my 12 yr old wants to sell her pc and get a laptop,usage would be ms office,internet access,messenger,homework etc Weve looked at this: click here Im confused by some terms used for the processors,intelcore duo,intel core2duo and intel pentium dual core?
martd77, many members ask this question to this forum, but they never ask there children. I know she is only twelve, but she will have friends that have what she wants. I know you want to get the best value laptop, but I would ask your daughter what she wants from it first, then you will have an idea what to look for.
No disrespect to the Samsung but a 10" screen won't give much street cred. I hate to think what it would do to the young lady's eyes if she has a lot of homework to do on the computer.
Just remember that the more powerful processors used in modern laptops generate a good deal of heat and that they really should not be used as the name suggests. Better that they are used on a hard surface so that air circulates or the lifespan could be fairly short. Acer looks fairly good value but could run into trouble with hard disk being too small if she starts down loading much music etc.
Thanks all for your responses,the mini notebooks we have looked at but i think she would struggle with homework on such a small screen,,none of her mates have laptops they all have full pcs. She is happy with vista,had it for a year now on the pc in her bedroom,we have a wireless router, Anyone clarify the processor terms,just looked at this with an integrated webcam but it doesnt say what speed the processor is
Pineman thanks for info think ill buy the one from tesco seems a very good price and i take your point about webcam,she already has one but was looking for an integrated one,ill close the thread as resolved but any further advice or options welcomed