He's 91 and wants a computer!

  v1asco 22:29 09 Jan 2006

Thats what Dad says. Mams been taken to a nursing home and he isn't as active as usual, though still growing Runner Beans, Best ever!!!

Basically, cheapest package with best surfing package.Laptop more convenient although I can give him screen/keyboard/mouse if a tower seems best.

He has very active mind and needs a diversion as naturally he's feeling lonely.

All suggestions welcomed

Ta Taffy

  [DELETED] 22:47 09 Jan 2006

Hoe about this for a basic package click here

Should see him through 'till his next upgrade.:o)

  [DELETED] 23:07 09 Jan 2006

Not a bad base unit for the price, and that 6600LE might come in handy!

click here

They have a couple of £299 base units, as well.

  [DELETED] 23:11 09 Jan 2006

Or treat him to this good looking media centre PC, with a 19 inch TFT screen.

click here

pretty good value for money.......

  [DELETED] 23:37 09 Jan 2006
  [DELETED] 23:41 09 Jan 2006

add speakers cheapest
add modem data/fax
change support to one year instead of three

  [DELETED] 23:43 09 Jan 2006

Try here for basr systems click here
Or for laptop click here
Or try the clearance laptops and desktops click here

  Stuartli 00:28 10 Jan 2006

We have a friend who, at the age of 98, was talking about going to college to learn about IT.

He celebrated his 100th birthday last November and is easily taken for someone in his mid 60s.

He's far more "with it" than people half his age, looks after himself (although his kids - all in their late 60s) visit regularly, does painting and decorating, programmes his VCRs and Freeview boxes (yes that is plural) and is, quite frankly, amazing.

He certainly has "all his marbles" in full action and would have had no problem in learning to use a computer if he had gone ahead.

  Stuartli 00:32 10 Jan 2006

It's no secret in the forums that I obtained a Mesh system nearly three years ago for an 81-year-old friend.

She took to it like a duck to water, updates all security aspects regularly, keeps up to date with friends and charity organisations' activities online and even got broadband six months before me because no one could get hold of her on the phone...:-)

  [DELETED] 08:53 10 Jan 2006

click here
Always have a good selection from various stables at good prices

  spuds 09:57 10 Jan 2006

A visit to the local PC World or Dell advertisement could be the answer. Seems as though there are some good starter packages at around £399.00 including XP Home installed.

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