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Hey there, my sister needs a netbook, she'll only be using it for homework and browsing the interwebs
As I am a complete noob when it comes to anything laptop/netbook related I would like some help Please?
I'm in the Uk so unsure what website/store to get it from
Would like to spend £250 or less if that is possible
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http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251966?hpb=2

upgrade the ram and your good to go! even if you dont dual core is a lot more stable than the single cores.
    
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Don't really feel comfortable upgrading anything in it
    
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Age?
If young I would definitely either get one with an SSD or put an SSD in there.

Most normal people are too rough with them anyway.
Give one to a younger member of society and your failure rate skyrockets by like 5x.
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Have you signed up for a CR-48 for her?
    
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Age?
If young I would definitely either get one with an SSD or put an SSD in there.

Most normal people are too rough with them anyway.
Give one to a younger member of society and your failure rate skyrockets by like 5x.
She's 11 why would an 11 year old need an SSD?
Unless an SSD in netbook terms is different to computing?


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Have you signed up for a CR-48 for her?
Eer... No?
    
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Don't really feel comfortable upgrading anything in it
Upgrading ram is ridiculously easy on most laptops and netbooks. You should consider it as too little ram plays a big role in the performance of cheap netbooks/laptops.

All you usually have to do is open up a panel on the underside of your laptop and stick in ram. Its the most basic of upgrades and is extremely easy.

Think about it. If you need help buying/installing ram after you find a laptop or netbook just make a post and people will help.


Edit:

he was talking about an ssd in case shes so young that she is prone to dropping it or such. The ssd wont be hurt, while a standard drive wont take such a beating.
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She's 11 why would an 11 year old need an SSD??
Shock resistant.
Won't break when the time comes when she knocks it over.
Won't break if picked up too quickly or carelessly.
Won't break if accidentally slammed against something.

It's more about durability than speed.
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Shock resistant.
Won't break when the time comes when she knocks it over.
Won't break if picked up too quickly or carelessly.
Won't break if accidentally slammed against something.

It's more about durability than speed.
Aren't SSDs crazy expensive right now? Really don't want to be spending more than £250
    
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I think maybe you should just tell her to be careful with it rather than put an SSD in it haha. Also with the other guys, upgrading ram is super simple, most of the time you can find a youtube video guide for most laptops
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