Netbooks For Toddlers: Good or Bad?

Netbooks For Toddlers: Good or Bad?

Range Govindan
Feb 9, 2009

With the new trend towards netbooks, these subnotebooks are getting more and more affordable. This means that as time goes by, it's easier for parents to buy an extra computer for their family. How about buying that extra netbook for your toddler? Hadn't thought of that? Well, Bandai has and they are offering a few different branded netbooks for your little tyke, to usher in the era of the netbook.

The new Bandai netbooks are based upon some characters in shows for kids on Japanese TV. Gachapin & Mukku are all cute and are made for toddlers! They might be made for kids, but they are plenty powerful. Powerful enough for parents to borrow them from time to time. The netbooks come with a 120GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, Wifi, a webcam and a TV tuner, enabling you to double the laptop as a TV and a DVD player for hours of fun. These specs are pretty decent for any netbook. These new machines go on sale in March for about $900.

Buying a netbook for your kids might be a good idea, but shelling out about $900 for an all cute branded one is a bit much. For that amount of money, you could buy a lot of different laptop models, from HP to Asus without any problems. Still the idea isn't bad. Buying that Eee PC for you kid, loaded up with some educational software, might be a good idea for those long car trips and for having some extra educational fun. [via DVice]

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