They are for ds1, secondary school age, very able so need something that will be good for homework, emailing, internet etc. ds2, younger & disalbed but will need to be able to load some more specific software to help with school stuff. my mum - a complete computer novice but wants to be able to email & skype family abroad & she has discovered the joys of facebook!
Is there one good buy that will meet all the above needs? Are there any good deals about at the moment? I need to try to keep the price down as mucha s possible. my brother/sister are chipping in for my mums present.
I would avoid netbooks given that you want to install specific software. Find out what the requirements of the specific software are, as a new laptop may well come with Windows 7 which may not run older software.
My mum brought a pink dell laptop and finds that perfectly usable for her needs - Facebook, Email, Skype, viewing photos, that sort of thing.
I currently have a Dell after my Acer had a drive failure. Only reason I have a Dell is that it was what Tesco had early in the morning when I visited them and was in my price range.