Conclusion: It isn't perfect—both the keyboard and screen aren't brilliant, and the case's ventilation holes are a lot more vulnerable than its sealed keyboard—but your $769 gets you a lot of productivity in a well-constructed package.
Pros: Excellent 10-hour-plus battery life, Good selection of features, Rubberized case will stand up to rough treatment
Cons: Screen has narrow viewing angles, Keyboard has a mushy feel and little travel, 4GB of memory means lackluster performance in RAM hogs like Photoshop
Summary: The Latitude 13 Education ($769 as reviewed) is a sturdy laptop that's capable of handling day-to-day functions. Its impressive battery will last you the school day and even through after-school activities. Unfortunately, this notebook's bulk may cause teens some grief, and the performance could be better for the price.