Dell, Acer or 2nd hand Mac?


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Guys, I need a bit of advice please. I need to buy my daughter a 15" laptop for home schooliing to move her away from sitting directly behind me on the desktop and being a pest during my meetings :laugh: Budget is £500 (or better less).

I'm currently looking at either a new Dell Inspiron 3000 (I can get some discount at Dell) or Acer Aspire Or should I go for a second hand Macbook Pro or Air.

What would you guys suggest?Suggestions for other makes welcome 😄


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How old is she? If it's just for Zoom/office/web based stuff then the Dell/Ace will be fine. Macs are better overall (imho) and but may have compatibility issues as school stuff will use Windows and also if she's used to Windows the mac interface might take some getting used to for younger kids.

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