Question Looking for laptop recommendation for elementary student

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CodeSlapper

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I'm looking for a laptop for an elementary school student. They will mainly watch videos, use office and browse the web. But, as they get older I want them to start doing some light programming with python, c, etc.

A 14" screen, at least a 128 ssd, 4 or 8 GB of RAM, Windows 10, Ethernet, and USB ports are needed. Also, I don't want the laptop to weigh too much so my daughter can't carry it around easily. Budget is under 250 and preferably under 200.

I was thinking of something like this, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-T460-14-Core-i5-6200U-2-3GHz-500GB-SSHD-8GB-RAM-W10P/184145701234?hash=item2adff06972:g:I-8AAOSw0AxeLL3-. Is this an ok solution or can I more value elsewhere?
 
Feb 18, 2020
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That would be a good value, indeed. It lasts a very long time and it has enough ram and a good enough processor for everyday tasks. I would go for it.
 

RolandJS

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Will your choice support 16GB RAM? For high-end programming, especially in design work. And, if schoolwork is being worked and stored on the laptop instead of the school cloud, a reliable affordable set of external USB HDDs for backups will be a great idea - at least consider it. :)
 
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Will your choice support 16GB RAM? For high-end programming, especially in design work. And, if schoolwork is being worked and stored on the laptop instead of the school cloud, a reliable affordable set of external USB HDDs for backups will be a great idea - at least consider it. :)
I agree with RolandJS, Most laptops in your range don't support more than 8 Gig, many less. With that small a SSD, you better set it up to use external Flash drives, or better yet a USB External HDD caddy,cheap, and works great.
 
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