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Cheap Laptop Required for 11/12 Year Old Girl

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Found 11th Sep 2008
Need to get my daughter who has just started senior school a laptop for her homework etc.... what is the best deal for around £200?

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Are you swapping a 12 yr old girl for a laptop?

think;2943886

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141743 is this any good?



Although that's good I'd say this one is worth the extra for a larger screen and more storage - ebuyer.com/pro…924 . But that's just my opinion ! :-D

think;2943886

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141743 is this any good?



It's a good idea, but I believe that the curriculum tends to follow the Microsoft route, sadly, so you'd be looking for something with XP at the minimum, and possibly Vista.

My 12 year old girl requires the use of a computer now and again, but she never has to, nor would we let her, take a laptop to school. At that age, it's far too easy for them to lose it, break it, or have it wilfully damaged by others.

I'd recommend any of the WinXP netbooks, such as the Asus 901, Acer Aspire One or Advent 4211 if you ever envisage her moving it around as a proper 15" laptop, especially in the budget range will be horribly heavy to carry for any length of time.

Perhaps if you let us know how you imagine she will be using it then we can help further.

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thekanester;2944272

It's a good idea, but I believe that the curriculum tends to follow the … It's a good idea, but I believe that the curriculum tends to follow the Microsoft route, sadly, so you'd be looking for something with XP at the minimum, and possibly Vista.My 12 year old girl requires the use of a computer now and again, but she never has to, nor would we let her, take a laptop to school. At that age, it's far too easy for them to lose it, break it, or have it wilfully damaged by others.I'd recommend any of the WinXP netbooks, such as the Asus 901, Acer Aspire One or Advent 4211 if you ever envisage her moving it around as a proper 15" laptop, especially in the budget range will be horribly heavy to carry for any length of time.Perhaps if you let us know how you imagine she will be using it then we can help further.


Hi, thanks all... at this moment in time I would think that she will just have the laptop in her bedroom.:thumbsup:

Okay. £200 is still not very much to get a laptop with, especially if you need one with Windows XP/Vista on it.

For £240 you could get this:

currys.co.uk/mar…411

Not super fast, but should do all she needs it to and you can get some quidco off and perhaps some other vouchers.

For about the same price, this would be my choice:

ebuyer.com/pro…298

If you can stretch to £280, these would be good:

ebuyer.com/pro…033

dixons.co.uk/mar…808

dixons.co.uk/mar…id=

Let me know if any of those suit. If not, I'll have another look.

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thanks thekanester, left some rep for your help... will check these out later...

went to a mate's house yesterday and he's bought a laptop for his mrs .It was from a supermarket , either Asda or Tesco . It's an ACER and was about £240 or £260 running Vista and it's a corker of a machine . Excellent screen quality too . Has wi-fi and the usual things .Check out some of the supermarket deals at the moment .
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