Mom Needs Help Tags: Laptops Connection Internet Product Last response: November 25, 2013 9:54 AM in Laptop Tech Support 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 Jim_L9 February 10, 2011 9:41:35 PM http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/242491 ; this looks like a good deal. m 0 l Jim_L9 February 10, 2011 9:44:26 PM What is required for the LEGO Mindstorm programming? Would a netbook work? m 0 l Related resources Mom of son who likes gaming needs help - Forum Mom needs help - parts list for xmas - Forum A mom that needs some serious build help - Forum Can you help me pick out a printer that suits my mom's needs? - Forum Homeschool mom needs help! - 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. m 0 l 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... m 0 l megamanx00 February 11, 2011 2:18:45 AM Toshibas are generally the best quality but HPs are the easiest to fix ^_^. m 0 l 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... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Novice mom needs help/advice on USA purchase of laptop for college/light gaming Forum Mom needs help with specs! Forum mom needs help to connect xbox live, apple & alienware notebooks Forum SolvedNeed help eliminating mom's false computer theories (I.E: Computers emit harmful radiation, ventilation from PC bad for you..) Forum SolvedBad guys got my mom's computer. . . need help. Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a good reliable Power Supply for my Mom's PC Forum SolvedNeed maximum stability for my mom's computer. Help with voltages please! Forum SolvedNeed help with a fast budget comp for my mom Forum Need Help on Noiseless Compact PC for Mom Forum <$1500 system for mom, need help! Forum SolvedBuilding PC for mom, needs to be quiet. $1,200 budget. Forum SolvedMom needs a computer tower! Forum SolvedHelp picking out laptop and printer for mom. Forum Solved400-500$ build for mom, she really needs it Forum SolvedNeed some last words of advice before green-lighting (casual build for Mom). Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop Tech Support categories Windows Configuration !