We have been looking for some type of laptop to replace our way out-of-date Dell my wife had from her college days (2002). Yep that old! The computer still worked as long as it was plugged in instead of using the battery. We allowed our kids to use the computer since we didn't want them to ruin ours.
Our oldest, now 6, had been using it quite a bit. The past few months he was unable to get onto certain web sites due to the incapability of the OS. We couldn't update the flash drives or Java any more so the computer became useless.
My wife and I were trying to decide about getting another laptop for them or something a little more simple like the Chromebook. After a little research and talking with my brother, Chris Pirillo, we decided on the Chromebook. We don't have to worry about the kids downloading anything to the laptop and the security issues gives us a sound piece of mind.
Acer C720 Chromebook
We are very pleased with our choice of a laptop. Our oldest loves getting on the interactive educational web sites to aid his learning. I have not downloaded any apps for the Chromebook since he likes being on the internet games. Please take a moment to watch my video review of what my thoughts were on the Acer C720 Chromebook.
I am an average computer "geek" and don't know all the fancy terms and processors but I wanted something simple. If you are looking for a very simple laptop for kids or surfing the web for yourself then a Chromebook is worth it.