Mom Needs Help Tags: Laptops Connection Internet Product Last response: November 25, 2013 9:54 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share mchipman February 10, 2011 9:34:58 PM Hello, I would like to purchase a mini-laptop or a smaller/lighter laptop that will allow my son to connect the internet to play "Club Penguin" and also to use when programing his lego mindstorm. What would be best for less than 500 dollars? More about : mom Reply to mchipman Jim_L9 February 10, 2011 9:41:35 PM http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/242491 ; this looks like a good deal. Reply to Jim_L9 Jim_L9 February 10, 2011 9:44:26 PM What is required for the LEGO Mindstorm programming? Would a netbook work? Reply to Jim_L9 Related resources Mom needs help with specs! - Forum Need Help on Noiseless Compact PC for Mom - Forum New pc for my mom help ? - Forum I think this HDD just died and my mom is gonna hang me, plz help ! - Forum Help with Mom 's Recipe Organizer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mchipman February 10, 2011 9:57:05 PM Thank you. I will have to find the disc for the mindstorm. I am not sure what it needs. Reply to mchipman PudgyChicken February 11, 2011 1:51:37 AM I advise against buying Dell laptops. They are made of shoddy, inferior parts, and never last more than a few years. You should look at ASUS, Toshiba, and Sony. Gateways and Acers are also sub-par. For what your son needs, I reccomend nothing over a 10" notebook, probably a netbook. This looks ideal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Red model) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Black model) Edit: This one is pretty much the same, but it has an AMD CPU+GPU, and the feedback is much more positive. This is the one I'd recommend. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Reply to PudgyChicken megamanx00 February 11, 2011 2:18:45 AM Toshibas are generally the best quality but HPs are the easiest to fix ^_^. Reply to megamanx00 corcorand82 November 25, 2013 9:54:44 AM An ACER ASPIRE will work fine- it costs about 330$ and runs windows programs. Hope this helps! http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-V5-131-2629-Laptop-Bl... Reply to corcorand82 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: Forum<$1500 system for mom , need help ! ForumLaptop for my Mom - Help ForumHomeschool mom needs help ! ForumIs this a good Christmas present or a Mom Fail? ForumHelp with my Mom 's purchase of homebuilt system ForumHelp Recommend my mom a laptop. ForumHelp me help my mom please... ForumMemory upgrade for mom 's old Dell unsuccessful ForumLow end laptop or a tab ? ForumBuying a Gaming Laptop-Need Advice ForumHelp gaming laptop for £850 ForumHelp with: Area-51 m5790 ForumLaptop Help Needed ForumDriver help ForumLooking for help on laptop purchase, most extreme use is playing WoW. More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !