Looking for a new laptop - advice please

  jarani 12:26 04 Jun 2007
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I am looking for a new laptop for my 13 year old granddaughter going to a boarding school this autumn - what do the kids need ? she is not into games in any big way - more msn and such - i will check with the school on their policy vsv computers use - what makes are robust and reliable and which suppliers ? - any advice would be appreciated - jarani

  wee eddie 13:51 04 Jun 2007

It was a while ago now but I seem to remember that my daughter's school specified a particular model to reduce peer group pressure.

  Mark_CCS 14:19 04 Jun 2007

A basic laptop will suffice if she's only 13. No point in getting her a business one as it will be outdated by the time she is actually using it fully.

Have a look at laptopsdirect and suchlike. Also Novatech who will give you a good service.

  wee eddie 14:38 04 Jun 2007

Floppy, CD, USB Pen Drive.

That could be a useful question to ask

  wjrt 16:35 04 Jun 2007

click here

toshiba are a reputable make and some models like this one might be good for this situation as they have a strengthened casing and shockproofing for the hard drive and a spillproof keyboard. this is only an examp[le and a search might find better supplier or model

  jarani 23:05 04 Jun 2007

Thank you all for the comments - I will keep reviewing - any more suggestions ? - I am lost on this one - jarani

  Totally-braindead 00:58 05 Jun 2007

I would initially go with wee eddies suggestion and contact the school, theres no point spending too much on one and there might be a problem with spending too little if you see what I mean.

Ask the school what they recommend or what the typical student uses and start there.

  jarani 14:55 14 Jun 2007

Mark_CCS - 13 year olds must not be underestimated - they are sharp and knowledgeable in this field - it is hard to keep up with them - jarbie

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