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computers for middle school students

Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for computers for middle school students.

Kids are growing up in a digital world, and they need to be prepared for the challenges and opportunities that come with that. Whether you're shopping for a tween or an older child, it's important to find the right devices that will help them learn and grow. Browse the top-ranked list of computers for middle school students below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. ASUS - 11.6" Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 32GB eMMC Flash Memory - Red - Front_Zoom
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    "When my kids school yr. begins they will have there computer for on line classes....Great computer...This is a great computer for students and easy to use. Would highly recommend."

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    Enjoy a smooth web browsing experience with this 11.6-inch ASUS Chromebook computer. The Intel Celeron dual-core processor and 4GB of on-board memory provide quick access to your favorite apps, and the 32GB storage capacity lets you save photos, music and other media.This ASUS Chromebook computer has a built-in HD webcam and microphone for videocalls.
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    "When my kids school yr. begins they will have there computer for on line classes....Great computer...This is a great computer for students and easy to use. Would highly recommend."

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    Enjoy a smooth web browsing experience with this 11.6-inch ASUS Chromebook computer. The Intel Celeron dual-core processor and 4GB of on-board memory provide quick access to your favorite apps, and the 32GB storage capacity lets you save photos, music and other media.This ASUS Chromebook computer has a built-in HD webcam and microphone for videocalls.
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    Your price for this item is $249.99
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  2. Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum - Front_Zoom
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    "Great tablet / computer for the pruce you pay!!! Used for a college student and is perfect with keyboard accessory!!...This thing is plenty fast for what I need and very handy for school - especially with an Microsoft (Office) 365 subscription. "

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    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.
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    "Great tablet / computer for the pruce you pay!!! Used for a college student and is perfect with keyboard accessory!!...This thing is plenty fast for what I need and very handy for school - especially with an Microsoft (Office) 365 subscription. "

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    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.
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    Your price for this item is $1,399.99
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  3. Thule - Chronical 28L Backpack for 15.6" Laptop with 10.1" Tablet Sleeve, SafeZone Pocket, Water Bottle Holder, Padded Backpanel - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The backpack looks small but has a great amount of space for if you're a student. It also has organization pouches for school supplies....Bought this for my son heading off to college for his laptop. Appears that it will hold up well for students."

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    Keep belongings organized with this Thule Chronical backpack. A padded sleeve with SafeEdge construction protects laptops up to 15.6 inches from impacts, while a protective sleeve safeguards tablets up to 10.1 inches. This Thule Chronical backpack has a foam-padded SafeZone pocket with a rigid exterior, which protects small valuables from accidental damage.
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    "The backpack looks small but has a great amount of space for if you're a student. It also has organization pouches for school supplies....Bought this for my son heading off to college for his laptop. Appears that it will hold up well for students."

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    Keep belongings organized with this Thule Chronical backpack. A padded sleeve with SafeEdge construction protects laptops up to 15.6 inches from impacts, while a protective sleeve safeguards tablets up to 10.1 inches. This Thule Chronical backpack has a foam-padded SafeZone pocket with a rigid exterior, which protects small valuables from accidental damage.
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    Your price for this item is $89.95
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  4. Microsoft - Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touch-Screen - Intel 10th Generation Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Platinum - Front_Zoom
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    "Middle school kid approved...It has all the apps that my middle school kid needs and was very easy to set up....Great Laptop for students...Great student laptop, very fast delivery and easy set-up."

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    Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value. Ultra-light and portable profile, the apps* you use every day, premium materials, and a choice of must-have colors will make this your go-to laptop. ²Up to 13 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Laptop Go Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.
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    "Middle school kid approved...It has all the apps that my middle school kid needs and was very easy to set up....Great Laptop for students...Great student laptop, very fast delivery and easy set-up."

