Cheap to Keep
Dell lowers the entry point for school notebooks with its Latitude 3330 series, which has been designed from the start for the classroom. Its pricing may start at $419, but it doesn’t skimp on hardware with a current Core i3 or i5 processor, 13.3-inch screen and the choice of 2-, 4- or 8GB of RAM. It comes with USB 3.0 and WiFi as well as the ability to order it with anything from 64GB or SSD flash storage to a 500GB hard drive. If you choose Ubuntu Linux over Windows 7 or 8, you can get an even lower price. The best part is that it weighs in at 3.4-pounds, perfect for small kids.