5 Awesome Mini Laptops and Chromebooks For Your College-Bound Kid

Whether your teen is headed off to college or you are just looking for a smaller laptop for travel purposes, a mini laptop or Chromebook is a great option. And just because these computers are smaller, doesn't mean that they aren't up to the task. Many of them have a long battery life, fast processors and incredible retina displays. Plus, they are lightweight and durable, making them the perfect companion for people who need to work on the go! We've rounded up our top picks for the best mini laptops of 2019. Check them out below.

Best Mini Laptops
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Microsoft Surface Go

This 10-inch tablet is compatible with a keyboard and also works as a Windows 10 computer. This version has 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM. Microsoft claims it has nine hours of battery life and weighs just 1.3 pounds. Also, it has 10" PixelSense Display with touchscreen and a stylus and mouse can be purchased separately. ($550; amazon.com)

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Lenovo Chromebook

This 2-in-1 tablet and laptop has a 360-degree convertible screen that is less than one inch thin and weighs just 2.6 pounds. The 11-inch FHD IPS touch screen is great for day-to-day computing and watching shows and movies on- or offline. It also has a webcam for video chats and calls and a microSD card slot for added storage. Plus, you can stream to a larger screen via its HDMI port. ($250; amazon.com)

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Samsung Chromebook 3

This Chromebook provides users with easy web browsing, long battery life and a compact, durable design. It measuring 0.7-inches thick and has a long battery life of 11 hours, so you can check email, watch videos and work on documents throughout the day without having to worry about a dying battery. It weighs just 2.65 pounds and has a price that can't be beaten! ($88; amazon.com)

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Dell Chromebook

The Dell Chromebook is easy to use, starts up in seconds and comes with several great Google apps already installed. It is also well protected and has multiple layers of security to help keep users safe from viruses and malware. Plus, updates happen automatically, for free, so you will never need to purchase or install upgrades manually. ($90; amazon.com)

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ASUS VivoBook 13 Mini Laptop

The VivoBook is great when it comes to travel because it has a compact and lightweight design. It has a desktop footprint that's smaller than an A4 sheet of paper and weighs just 2.2 pounds. This is the perfect mini-laptop to tote everywhere from local coffee shops to dorm rooms! It includes a full-size, ergonomic keyboard and a reversible USB port! ($250; amazon.com)

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