Article pretty much nails it.
Buy kid a Chromebook – one login via setup and everything done. My son has google docs, some storage and what this article also misses is with his google login he had easy access to the other tools that he might use. Apple doesn’t have that since they are nowhere near the scale in logins that are used to login to other sites.
This article also doesn’t cover the other tools – recently I noticed the Singapore classroom switch from Edmondo over to Google classroom.
Which of course just sits over the top of google drive and google docs.
Apple makes great hardware but the student version of the laptop I bought my soon was 300 bucks. No pencil needed.