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Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by lisaross, May 1, 2013.

  1. lisaross

    lisaross DIS Veteran

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    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.

    Thanks
     
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  3. lost*in*cyberspace

    lost*in*cyberspace DIS Veteran

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  4. HM

    HM My tag from the Tag Fairy is now too long to use.

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    Acer makes a good inexpensive laptop.
     
  5. wiigirl

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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.
     
  6. Dizisfun

    Dizisfun Mouseketeer

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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.
     
  7. LilyWDW

    LilyWDW Going to My Happy Place

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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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