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While many of us grew up with binders and notebooks on our back-to-school supply lists, parents of today's school-aged children know it's no longer that simple.
From smartboards to laptops, technology has never been more present in the classroom. For cost-conscious parents, this can add a new layer of stress to educating their children as normal wear-and-tear seems to happen a lot quicker when kids are involved.
Thankfully, this ASUS Chromebook was designed with little ones in mind. Spill-resistant and remarkably durable, the backpack-sized computer is a must-have for kids in today's learning environment. What's more: the Chromebook is on sale for just $179 on Amazon.
This wallet-friendly Chromebook is perfect for students and those looking to stay on budget. It measures just under 12 inches and has a rugged design that can withstand bumps, drops and spills without damage, making it an ideal choice for little ones in the classroom.
The ASUS Chromebook C204 has a spill-resistant keyboard that can endure light spills and a durable 3D-textured finish that won't show scratches or fingerprints. Plus, the laptop can withstand drops of up to 3.9-feet, giving parents peace of mind as their kids head back to school.
The laptop has a battery life of up to 11 hours on a single charge and features a 180-degree lay-flat hinge, mimicking the design of a tablet for reading and other classroom activities.
'Perfect for school or the office!'
Earning an average rating of 4.1 stars, Amazon shoppers recommend the Chromebook for its long-lasting battery life, lightweight design, and value for money.
The battery lasts me "one full day," writes one user. For the price, the "Chromebook is excellent."
Based on "value for money," the Chromebook "simply cannot be beaten," says another.
It's "perfect for school or [the] office!"
However, Amazon shoppers advise that you get what you pay for with the ASUS Chromebook, so don't expect bells or whistles.
A "Chromebook is not a laptop," reminds one user. It's "great for what it is," but it "doesn't support" many of the programs and apps that you may expect.
Another user found the computer "clunky" and "difficult to use."
In terms of performance, the Chromebook "lags quite a bit" when running multiple processes.
With more than 850 five-star reviews, Amazon shoppers say the durable and affordable ASUS Chromebook C204 is "perfect for school." However, some shoppers note the computer lacks the bells and whistles of other models, so if you're looking for a full-fledged laptop, this might not be the best device for you.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.