While this post isn’t *technically* sponsored by Dell, they did send me a ridiculously awesome Inspiron One 2320 All-in-One for review, so I’m feeling pretty warm and fuzzy towards the brand. Not to mention, the Inspiron One is the best thing to happen to my boys since “In The Night Garden”. More on the system to come.
In the meantime, you may be thinking of gifting technology this Christmas, but are unsure of the best route to go. It’s no secret that tablets are the glamorous choice – followed by those 2nd generation, incredibly sleek laptops (have you seen the Dell XPS laptops? drool) – but, are they the right choice for you and your family… especially for parents with young children?
Now we all know that tablets are a nice to have, so let’s remove them from the equation. Therefore, when shopping for kids, you’ll need to decide between a desktop and laptop. Advice from our good friends at Dell:
Laptop: Great for children who are ready for some responsibility. If you’re purchasing a computer for this age, consider a laptop with lots of memory and HD space to support programs for homework, research and multimedia projects, plus games, music and movies. Your children can customize their laptops with dynamic colours and designs, for example the new Dell Inspiron 14R has interchangeable lids, allowing kids to personalize their laptop to match their room and personality.
Desktop: Desktop computers are a very popular choice for families. Stationary desktops can be shared by the family in a common space, and offer the opportunity to sit down with your child to play games or work on projects. You can turn your desktop into the ultimate family entertainment centre by adding speakers and a widescreen monitor large enough for movies, videos and interactive games. The all-in-one Dell Inspiron One 2320 desktop will look sleek in any family’s office, and kids and parents will love its optional multi-touch screen and touch applications.
The boys have always gravitated towards my laptop, mainly because it’s easy entertainment and highly portable. However, I must admit that I rarely work from a laptop – choosing instead to blog from my desktop 99% of the time. I just love the ergonomic setup, and I’m actually more creative when zoned off in a clean, business-like setting. The good news? With the addition of our new Inspiron One 2320 All-in-One, we have the best of both worlds! Please do come back to read more about this formidable computer.
Dell laptops and PCs are available online at www.dell.ca and at major retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy. Dell.ca is also a great resource for accessories such as printers and software, offering an easy online shopping experience.
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Are you a laptop or desktop kind of person? Which do you prefer, and why?