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Last week my daughter Fiona was trying to do her math homework, which could only be done online. I know that a lot of schools have moved to online-based homework, but this is a totally new thing for Fiona. She is not, shall we say, the most tech-savvy kid. She does OK most of the time, but she gets tripped up easily. She was begging me to just go to the page on my computer and show her how to do it, but I wouldn’t, even though it would have been so much quicker.
My parenting philosophy from day one has been that my kids need to do things themselves. It takes more time in the beginning, and can be way more frustrating, but it pays off in the long-run. And this was definitely one of those cases.
I watched her while she tried to get to the homework page. She was right, it wasn’t working. But what she wasn’t noticing was the pop-up blocker in the corner of the screen. I showed her how to allow pop-ups for the homework site, and she was good to go! If I’d showed her on my own laptop (where I’ve allowed pop-ups, because I’m not 11 and likely to click on things I shouldn’t), we wouldn’t have identified the problem.
I’m really glad that my daughter has her own laptop, because sharing computers can be difficult. Both of my kids get home around the same time and want to start their homework. They can both work independently and not worry about scheduling.
Toshiba has some really great laptops at affordable prices. The Toshiba Satellite series has many different configurations and options, starting at just $279.99!
But the Satellite series computer that I’m most interested in is the one that I’m giving away to one of my lucky readers, thanks to Toshiba! It’s the Satellite Fusion 15, and it’s incredibly versatile.
Toshiba Laptop Giveaway
The Satellite Fusion 15 has a screen that can rotate 360 degrees, so it can go from a closed position to a tablet configuration, and everything in between.
It has an Intel Core i7 processor, Windows 10 Home, and 1 TB of memory!!
This gorgeous laptop also has a 15.6” HD touch screen, a backlit keyboard with a 10-key number keypad, an HD webcam, and 3 USB ports, including one that can charge a device while the laptop is sleeping or off (called “Sleep and Charge”).
To sum up, this is a powerful, fast computer with a big screen and full keyboard, and yet at about 5 pounds with a screen that can fold all the way back, it’s also portable and versatile. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a high school or college student, this is a great option!
And I get to give one away!
To enter, you’ll have to visit the Toshiba website and tell me what your favorite feature is for the Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15. So go ahead, and take a look at their other great computers while you’re there!
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