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    Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value. Ultra-light and portable profile, the apps* you use every day, premium materials, and a choice of must-have colors will make this your go-to laptop. ²Up to 13 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Laptop Go Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.
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    Your price for this item is $699.99
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  5. Microsoft - Surface Laptop 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Cobalt Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Power / Cost for Students...Great display and the touchscreen is great for scrolling down long papers and assignments. If you're a student who is looking for an all-in-one laptop with the tablet features (with no compromises in power or RAM), I feel like this is a steal. ...Great for school work pictures and surfing the internet"

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    Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.
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    "Great Power / Cost for Students...Great display and the touchscreen is great for scrolling down long papers and assignments. If you're a student who is looking for an all-in-one laptop with the tablet features (with no compromises in power or RAM), I feel like this is a steal. ...Great for school work pictures and surfing the internet"

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    Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.
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    Your price for this item is $1,599.99
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  6. HP - EliteBook 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect for college!...This was a great deal for students in college. We ended up buying 2 at such a great price. ...Great LT for advanced school students of all agaes...It gives me a lot of help and info when and where I need it which is the most important part of being somewhat of a beginner with computers but like everyone else is more apprehensive to work and move forward with our studies when its not easy to find the info you need....."

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    Get a sleek yet powerful addition to your computing setup with this refurbished HP EliteBook laptop. The 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor support everyday multitasking, while a 512GB SSD combines rapid data access with ample storage. This 14-inch, Wi-Fi-enabled HP EliteBook laptop has integrated Gigabit Ethernet that supports fast Internet speeds for seamless 4K streaming. This product has been refurbished.
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    "Perfect for college!...This was a great deal for students in college. We ended up buying 2 at such a great price. ...Great LT for advanced school students of all agaes...It gives me a lot of help and info when and where I need it which is the most important part of being somewhat of a beginner with computers but like everyone else is more apprehensive to work and move forward with our studies when its not easy to find the info you need....."

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    Get a sleek yet powerful addition to your computing setup with this refurbished HP EliteBook laptop. The 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor support everyday multitasking, while a 512GB SSD combines rapid data access with ample storage. This 14-inch, Wi-Fi-enabled HP EliteBook laptop has integrated Gigabit Ethernet that supports fast Internet speeds for seamless 4K streaming. This product has been refurbished.
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    Your price for this item is $459.99
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  7. Microsoft - Surface Laptop 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Sandstone - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Laptop for College Students...Fantastic computer for college!...I feel like that is a super cool new feature that a lot more computers should utilize. Overall I would definitely recommend this computer to any college and above student to meet and exceed their needs."

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    Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.
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    "Great Laptop for College Students...Fantastic computer for college!...I feel like that is a super cool new feature that a lot more computers should utilize. Overall I would definitely recommend this computer to any college and above student to meet and exceed their needs."

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    Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.
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    Your price for this item is $1,599.99
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  8. Microsoft - Surface Book 3 13.5" Touch-Screen PixelSense - 2-in-1 Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum - Front_Zoom
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    "Great for college students...Great laptop for any college student...Runs well with any apps and sites for school."

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    Performance meets versatility. Meet the laptop that can handle your biggest demands. The most powerful Surface laptop yet combines speed, graphics, and immersive gaming with the versatility of a laptop, tablet, and portable studio. Tackle your biggest demands with quad-core powered 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, blazing graphics, and high-resolution PixelSense™ Display designed for Surface Pen* and touch.
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    "Great for college students...Great laptop for any college student...Runs well with any apps and sites for school."

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    Performance meets versatility. Meet the laptop that can handle your biggest demands. The most powerful Surface laptop yet combines speed, graphics, and immersive gaming with the versatility of a laptop, tablet, and portable studio. Tackle your biggest demands with quad-core powered 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, blazing graphics, and high-resolution PixelSense™ Display designed for Surface Pen* and touch.
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    Your price for this item is $1,599.99
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  9. MSI - Prestige14EVO012 14" Laptop - Intel® Evo™ Platform - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Carbon Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "College student happy...Purchased for my son to use at college. He seems pretty happy with it....It is perfectly fine indoors, but can be a little dim when sitting out on the back porch in the middle of the day. Definitely recommend this laptop to anyone looking for a light and portable laptop with top of the line specs at a great price."

