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I'm going round in circles re laptop/chromebook/tablet

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trilbydoll Mon 28-Sep-20 20:58:38

DD1 is Y3, 7yo. I am not a fan of screens because they turn my kids into monsters so dc don't have Kindle Fires or anything similar.

However the junior school have an app for homework, and the homework so far has been to do a few levels on a maths app. These apps won't download onto our ancient ipad which leaves my phone or my work laptop.

I don't like sharing grin so I think we need to get something specifically for homework. But what? Parents WhatsApp group informs me apps are glitchy on Fire. Buying a ipad for a 7yo seems ridiculous but other brands are pretty much the same price. Is a Chromebook an inferior version of a laptop? Every Windows laptop we've ever had eventually grinds to a halt because the antivirus software eats the processing power.

What does everyone else do?

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cbatoday Mon 28-Sep-20 21:27:01

My ds uses a Samsung tablet for homework which works well. I use a chrome book for work and they are horrible.

UpperLowercaseSymbolNumber Mon 28-Sep-20 21:29:26

We use a chrome book for this stuff as it works well. Loads of threads on chromebooks if you search

averythinline Tue 29-Sep-20 10:34:08

I would recommend a Samsung tablet cheaper than a chrome book and also worked with Bluetooth keyboard for word etc.

DeltaAlphaDelta Tue 29-Sep-20 10:43:07

My sons school has just signed up for google classrooms for homework, and if they need to lockdown/isolate again. Weve bought a chromebook for him to use for schoolwork as our main PC had died, and it seems to be fine. Its not going to be good for playing games/video editing etc but he has other devices for that. I wouldnt want to use it for much more else.

LilyLongJohn Tue 29-Sep-20 10:45:39

My dd, 13, has a chrome book for school and it's fine.

trilbydoll Tue 29-Sep-20 20:52:14

Thanks all. I will do more chromebook research smile

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