Pick the Right Back-to-School Computer for Your Kid

by Rachel Baker on August 4, 2014

With all the back-to-school sales going on right now like it was a major holiday, its almost impossible to sift through the best technology deals on computers, laptops, and tablets. Going in to a store or online to get the best deals is easiest if you have done your research and know which options would be best for your child and their school needs.

Here is a great article with tips on how to pick the best computer for your child.

If your kids are lucky enough to live in one of the roughly 20 percent of districts that have implemented a one-to-one computing program, they probably have access to a school-supplied computer — one they might even be able to use at home. Otherwise, though, you’re on the hook for virtually all their digital needs.

The kind of devices you get will depend a lot on your kids’ ages and their relative maturity, notes Ingrid Simone, a senior editor at Common Sense Media. Should you pass your old tablet down to your kindergartner? Buy your third-grader an inexpensive Chromebook? Get your middle-schooler a Kindle? How long can you put off buying your teenager a smartphone? (Answer: not long enough.)

Here’s my device advice for kids from toddlers to teens.

How to Pick the Right Back-to-School Computer for Your Kid

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