Tom's Guide Selects: Dell Chromebook 3189

It isn’t fancy, but the Dell Chromebook 3189 is durable and long-lasting, so it should last a kid through a school day, even if they’re clumsy. You won’t use this laptop for multitasking, but it’s just right for a classroom.

Students will need a robust set of tools for the new school year, such as the touchscreen in the Dell Chromebook 3189. Once Google brings Android app support to this Chrome OS machine, its touchscreen will help users make the most of photo-editing apps, such as Adobe Photoshop Express. 

Starting at $329, this notebook lasts more than 9 hours on a single charge and offers a durable chassis that’s ready for the classroom. It’s a 2-in-1 with a touchscreen, making it easy to use Android apps the way they were originally designed. And its MIL-SPEC-tested design means that little clumsy hands can drop the 3189 without causing too much damage. The Celeron processor isn’t powerful, so the Chromebook 3189 is best for tackling a single homework task at a time.

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