savings.

Other than fine design, specs of this laptop are also competitive and it comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB hard drive, Intel’s i3 processor and all other basic specs including DVD writer.

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8. Sony VAIO Z


This one is little smaller than Dell Inspiron and has a display screen of 13.1 inches. It contains the Intel’s i5 and i7 processor and the most favorite thing in this laptop is its option to switch it to gaming laptop which enables its NVIDIA GeForce 330M while playing games for solid performance.

Other than excellent quality and features it has all great specs packed into 13 inch laptop such as 6GB RAM which can be expanded up to 8GB, 1GB video card of NVIDIA, DVD writer, fingerprint sensor, all required ports and Genuine copy of Windows 7.

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7. HP Envy 13


Well, I am sure you must have already heard the name “HP Envy 17″ which is currently the best 3rd generation core i7 laptop and this one is really similar to Envy 17 but only difference between them is their screen sizes. It offers you all best features including the one to switch it to gaming laptop and its bright screen makes HD movies and games extremely enjoyable.

Its features are as competitive as others in this list and comes with 64-bit Windows 7, Intel’s Dual core processor, 3GB RAM, 250GB hard drive and of course all other basic specs including all necessary ports.

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6. Sony VAIO Y Series


This one is another laptop from Sony which is 13.3 inches and comes with a nice low voltage core i3 processor plus 4GB RAM. It is surely the most preferred laptop for school and college work and can easily handle multiple heavy tasks at a time.

Well, we don’t really have to tell you about Sony VAIO’s solid design quality so let’s just get started with its specs. It comes with Windows 7 Premium 64, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive from Toshiba, Intel’s video card and 3x 2.0 USB ports.

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5. Apple Macbook Pro 13


Yeah, I know there are many Mac lovers out there and I had to at least add one laptop of Apple in this list. Well, it can be sometimes a bit expensive than other laptops but don’t you want the best of best for your kids? This is your chance to prove. It has many charming features and its battery backup makes it much better than other Apple laptops.

Let’s check out the specs of Macbook Pro 13: Of course Mac OS, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 160GB hard drive, 256 MB graphics card of NVIDIA GeForce and many more exciting up-to-date features.

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4. Lenovo ThinkPad x100e


If you are looking for a bit smaller laptop than 13 inches then this one should be perfect for you as its screen size is just 11 inches. It comes with a strong ATI in-built graphics and AMD processor. It is extremely popular among college students for its flexibility and solidness to tackle heavy applications.

Specs of this laptop are really more than you’d ever expect in an 11-inch laptop. It has 2GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB hard drive, ATI Radeon graphics card, Original copy of Windows 7 and all other regular specs including webcam and 6 cell battery.

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3. Alienware M11x


Well, I am sure you know that Alienware laptops are among the top laptops for gaming and this one is also without a doubt best for playing video games. It comes with 11.6 inches screen, Intel’s i7 core processor and in-built NVIDIA graphics card. Best thing in this laptop which is not found in any other on this list is definitely its LED backlit keyboard which can be extremely helpful for typing in dark rooms.

It has all regular features plus it has a 2.0 MP HD webcam and dual microphones, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, NVIDIA graphics card of 1GB and of course it is a portable gaming laptop.

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2. ASUS Eee PC 1005PE


Well, I know this one is quite old laptop now but still it can be the best and most flexible for school kids since it is of only 10 inches and has an amazing battery backup of 11 hours.

So let’s see its specs: 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, Atom processor and in-built graphics of Intel GMA 3150 and all other necessary ports including memory card slot.

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1. HP Mini 210 HD


This one is the most preferred laptop which was released in the market with full HD graphic screen of 1366 x 768 on just 10.1 inch display screen. It comes with Intel Atom processor of 1.66 GHz, in-built 3150 graphics and an external decoder card.

Specs are similar as other ones in this list like 2GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, Windows 7, perfect graphics hardware and of course every other thing required by a school student.

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  • Well, you’ve made a nice list of 10 best laptops for school kids, but you know what? No one can afford this much expensive laptops for their kids who are still in school, so you definitely need to replace few top brand laptops like Apple and Alienware obviously.


    March 17, 2013

  • Hi Dreamer99, thank you for your input but if you see one common thing among all these laptops is that they are all 10-13 inches laptop and that is exactly what people look for before buying laptops for their kids.


    March 18, 2013

  • Exactly what I was looking for, thanks for your time Preetam and I appreciate your efforts to create this post of best laptops for school kids. Getting ASUS Eee PC mini laptop for my 13 years old daughter and I guess she’ll love it.


    March 25, 2013

  • Lol, didn’t knew kids these days require such expensive laptops.. well, if it was for my kids, I’d get them one of those pinky toy laptops since they are going to break it sooner or later.. anyways, good list for rich people who have plenty of money to waste on their kids..


    April 18, 2013

  • Hi Preetam, I am a school going kid and I am looking for a laptop that comes for around $250 because that’s my maximum budget. I have looked at Asus Eee PC and I guess that’s my only option but not many people recommend it for kids since it is extremely fragile, so can you suggest me some solid laptop or netbook that fits my budget?


    May 2, 2013

  • @ Sujal, I guess you are right and your best bet would be Eee PC or you can also check out few notebooks from Gateway which might fit your budget and I can assure you that Gateway laptop will perform far better than Asus netbook..


    May 3, 2013

  • Great list. Thank you. And I don’t completely agree with the comments about these are only for rich people. It’s all about planning and saving people. You know your kid is going to need one so research and save like the rest of us. These seem to be the most mentioned on multiple sites. But I like your descriptions. Thank you.


    May 16, 2013

  • Thank you for your comment Mom11, and I don’t agree with them either and that’s the reason I haven’t replied to those comments..


    May 16, 2013

  • I have 3 kids who are still in school and after reading your post I have bought ASUS Eee PC for each of them in different colors and also because they are really cheap these days. But none of them is happy because some video game they wanted to play together and for some reason that game doesn’t run on these laptops.. so, can you please advice me what should I do to run this game.. I really want them to be happy and someone told me to upgrade memory RAM and the problem will be solved. If that’s true also tell me how much RAM should I buy for each one. Thanks!


    May 24, 2013

  • I was checking out latest laptops in store last week when I had to buy one for my 14 years old kid and after checking out laptops of all brands I decided to go with Apple MacBook Air 11″ and I’m really surprised to see that it’s missing from you list. Is there any reason you exclude it from this list?


    August 1, 2013