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The Best Laptops for Homeschooling in 2021

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Having a laptop or computer has become a necessity in the last two years — especially with a majority of schools in the world turning to some form of a remote/hybrid learning situation.

More and more parents are looking for excellent yet affordable laptops to help with their kids’ daily classes, homework and projects, and keeping in touch with friends.

With so many computers on the market, it can be daunting to find the most sensible one.

You see, choosing the best laptop isn’t as simple as finding the cheapest one and hoping it lasts. You don’t want anything too expensive as your kids may lose or break it. You need something reliable, durable, and enough longevity for those big projects.

The best laptop for kids must be safe and secure, and simple to use. Of course, it’s also important to tick off the basics like having a lightweight design, boasting a long battery life, and being durable yet flexible. To help you with the decision-making, we found the best laptop for college 2021 has to offer, touting different price points and performance levels.

Let’s dig in now…

1. The most impressive 2-in-1 convertible laptop for all your needs

Is it a laptop or a tablet? Well, how about both?! True to its name, this Chromebook delivers two-in-one capabilities. Its battery boasts a long life, upwards of 22 hours. (Perfect if you forget to plug it into the charger every night, like I do.)

This is a rated must buy, thanks to its lightweight and portable framework. The fact that it’s extremely affordable and has a long battery life also puts this pick at the top of the list. Though it’s important to note that for this incredible price, sacrifices have to be made. The keyboard is pretty small, the trackpad isn’t as reliable, and the charger and headphones share one port.

All easy fixes or not a dealbreaker for small children!


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2. Google this... The top Chromebook ever made!

Google continues its Chromebook tradition. While it's older Pixelbook used to occupy the top spot, it's been replaced by Google's latest Chromebook... the Pixelbook Go.

This is a Chromebook that proves that these devices can be just as stylish and powerful as traditional laptops, and the Pixelbook Go brings a lot of the original Pixelbook's deluxe features to a more affordable device.

One of it's most impressive features is the impressive battery life, which can outlast many traditional laptops with ease. That means you can go a full work or school day without needing to charge it.

It's also worth noting the keyboard on this thing! It’s easy to type on, and makes working on it very comfortable.

3. Old Reliable: Great performance and quality for all budgets

This is the all powerful laptop, made especially for creative students.

The Dell XPS 15 is a bit on the pricier side, but it’s easily one of the best laptops for students in the creative field.

With this laptop, you’re combining impressive power in a stylish thin and light frame — this laptop doesn’t hold back when it comes to internals and features that improve your computing experience overall, making this one of Dell’s best models.

Among all of the amazing features are:

  • A bright display with 500 nits of brightness

  • Easy-to-use keyboard

  • Loud speakers

  • A comfortable trackpad

We’re not saying that this laptop is perfect, but it’s overwhelming popular 5 out of 5 rating should speak for itself. The only downside really is the cost. If you’re able to spurge a bit, then this is the computer for you.

4. Your “Affordable” MacBook Pro Lookalike

The most popular Ultrabooks out there can cost a fortune, due to its thin and light form factor. But that’s not the case with the Acer Swift 3. This is the Ultrabook we’ve all been waiting for, thanks to its lower price, lightweight design, solid battery life, and brand new specs that deliver when it comes to multitasking. Not to mention, the smart design that one could mistake for a MacBook Pro.

The Acer Swift 3 certainly exceeds expectations for a lower priced “budget” laptop. Cheaper laptops don’t usually come with big expectations, but the Swift line proves once again that a portable computer doesn't have to have an insane price tag to impress or be ranked as a top contender.

The bottom line is that this device is a solid choice that offers great value, for a much lower price than usual.

Remember, an investment you make in your child's education is an investment you make for their future!

Speaking of investing in education… If you're in need of some extra help, give Jill’s Tutors a call or text at 512-812-9502 or email us at — after that, we’ll set you up with one of our talented, remote educators!

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