A laptop comes in mighty handy for our teen to do their school work on. They may have to do research for a project or a term paper and they may need to type it out and print it to hand in. They great thing about a laptop is that they can use it in their room and if necessary take it to school, if they need to.
I suggest that for a teen, you find one that is lightweight so that when they do have to take it somewhere it will not strain their backs. They may still have some growing going on, you know.
I have shown the best rated laptops to the right for you to consider. One of the first things that you will want to look at is the operating system that the laptop uses. The Macbooks out rate the other laptops by quite a lot. In fact, in my research the first eleven on the list were the Apple run Macbooks.
If you are going to get a Windows based laptop, I would recommend getting one with Windows 7 or 8 on it. Windows 8 is going to have a more mobile ready functionality and is good if you choose a laptop that has a touch screen feature. Convertible laptops running windows should also have the new Windows 8 on them.