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    MSI taps into the spirit of exploration by designing the greatest laptop collection- Prestige Series. To keep more efficient of the work, these finely- crafted machines not only show unique taste, but also are immensely powerful. Thin and light yet immensely powerful, it enhances your style and workflow wherever you go. What started as a vision became a reality. Crafted with diamond-cut edge and sandblasted texture with high quality materials, the Prestige Series is designed to be unique yet elegant. MSI Prestige 14 is verified by Intel® Evo™ platform with exceptional performance and features that keep you going forward. Collaborating with Intel® Evo™ brings the perfect combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life and stunning visuals to a new class of sleek, stylish laptops. The Prestige Series features the latest 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor & Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, delivering heavyweight performance and lightweight portability which will keep you in the flow, wherever you go. The premium performance enhances your productivity so you can get things done efficiently. [*] Crafted in an ultra-light & slim aluminum chassis, the Prestige Series is made portable and stylish wherever you go. With a 180° lay-flat and the ultra-thin bezels that maximizes screen real estate, the Prestige Series makes it easy to share your ideas with clients. Paired with multiple Thunderbolt 4 ports, the Prestige Series supports power delivery through its ports so you can quick charge your devices, transfer data at 40Gbps and connect to multiple displays and peripherals. In addition, Prestige Series equips with the latest UHS-III high-speed card reader offers fast data transfer. [*]
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    "College student happy...Purchased for my son to use at college. He seems pretty happy with it....It is perfectly fine indoors, but can be a little dim when sitting out on the back porch in the middle of the day. Definitely recommend this laptop to anyone looking for a light and portable laptop with top of the line specs at a great price."

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    MSI taps into the spirit of exploration by designing the greatest laptop collection- Prestige Series. To keep more efficient of the work, these finely- crafted machines not only show unique taste, but also are immensely powerful. Thin and light yet immensely powerful, it enhances your style and workflow wherever you go. What started as a vision became a reality. Crafted with diamond-cut edge and sandblasted texture with high quality materials, the Prestige Series is designed to be unique yet elegant. MSI Prestige 14 is verified by Intel® Evo™ platform with exceptional performance and features that keep you going forward. Collaborating with Intel® Evo™ brings the perfect combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life and stunning visuals to a new class of sleek, stylish laptops. The Prestige Series features the latest 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor & Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, delivering heavyweight performance and lightweight portability which will keep you in the flow, wherever you go. The premium performance enhances your productivity so you can get things done efficiently. [*] Crafted in an ultra-light & slim aluminum chassis, the Prestige Series is made portable and stylish wherever you go. With a 180° lay-flat and the ultra-thin bezels that maximizes screen real estate, the Prestige Series makes it easy to share your ideas with clients. Paired with multiple Thunderbolt 4 ports, the Prestige Series supports power delivery through its ports so you can quick charge your devices, transfer data at 40Gbps and connect to multiple displays and peripherals. In addition, Prestige Series equips with the latest UHS-III high-speed card reader offers fast data transfer. [*]
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    Your price for this item is $1,079.99
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  10. Dell - XPS 15.6" FHD+ Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti - Silver cover, black interior - Front_Zoom
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    "College...After my sons computer crashed, we had to get him another one to last him the last leg of his college days. ...Great college student laptop."

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    Experience the world's smallest 15.6-inch performance class laptop*. The Dell XPS 15 laptop features a stunning, new 4-sided InfinityEdge display that shows off a 5% larger 16:10 screen and 92.9% screen to body ratio, the best in its class*. All the power and features to maximize prodcutivity - Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics. A premium 15" touch laptop with a thin and light design. This laptop is "non-touch".
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    "College...After my sons computer crashed, we had to get him another one to last him the last leg of his college days. ...Great college student laptop."

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    Experience the world's smallest 15.6-inch performance class laptop*. The Dell XPS 15 laptop features a stunning, new 4-sided InfinityEdge display that shows off a 5% larger 16:10 screen and 92.9% screen to body ratio, the best in its class*. All the power and features to maximize prodcutivity - Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics. A premium 15" touch laptop with a thin and light design. This laptop is "non-touch".
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    Your price for this item is $1,799.99
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