I am buying a new computer for my granddaughter to begin 5th grade in a virtual school setting.
She is 10 years old and pretty good with electronics. Not a big gamer...plays some games but more "social" and "diy" and youtube with her phone and tablet that she has now. So the computer will just need basics for students some leisure fun type things and hopefully something that she can use for a few years.
She presently has an apple I6 phone (not purchased by me-I personally do not like apple products) and a Kindle Fire 7 and uses my HP laptop with windows 10 occasionally.
When in public school last year I think they used Chromebooks....
Here are some things that I would prefer as features: Budget ----- under $500
Internet connection will be DSL or Cable TV provider
Laptop 10 - 15 inch screen
(would like touchscreen but not a DEALBREAKER)
Good webcam (obviously since virtual school)
decent storage space for book reports, term papers, photos, general school work, etc.
must have at least 2 ports, would prefer more
good download speed
quick start up
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I don't mind paying for something that will last a while, but I don't like overpaying for bells and whistles that are useless.