HELP BUYING LAPTOP FOR YOUNG CHILD

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Found 28th Oct 2008
I'm buying my 6 year old a laptop for christmas, because of his age i dont want to buy an expensive one i just need one wich can access the internet wirlessly and that can play dvd's, does anybody have any suggestions on which to buy him or no of any laptops on a good offer at the moment, Also anybody have any for sale please let me no, thanks in advance.

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I'm just glad someone has the sense to buy their child a REAL laptop. All these pathetic childrens versions of technology are just toys - if you give children their own camera, laptop etc and teach them that it's something to treasure then I think they will. Saying that a new VAIO is not the way forward!

Either a netbook or get something from eBay...

whats your budget?

i keep saying it but Dixons refurbs-have a look?

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Sheep87;3307267

whats your budget?



around £200 if possible

you looking for a XP, vista or linux based system?

the elonex is what you want...

I have seen on the net there are special laptops for children for only £100. you may have to google it because i can't remember who makes them. they come in loads of colour sthough. specially designed for kids.

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Sheep87;3307286

you looking for a XP, vista or linux based system?



not sure, any?

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bazzaric;3307297

the elonex is what you want...



whats that, any more info?

that'll be e the one bazzaric! the elonex, i', sure theres also another one???

morning folks,
I was looking on the ToysRus site and saw the ASUS is back on Monday for about £140

not sure you are going to get one with a dvd drive built in for 200 quids

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louise.dalgleish;3307330

http://www.elonexone.co.uk/



doesnt look like you can play dvds on it, good find though

nkje02;3307404

doesnt look like you can play dvds on it, good find though



If you have a desktop you could rip them and setup a share on the laptop?

i was going to suggest an EEEPC

one ]here on ebay, currently £156, number 130263935401
or
]here, part way down for as little as £108.09
or
]here from £156.48

obviously I cannot vouch for the shops themselves, but i've had one in the past and they're wicked!

dixons.co.uk/mar…Yes

they update regularly-if you just want cheap maybe its worth looking? i dont understand specs so maybe someone could check it out who does? i got a dual core for £240
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