Best Buy has a new set of deals, and one of those deals today is the Kano PC. This is a fully buildable and fully functional touchscreen laptop that you can get for just $149.99 (opens in new tab). Recently the Kano PC has been selling for around $250 and even jumping up to its MSRP of $300. Because it's only sold by third parties at most other retailers you'll actually find it going for even more sometimes like at Amazon right now (opens in new tab). Best Buy's deal today beats a deal we shared about a month ago by $50, and it's the lowest price we've seen.
Kano PC 11.6-inch kids touchscreen laptop (opens in new tab)
The buildable computer comes with a 1.10GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. It has an 11.6-inch touchscreen display so it can be used as a tablet or PC. It comes with Windows 10 and runs all Windows 10 programs. Has USB-C and a 10-hour battery.
What you get with this laptop is a 1.10GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and the WIndows 10 operating system. You'll also have plenty of connectivity with a USB-C port, two USB-A 3.0 ports, and even a built-in mic. The laptop also has a battery that can last for up to 10 hours. If you do want a webcam, Kano sells them separetely (opens in new tab) as an attachment you can remove when you want to maintain your privacy. That's important if you have kids using the laptop regularly.
If you wanted a fun and interesting way for your kid to learn about computers, this is it. The Kano PC is designed to bea teaching tool, and it works even for adults that want to learn something new. Not only do you build the computer yourself, learning about how that works, but once it is built it will teach you coding and gaming and things like that. When you first get the PC it comes in different parts, but they all click together and provide a sturdy, stable system once assembled. Some parts are even transparent so you can see the status lights and other things inside the system that let you know when stuff is working. You'll get a tough folio cover and a keyboard and trackpad, making the laptop a 2-in-1 that can transform between tablet and computer.
The Kano software studio can teach you about design, coding, 3D modeling, and more. It does it all in an educational and fun way, and you can find a wide array of projects and tutorials. This is why the system is great for adults as well as kids because it's never too late to learn something new.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
I bought one of these last year for my youngest and it's been a hit. Not a lot in the "to assemble" part, but it's still a small learning experience there. Then you have a pretty fully-functioning PC for basic use. I added in Office and set up Snap locally (similar to Scratch) for more programming options. For the price, it's a good deal - pretty durable and good for learning. We just bought the Kano Mouse kit as well - to put together a functioning mouse. That was a little trickier, but not too hard. Reasonably priced and another opportunity to see how these tools work.
The price is $219.99. Might want to update the article.
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