You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a laptop for a kid (in fact, you shouldn’t, since kids don’t need that much computing power — and tend to be a little clumsy with delicate machinery). But there are a few basic things to keep in mind: Besides durability, you’ll want to focus on getting something light enough to tote around, something with built-in parental controls, something powerful enough for both entertainment and schoolwork, and something with a long battery life. Many laptops are still fluctuating in and out of stock due to supply-chain issues. But after scouring Amazon, we found a whole bunch of durable, powerful, affordable, and, most importantly, available laptops.
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