The 9-inch Netpal netbooks by Asus and Disney, the 10-inch Asus 1015B, the Asus 1001PXD, and the Toshiba NB505 are good mini-laptops for kids. Available in pink and blue colors, Netpals run an Atom processor and come preloaded with Disney games and videos. The Asus 1015B runs an AMD Fusion CPU and features HD graphics for viewing animations and videos in high quality.
Netpals offer security features that allow parents to restrict access to Internet content and add unwanted websites to the list of blocked sites. They also include built-in Web cameras and microphones and 160-gigabyte storage.
The Asus 1001PXD is ideal for school use as it lasts up to eight hours. The netbook runs an Atom processor and features a large keyboard with a multi-touch track pad for ease of use. The Toshiba NB505 offers similar hardware specifications as the Asus 1001PXD, but it boasts a dark, matte design for a clean, fingerprint-free look.
The Acer Aspire One Happy 2 netbook comes in a variety of bright colors and showcases a chassis with a water-drop design and a colored touch pad. The mini-laptop can handle typical kids activities, such as browsing the Internet, watching videos and writing notes. For teens who are at least 14 years old, the Asus 1215N and 1215B feature good hardware for handling more graphic-intensive games and HD videos.