I am helping my uncle -- ahh, I mean, Santa -- buy a laptop for his 7 year old daughter. She is a bit old for a princess edition Disney pseudo-laptop, but too young for a regular full-fledged laptop. I'm thinking a netbook would be best, but the whole point of this purchase is so that she leaves her dad's laptop alone. Is an underpowered netbook sufficient for flash-heavy web surfing (I think that's basically what she does with his laptop)? He would like to spend about 300 -- I think that's the most he can justify spending on a laptop for a 7 year old (and rightfully so).
Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? I have no idea how to buy a laptop for a 7 year old. Anyone have experience with this? What are all the "cool kids" getting nowadays?
Thanks in advance for your tips!
A netbook is a good idea. The HP Mini 110 by Studio Tord Boontje has a fun look and it is under $300. It is a basis netbook that should be perfect for browsing the web and it only weighs 3 lbs, so it won't be too heavy for a 7 year old.
What do you think?
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