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My son is 9 next month and loves going on the computer to write stories and going on the internet top google different things, He has been saving up for ages as he really wants a laptop so he can do h…
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
My son is 9 next month and loves going on the computer to write stories and going on the internet top google different things, He has been saving up for ages as he really wants a laptop so he can do his school work on and be able to enjoy a laptop of his own, He has asked all the family for money for his birthday so he can buy a laptop of his own and have it ready for when he goes to secondary school, Can anyone advise us where to get an ok laptop but not too expensive, Hes nearly got £100 already saved and is hoping to have Aan extra £150 ish after his birthday money, so anything up to £300 is considered, Wed like to get him a new one so he had the warranty and advice after purchase, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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banned#1
yes i was in asda the offer day and they had 1 for £270 i think ,might of been £220, it wasn't £300 tho and i thought it was a good deal , there was a man getting one in front of me. hope this helps.
#2
Tesco have some as well. You might find some dicount codes on here for money off or clubcard points.

http://direct.tesco.com/q/N.1999033/Nr.99.aspx?Ns=P_SORT_Price&btnResultSort.x=27&btnResultSort.y=7

Ask your son what things he wants on his laptop, Webcam, card reader, wifi etc this will help you choose the best one for him.

Well done to him too for saving his money. He will appreciate it a thousand times more because he had to save hard for it.
#4
Schools in Bristol run schemes to get discount laptops for children. May be worth contacting your local LEA to see if they run the same schemes in your area.
#5
Also PC World have a section of laptops suitable spec for children, don't forget that 2.5% quidco
#7
i got my daughters from here and paid an extra £20 for the newer model elonex t+

http://www.elonexone.co.uk/
#8
[apologies for hijacking the thread]

edjaned...have you received yours though?

I've got two of these on order and they're not due to arrive until the very end of August/start of September.

And, to be honest, based on the many of the reviews I've read of this machine, it's may not be the wisest of choices since there are reported problems of wireless access, it doesn't do Flash on websites (so [url]www.bbc.co.uk[/url] site is out, which is great of educational stuff).

My own boy is 9 years old and would probably turn his nose up at the Elonex grade of machine. He'd be wanting his Doctor Who/Cartoon Network sites and would feel pretty short-changed if he couldn't go there.

Best stick with a budget laptop methinks. One of the basic Core 2 Duo machines from Dell would be my recommendation, since they're well specced for the money.
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thekanester
[apologies for hijacking the thread]

edjaned...have you received yours though?

I've got two of these on order and they're not due to arrive until the very end of August/start of September.

And, to be honest, based on the many of the reviews I've read of this machine, it's may not be the wisest of choices since there are reported problems of wireless access, it doesn't do Flash on websites (so [url]www.bbc.co.uk[/url] site is out, which is great of educational stuff).

My own boy is 9 years old and would probably turn his nose up at the Elonex grade of machine. He'd be wanting his Doctor Who/Cartoon Network sites and would feel pretty short-changed if he couldn't go there.

Best stick with a budget laptop methinks. One of the basic Core 2 Duo machines from Dell would be my recommendation, since they're well specced for the money.


no not yet........

did u upgrade to the t+?
just wondering if the new model is any better for bbc etc?
my daughter is 11 but she does not look after things which is why i wanted to buy cheap maybe in a couple of years when she learns to respect her things more she can get something better

hopefully it will arrive this month fingers crossed :thumbsup:
#10
Yeah, I also upgraded to the One T, from the regular One. I didn't go for the One T+ though. Information is sketchy regarding the performance differences between One & OneT, so I don't really know.

TBH - I only think that they'll be any good for basic note-taking and email. But they sure make a cheap PDA, and that's all I need it for.

Waiting patiently as well! Good luck in getting yours!
#11
a bit worried about it now tbh,

as she will need it 4 school work etc

can it be changed in any way to make it better to play games etc?
#12
edjaned
a bit worried about it now tbh,

as she will need it 4 school work etc

can it be changed in any way to make it better to play games etc?


I don't really think so. But it'll be fine for what it is - which is basic note-taking, a bit of spreadsheeting and some light surfing and email.

I mean - it's only 600grams and smaller than an eeepc!

A regular laptop would weigh in the region of 3Kg, so it's a horses for courses kind of situation. It'll still be fun!

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