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laptop for 10 year old.

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by gvsb, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. gvsb

    gvsb Newbie

    Nov 26, 2011
    Looking for assistance in purchasing netbook/notebook for a 11 year old girl for xmas. Answers to form questions inline below. In addition to the form questions, aesthetics are important. The computer has to be cute and colorful.

    1) What is your budget?

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    a. Netbook; 10” screen or less
    b. Ultraportable; 11" - 12” screen

    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    don't care

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    flash based web games, streaming video (youtube, netflix primarily), basic photo editing and management, report writing (word etc), web browsing, some games (sims or equivalent)

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    as long as i can see a picture online.

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista or Windows 7), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
    W7 OR Mac OS

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. Click here for Screen resolution information.

    13) Do you want a Glossy/reflective screen or a Matte/non-glossy screen?
    not important

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    15) When are you buying this laptop?

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    2-3 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need; 80GB to 640GB? Do you want a SSD drive?
    200 GB +

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
    not necessary

    Thanks in advance.
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