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Old 05-01-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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LAPTOP for my son...

I need to buy my son a laptop!

he does NOT want a netbook - too small for him.

I am looking to spend under $400 - he will be using it to surf the web, write papers - play games..

any recommendations?

He is turning 13 years old - going into 8th grade next year.

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Old 05-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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I agree with no netbook; they are on the way out due to the popularity of tablets.

http://www.lptps.com/best-new-laptops-under-400/

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=-JrZC...%3D-JrZCtkRrEg

http://m.nbcnews.com/technology/gadg...nder-500-23075

Also check out reviews on cnet.com.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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Acer makes a good inexpensive laptop.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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I would suggest a laptop with the intel i3 processor in it. Most laptops with that processor are around the $400 price.

Just search amazon for "i3 laptop" and you will see tons of options.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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My grown daughter just recently started back to school and needed a laptop. She bought an inexpensive one from walmart. Idk what brand, 15 inch screen. She works for the fed govt so she got her Microsoft code through a program from there for $10. Then she purchased a cheap printer. It works fine for school papers and such. She also has an iPad....that she only uses on occasion. She actually like the laptop better.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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You say "play games"... what games?

That will have the biggest impact as to what you will need.
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