- £400 for a 10 year old Xmas pressie iPad 2 or lap top?
My daughter needs some sort of lap top/pc for usual kids stuff, internet, photo’s music etc and the odd bit of webcam chat with me.
As a mac owner I’d like to get her an iPad but a lap top would undoubtedly be more capable if needed to be.
My thoughts are a iPad would be more reliable than a £400 lap top which would surely be lower end of the spectrum??Posted 6 years ago
To be fair it isn’t because we can’t afford more as such, but they are young and won’t appreciate it is second hand over buying the same one new for £320.
But I would rather we saved more for important things (such as future uni costs) than spunk loads on presents – their granny and grandad can do that 😉Posted 6 years ago
Well my kids use them for school work, games, googling the hard questions and Moshi Monsters
£400 on a christmas present?!
And for a 10 year old?
What does she need one for that can’t be done on the PC in the living room?
it’s split in half between me and her mother (we’re estranged) and she don’t have a PC in the living room, the only other PC is the mothers work PC which is a Dell and shit too.
looked at the Dell that Jamie kindly linked me too and the website just doithers repeatedly, wether viewed through Chrome or Safari. Not looking good for Dell……Posted 6 years agoandrewhMember
The PC is in the study, but not everyone has a study.
Anyway, what is the world coming to, something like that will have a life-expectancy of about 3 weeks in the clumsy hands of an average 10 year old. Ask her what she had last year and i’ll bet she can’t remember, or indeed still uses whatever it was.
it’s split in half between me and her mother (we’re estranged)
I wonder how much of modern present buying is down to parents competing with each other? At least you have avoid that!Posted 6 years ago
Trying to remember what I got for my tenth birthday. I think it was a ZX Spectrum. Can you still get those?
Is that about the same value as an ipad nowadays?
Mungo makes a good point.
FWIW, after seeing the robust quality of Apple product and their resilience to being dropped much more than 3″, it would be the last thing I would give to a 10 y/o. Get the laptop.Posted 6 years ago
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