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Lightweight laptop recommendations

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As some of you know, my 8 year old daughter has special educational needs, and is being homeschooled until we can find a suitable school for her.

So we need some technology to help her, and her current laptop (a Windows Book - like a Chromebook but Windows 10) is too slow to be of much use. It needs to be lightweight, preferably SSD, with a proper keyboard and fairly speedy (it’s going to have to last a few years and I know how much these things slow down over time).

Any suggestions?

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How much are you looking to spend?

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It doesn’t really matter.

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HP Pavilion 14 gets good reviews. Downside is a 14" screen. It comes with a 256gb SSD which may be a bit small and has no dvd player but for home schooling should be ok

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Thanks Surprised. 256 would be fine, probably get away with 128. Her current laptop is 11.6” so again, 14” would be more than good enough.

I’ll take a look.

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This is a decent article which allows you to go in at various price points to see what the extra money gets you.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/the-best-laptop-deals

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Besides Which? magazine, the online reviews at The Independent are a useful starting point for most items.
https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest

Their comparison of the best laptops for children includes advice on ten makes and models of varying prices and sizes, half of which are described as light.
https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/in ... 80546.html

All the best with your search.

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T3 are my go to first call.
https://www.t3.com/features/best-laptop

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For a work laptop, I always favour ones with a matte screen rather than the reflective, glossy ones that often come on consumer devices.

I do work by a window, but having reflections is a real pain if youre working full screen!

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bspittles wrote:
16 May 2020, 16:27
It doesn’t really matter.
if thats true then its easy - just get a Mac Book Pro

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unc.si. wrote:
17 May 2020, 13:18
bspittles wrote:
16 May 2020, 16:27
It doesn’t really matter.
if thats true then its easy - just get a Mac Book Pro
:lol: :lol: she’s going to be expecting me to answer/solve technical problems, so it will have to be Windows. I’ve never got on with a Mac.

Many thanks to everyone for their suggestions, it is much appreciated.

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What did you choose as a result?

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I haven’t yet. I was toying with a Microsoft Go 2 but I’m not sure about the quality of the keyboard.

My daughter has been offered a placement in a specialist education hub, so may not be homeschooled after September anyway :-)

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