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Tell Intel what your family could do with a new laptop - £300 voucher to be won! NOW CLOSED

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EllieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Sep-17 16:30:37

Technology has not only become such a big part of our lives, but it’s also evolving at a rapid rate, meaning that we can often feel that our computers and laptops aren’t keeping up with the needs of our families. Whether you and your family need a laptop just to browse the web and keep in touch with friends or you have creative needs that need to be met, Intel would like to hear about what you’d look for when purchasing a new PC or laptop for your family.

Here’s what Intel have to say: “If your computer is more than a handful of years old, you’re missing more than you know! Today’s Modern PCs are more powerful, lighter and have a longer battery life. But with so many different options available how do you know which one to choose for your family? Whether your children are school aged or studying at college or university there is some great video advice on how to choose here.

A new thin and light laptop with an Intel® Pentium® processor is perfect for homework, watching video clips and streaming movies from a service like Netflix*. However, if your child is more creative and likes to edit video or create music then they will appreciate the extra performance from an Intel® Core™ processor.

Computers with the latest Intel® Core™ processor inside are more amazing than ever. They have the fast performance to switch between multiple applications simultaneously and stunning 4K Ultra HD visuals. The long battery life is perfect to keep children happy when travelling. Some now have screens that flip over to stand like a tent – which is great for watching movies. Plus, there are new ways to interact with your computer, including voice and touch control and Windows Hello allows uses facial recognition for hassle-free log-ins. With a range of smart, stylish designs and screen sizes, there’s an Intel®-powered laptop at Argos to fit any budget.”

Do you have a resident gamer who needs the software to be fast? Perhaps you look for a long battery life to ensure your children can watch a full movie without needing a charger? Or maybe your family has a creative flare, so you look for a laptop and/or PC with extra performance to edit video, create music and or just manage lots of photographs?

Whatever your family would be able to do with a new PC and/or laptop, share this on the thread below. All MNers who comment on the thread will be entered into a prize draw, where one lucky MNer will win a £300 Argos voucher.

Thanks and good luck!


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boo2410 Fri 08-Sep-17 20:17:46

My son has just gone into year 9 and as I'm disabled a laptop would mean my son can sit next to me and do his homework. I'll be able to monitor what he does and see the end result.

nixnjj Fri 08-Sep-17 20:24:50

I have an old iPad and myson his phone for internet, with a new laptop I could do the studying Ild like to do and my son could share it for homework.

CheeseEMouse Fri 08-Sep-17 20:27:06

Something lightweight. My laptop weighs a ton and something smaller would make it easier to carry in my bag for work

CopperPan Fri 08-Sep-17 20:46:34

My laptop is getting on a bit and is running out of storage space as I like to put my photos and videos on it for editing. Ideally I'd love something with a bigger hard drive.

scootinFun Fri 08-Sep-17 20:50:26

I am about to start a university degree to improve our family's quality of life. If I had a laptop I could do my coursework without being in the TV room surrounded by noise.

Beach11 Fri 08-Sep-17 22:19:35

The laptop would be used by my ds & nephew. Ds to play educational games & videos. My nephew would use it for his home work & school projects.
We would also use it was a family to watch a film whist away on holiday

FlowerTink Fri 08-Sep-17 22:24:51

We like to look at pictures from our family days out on the laptop, and our old one is many years old and starting to fail! I'd love something a bit more leightweight with a more storage

Ren1974 Sat 09-Sep-17 00:18:30

My laptop is super slow, when it works at all, and we really need it for homework!

hannahbjm Sat 09-Sep-17 07:58:17

My son Phoenix would love this for homework and is actually on his Santa list! We dont have a laptop or pc in the house and would definitely make his life easier rather than using the library ones for research.

PussCatTheGoldfish Sat 09-Sep-17 08:07:59

It would be great, I want to go back to studying so it would mean no fights over the PC when we all need to do homework.

NeverTwerkNaked Sat 09-Sep-17 09:37:31

Our eldest is heading rapidly towards the age when she will need a laptop for school work.
I would also love to get all the children learning to touch type as I think it is such an essential skill.
For me, I need a fast reliable laptop so that I can mumsnet login to my work's remote server and work effectively from home

rupert23 Sat 09-Sep-17 09:57:33

My son is going into year 7 and high school next september.He will need a laptop for his homework.These new laptops that are lightweight look great and so handy for him to look up things for his work.Everything is on line these days so its important to let our children use the internet sensibly.

JemIsMyNameNooneElseIsTheSame Sat 09-Sep-17 10:16:51

We need a decent laptop so I can work in the evenings at home rather than late at work, giving us more family time together.

georgedawes Sat 09-Sep-17 10:24:18

It'd be brilliant! We all share a laptop just now, and this would mean my DD could have her own for homework which would be handy as her school as just made all maths homework online.

MrsDramaQueen Sat 09-Sep-17 10:29:03

I home educate my kids so a laptop would be really handy because it would mean they wouldn't need to share a laptop with everyone else. It would also be faster than what we currently have which is quite slow.

mo3733 Sat 09-Sep-17 10:34:04

we all share one laptop and it causes so many upsets that another one would seriously contribute to a more relaxed atmosphere at home

lynsmagoo Sat 09-Sep-17 10:41:44

We don't have a laptop or a computer. I need to go into my mum's to use hers! I use to have one at uni but it got old and stopped working! Miss having one. It's handy for Christmas shopping online, makes life much easier!

compy99 Sat 09-Sep-17 10:45:04

forever having things on charge, the phones and laptops all seem to need charging at the same time. Laptop would be fab for our Grandson.

TracyKNixon Sat 09-Sep-17 10:45:35

We would love a new PC for my children to share and to do their homework on. Our current one is old and slow and I was considering investing in a new one come Black Friday!

hugoagogo Sat 09-Sep-17 10:48:40

Ds is off to university with an ancient ipad. He really needs a decent laptop for his studies, but we really cant afford it right now.

AuFinch Sat 09-Sep-17 10:52:02

i dread getting a new laptop - it has to be able to run games for our son who is 15 so it needs a good processor, it needs really good battery life as it will be charged and drained constantly, and the man likes a nice big screen so its easier for him to look at photos of some metal bits he needs for fixing some obsolete piece of equipment at work, and me? well i like to surf the forums and bingo halls and I hate being crashed part way through a game and losing 20p! haha.

OhHolyFuck Sat 09-Sep-17 11:08:50

Ds2 (4) would use a laptop for educational games/improving his speech (assessment for 'something' going on)
DS1 (6) would use it for making his little animation movies and coding
I'd use it for photo storage

hiddenmichelle Sat 09-Sep-17 11:09:51

My child is starting his GCSEs and could really use a laptop as he has slow handwriting and may be using a laptop for exams.

AngelwingsPetlamb Sat 09-Sep-17 11:11:14

Our laptop is used for everything- homework, music downloads, YouTube, gaming, emails, social media, banking - just everything by everybody and whereas it was once the bees knees it is several years old now. It takes literally 5 minutes to even boot up and it is getting slower and slower. It's a shame because we have kept it nicely and it's obviously very useful but the time is nearing for a replacement just because we cannot keep waiting so long for it to function.

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