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laptop, to use for MSN for kids, cheap

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Found 13th Nov 2007
Hi looking for a very cheap laptop for the kids to use for basic homework, connecting to the internet, storing some music on and for them to download MSN onto , looking around the £200 and under mark if thats possible, was looking at the wee ASUS thing but not sure if that does what i need,
I know nothing about computers and laptops so please don't post things that isn't in laymans terms coz it will just go over my head,

thanks
fizzie xx

Oh it will prob have to be able to go wireless although i don't have that yet, that will be in a post to come LOL xxx

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mjr600

The Asus EEE-PC would be perfect for your needs.I plan on picking one up … The Asus EEE-PC would be perfect for your needs.I plan on picking one up from the US next month....http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default.aspx?PAGE=PRODUCTVIEWPAGE&USG=PRODUCT&ENT=PRODUCT&KEY=271708&source=3http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/laptops/0,39030092,49293507-1,00.htm



I'll second that, 'tis a nifty bit of kit.

Original Poster

what would i need to do to get it up and running, I've not got any wireless stuff so what do i do to go wireless safely, thanks x (prob's end up with 2 of these and a full size laptop for hubby, i'll still just use this old computer )

Assuming you're on ADSL boradband then something like this: ]http//ww…521 would do nicely.

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]http//ww…845
would this be of any use, I've no idea about computers at all.

fizziebabes

]http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=en&submenu=&menu=&product_id=1850&session=b46a40ef33ba2605ef5ae28883054845would this be of any use, I've no idea about computers at all.



Great as a doorstop :thumbsup:. It's 10yr old technology, it will struggle to run Windows XP at anything even approaching a usable speed. It's not even worth a fraction of what they're asking imho.

Also worth thinking about is the fact you'll get more for your money with a desktop...

hth

Original Poster

oh ok,:oops: See what you have to work with, i truly am thick in this department, lol

fizziebabes

oh ok,:oops: See what you have to work with, i truly am thick in this … oh ok,:oops: See what you have to work with, i truly am thick in this department, lol



Hehe you're not alone most of the world is non-tech savvy :thumbsup:.

Is there a particular reason you wanted laptops? You'd get much more for your £££ with a desktop. Laptops wise, that Asus one is supposed to be very good, it runs Linux which scares some people, but it's supposed to be a breeze to use and will do everything you've listed up as requirements and more.

Original Poster

I only asked for laptops as they are portable but PC's would be fine also xx thanks

Original Poster

any idea's, i can't find one of those wee laptop's available anymore so any further help would be appreciated xx
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