Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53
You do realize that Starter Edition does not include DVD playback, and that netbooks don't come with a DVD drive.
DVD playback is always possible via downloading VLC from videolan.
Netbooks can usually be upgraded to 4GB RAM quite cheaply -- Single 4 GB modules are cheaply available.
A netbook can be used with an external DVD drive but this probably isn't suitable for a 9 year old. It's an extra piece of equipment that needs to be handled etc.
Yo'd be better off with a smaller "proper" laptop -- at 9 years onld they become 10 and 11 years old very quickly and are quite capable of using laptops.