Good laptop for someone with kids?

My mom wants to get a laptop. I tried to convince her to get a desktop, but she insisted on the laptop. I have a 6 year old brother, I want to keep it PC because it would be hard for him to learn both PC (which is at school) and Mac at this time. So, I'm looking for a sturdy laptop that can handle 6 year old accidents, and computer-retarded moms. I dont want her to get a Dell or HP, due to all of the bad experiences I and my friends have had with them. Im hoping for something to last her a long time, and is under 1000, preferably under 700. It doesnt have to be super fancy, super awesome, she can hardly handle a computer. Just something to run some kid games and internet and a few programs. At least 500 gb harddrive and 4 gb RAM. Im not sure where to really start looking, I have a gateway NV, which I love and would suggest to them, but it seems like Gateway is getting away from computers now. Any suggestions or helpful guidelines?

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  • Devon
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
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    I would highly recommend a refurbished Mac. They're extremely durable and very easy to use. It's also very easy to install Windows on a Mac for your brother. Here's a video describing how it's done: http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#windowsmac Mac OS X is a very easy operating system to use for your mom. Also, the customer service offered by Apple is very good.

    Here's a link to a refurbished Macbook Pro with a 500 GB hard drive and 4 GB RAM for $929: http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD313LL/A

    The best thing you can do is get into an Apple store and get your hands on these machines, even before you make the decision: mac or pc. In my experience, the people working at Apple are very helpful in getting you the right computer for your needs. They won't have a refurbished model in the store, but they're almost identical (the only difference is a faster processor and better graphics).

    By the way, I'm not "against" PC. If you decide to go with PC, for whatever reason, I'd suggest looking at Acer. Before I switched to Mac, I had an Acer and thought it was pretty good. But I do like my Mac much better. It's also rated one of the top PC computer companies. The Acer Aspire TimelineX series would suit your needs best: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/models/aspire-...

    Hope this helps!

  • 5 years ago

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  • RAK
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Below is a link for a review for a PC that might work for both kids and adults.

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