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Best Laptop for Educational Purpose

by nickey2008 / February 6, 2010 3:03 PM PST
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Bad choice here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2010 9:22 PM PST

They would not learn what is being used in the work force today. I've seen educators try to turn the tide against Windows for many reasons but what happens is the student starts the job without the skills that employers may expect.

Some academicians take this to extremes but let's get a low cost solution to talk over. Why not a 228 buck netbook? Read http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19680_102-0.html?threadID=380791&tag=forums06;forum-threads

Reading your link I see REFURBISHED units with Linux.
Bob

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There are lots of factors to consider.
by orlbuckeye / February 6, 2010 11:18 PM PST

Some factors to consider software, software (more is available for Windows) ,age of children, if the school sets standards and provides support and requires a specific laptop.

I have a niece that goes to private school in which computers are required and the school has a contract with Dell. That means Dell replaces the laptop on the spot if their are problems. The video on that link shows all the students with the same laptops which is probable contracted also. Schools that contract the computer make sure all the laptops are configured exactly alike. Ther touch screen feature is probably a better tool for younger children then high schoolers.It's different if your going out and buying laptop for your children when the school doesn't make the whole school use the same computers.

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Go for it:
by nitikasnv / February 14, 2010 9:30 PM PST

Hi,

mini note 2133. it's great. ultra-portable and brilliant for homework. it's one of the new class of netbooks - affordable, small and very good for internet/office/homework.


Thanks

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