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Old 31 August 2012, 09:29   #1
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Laptop Wanted

Laptop Wanted for my kids as I can never get on ribnet these days

Please let me know if you have one or can recommend one
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Old 31 August 2012, 09:31   #2
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Laptop Wanted for my kids as I can never get on ribnet these days

Please let me know if you have one or can recommend one
laptop or netbook? you get netbook around 200
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Old 31 August 2012, 09:48   #3
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currys are doing a blackberry playbook for 130, bought one for the kids yesterday, im not technical at all but there are 'wireless', reminds me of an old radio that my grandma used to have!!
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It doesn't have to be anything special it just needs to have wifi for our Internet connection and run excel and word if poss.

It will mostly be used for the kids educational games on line and may be some Moshi Monsters!
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look at netbooks they will do the job assus or msi are pretty cheap - I personally don't like acer brand.

most come with MS office starter nowadays

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Old 01 September 2012, 09:03   #6
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Get yourself an Ipad you will never look back, excellent bit of kit I bought a II for my daughter off ebay reconditioned for 260 & you can still get a new one from John Lewis for 330 with 2 years warranty (which I got for my self) for me cant see the Ipad 3 is worth the extra money.
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Had a look at the blackberry play pad for 109 in Curry's today, looked ok but a bit small?

Ipad too nice for the kids (but secretly I really want one).

Would a secondhand laptop be worth considering? or just not worth the hassle?
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have at look at www.europc.co.uk

or www.morgancomputers.co.uk

two of my old suppliers!

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whisper, imho second hand laptop might not be a good plan. Here are, in my experience, of me and colleagues most common laptop faults:

(1) Battery stops charging. As with all batteries they have a finite life. Depending on the brand, size of battery etc expect to pay 50-100 for an aftermarket battery. Possibly more for something 'clever or fancy'.
(2) The chargers fail. Not necessarily a big problem, as MAPLIN etc will sell generic chargers for 50 ish.
(3) The screen fails - on a laptop this is usually game over. Whilst it might be worth replacing on a high end machine it won't be on an old one.
(4) Hard disks fail. ("Old school" hard disks have spinning parts which don't like being thrown around whilst moving. Newer, esp high end, laptops will have 'solid state drives' that are no only more robust but faster.) A new hard disk will likely cost 50-100; and then you have the fun of restoring the backup, reinstalling everything etc.
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