Need help with picking Laptops for my children

Hi, I've to get 3 laptops for my children for xmas and really don't know which ones to get! They need them for school work so I will need Microsoft Word, also to watch movies etc so I don't really need an overly expensive one, probably no more than £300 per laptop. My friend is able to get me her discount so I need to get them from Tesco, here is a link, I would REALLY appreciate if someone could help me choose which ones to get!
tesco.com/dir…ot8

Thanks

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What discount can you get ? Ages ? Would you consider a refurbished unit from laptops direct ?

Original Poster

Ages are 14, 11 & 10

20%

No probably not, I want new ones
Edited by: "cookie_monster28" 4th Oct 2016

Do they have to be sold by Tesco or does any laptop bought through Tesco's website qualify?
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 4th Oct 2016

Edited by: "andrewmclachlan1" 4th Oct 2016

Original Poster

EndlessWaves

Do they have to be sold by Tesco or does any laptop bought through … Do they have to be sold by Tesco or does any laptop bought through Tesco's website qualify?



oooh I don't know, I never thought of that! I'll have to ask her

andrewmclachlan1

http://www.ebuyer.co.uk



Nice try I suppose but does that help, she doesn't know much about laptops and was looking for advice. Also keen to get from Tesco.

My 2 children left school last year having never owned (or asked for) a laptop. They each had an old refurb PC in the house, in public view, to work on and access to a home network printer. This was suitable for any schoolwork that they had as it was mostly on Moodle and the school intranet.
I'm only making the point that parents are pressured into buying into tech, when it is not really required. Also, when they were in their early teens, I never felt comfortable with them disappearing into the bedroom and using the internet with all the attendant risks.
To properly answer your question.
This is a hot pick on HUKD today and will suit your needs. hotukdeals.com/dea…447

You can get free MS Office here portal.office.com/sta…ent
Quite often schools can also get Office free and distribute to students.

Original Poster

airbus330

My 2 children left school last year having never owned (or asked for) a … My 2 children left school last year having never owned (or asked for) a laptop. They each had an old refurb PC in the house, in public view, to work on and access to a home network printer. This was suitable for any schoolwork that they had as it was mostly on Moodle and the school intranet.I'm only making the point that parents are pressured into buying into tech, when it is not really required. Also, when they were in their early teens, I never felt comfortable with them disappearing into the bedroom and using the internet with all the attendant risks.To properly answer your question.This is a hot pick on HUKD today and will suit your needs. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-z50-15-6-inch-720p-laptop-amd-fx-7500-apu-with-radeon-r7-graphics-8-gb-ram-2522447You can get free MS Office here https://portal.office.com/start?sku=studentQuite often schools can also get Office free and distribute to students.




Hmmmm not sure how to answer this really, I hope I come across as polite but also get my point across! I want to get my children laptops, if I have the money to buy them why shouldn't I? They can easily disappear up in to their rooms with their iPhones & iPods so a laptop isn't really much different! I didn't really want to get lectured on here by people who didn't buy their children laptops/computers and think I shouldn't get my children them, I wanted advice about which ones to get as I haven't a clue about laptops, I have an iMac and would love to get them an apple laptop but I don't fancy spending £3k+ on 3 laptops so I need advice on Microsoft Windows Laptops which I have absolutely no clue about!

Do they actually need to install software? If not, I would recommend you at least consider a chromebook.

Well within your budget (many are £200 'ish.)

Don't be put off by the small hard drive size, they will all take memory cards to increase capacity.

They can create documents, full Internet functionality, watch Netflix, listen to music etc.

Chromebooks are huge in education in the USA.

They are increasing in popularity in the UK, especially in places such as colleges where students get a college allocated Gmail account with storage, access to college documents etc.

Original Poster

hottoast

Do they actually need to install software? If not, I would recommend you … Do they actually need to install software? If not, I would recommend you at least consider a chromebook. Well within your budget (many are £200 'ish.) Don't be put off by the small hard drive size, they will all take memory cards to increase capacity. They can create documents, full Internet functionality, watch Netflix, listen to music etc.Chromebooks are huge in education in the USA. They are increasing in popularity in the UK, especially in places such as colleges where students get a college allocated Gmail account with storage, access to college documents etc.




That's great thanks, I'll look in to them

cookie_monster28

Hmmmm not sure how to answer this really, I hope I come across as polite … Hmmmm not sure how to answer this really, I hope I come across as polite but also get my point across! I want to get my children laptops, if I have the money to buy them why shouldn't I? They can easily disappear up in to their rooms with their iPhones & iPods so a laptop isn't really much different! I didn't really want to get lectured on here by people who didn't buy their children laptops/computers and think I shouldn't get my children them, I wanted advice about which ones to get as I haven't a clue about laptops, I have an iMac and would love to get them an apple laptop but I don't fancy spending £3k+ on 3 laptops so I need advice on Microsoft Windows Laptops which I have absolutely no clue about!


Hi and thanks for the polite reply, which was taken in the spirit that it was sent. I hope you noted that I did offer a solution to the question posed at the bottom of my post.
I didn't mean to lecture, but often people who use HUKD are not that well heeled and buying a couple of laptops may have been an expense that you would have liked to have avoided. Since your kids already have iphones and ipads, that was clearly inappropriate.
All the best. :-)
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