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    Laptop Ideas???

    Looking to buy a laptop for my 11 year old son. Needs to have basics; wifi, MS Office, etc. And ideas on best deals out there?



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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    The MacBook Wheel is perfect!!

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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    Dell and HP are the most bang for your buck IMO.. if you want something nice and easy to use, I'd actually suggest a Mac, but they are pretty pricey.



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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    Get him that new dell mini laptop



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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    Go with an Acer Aspire One netbook unless he is looking to do a lot of gaming.


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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    Quote Originally Posted by CyKline View Post
    Get him that new dell mini laptop

    I got one of those free. It was worth the price, but I would not pay for one. They are too small to even use.


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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    Get him a Mac laptop. Don't be a cheapskate with your kid.



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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    Quote Originally Posted by CyKline View Post
    Get him that new dell mini laptop
    I saw somebody with one of those the other day and I had to do a double take. That thing was tiny!!!


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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    I'd recommend trying to find a used or new-old-stock laptop with Windows XP. Vista is complete garbage and the older one with XP will be faster.



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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    Better yet, get a Mac with a real working OS.



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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    I have an asus eee pc. I have been very happy with it. The keyboard hasnt been that tough to get used to and I have big fingers. I loved the battery life on it, when I go somewhere I don't have to bring the power cord at all, that alone is worth it.



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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    www.delloutlet.com

    check it out- you can get a better laptop for less money

    it's how I got mine.



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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    Quote Originally Posted by chicagocyfan View Post
    Looking to buy a laptop for my 11 year old son. Needs to have basics; wifi, MS Office, etc. And ideas on best deals out there?
    Here's a better question, and I'm surprised no one has brought this up yet....

    Why does an 11 year need his own laptop?


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    Re: Laptop Ideas???

    Quote Originally Posted by chicagocyfan View Post
    Looking to buy a laptop for my 11 year old son. Needs to have basics; wifi, MS Office, etc. And ideas on best deals out there?
    Buy him a basketball and a driveway hoop set-up instead?

    Not to become some athletic phenom or anything, just to get him outside away from computers and video games?

    If he really needs a laptop - buy a used unit and install Ubuntu. It's not a good gaming rig but will do anything on the internet that is required for learning. Ubuntu comes with Open Office for free.


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