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Old 07-03-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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How about an iPad, with or without a bluetooth keyboard (such as Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio)?
That requires a cable connection...right ? Msntv is dialup only.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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That requires a cable connection...right ? Msntv is dialup only.
Ahh, I didn't catch that. Maybe time for grandma to get broadband and wireless?
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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That requires a cable connection...right ? Msntv is dialup only.
Dial up is almost useless for web browsing these days. You can get dial up on a PC and I would imagine a Mac computer. Both would require purchasing a dial up modem, it's not going to be available on a new computer out of the box.

The ipads and other small devices are wifi so you would need a router connected to standalone dial up modem. Might be something else available but I don't know.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Dial up is almost useless for web browsing these days. You can get dial up on a PC and I would imagine a Mac computer. Both would require purchasing a dial up modem, it's not going to be available on a new computer out of the box.
Whats the avg price for a dial up modem ? Im guessing 20 bucks give or take a few dollars.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Whats the avg price for a dial up modem ? Im guessing 20 bucks give or take a few dollars.
Stand alone modems (since they are really a niche product now), are quite expensive. But there are a bunch of internal, and USB modems for $20 or less.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I'd think you could get an entry level DSL connection for $30 or less each month. Most phone companies have a $20 service.

Even the slowest DSL will be incredibly fast compared to dial up.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Or you could get a tablet with cellular if reception in her area is decent.

I know older people have a reputation for not liking changes in technology, but many respond well to tablets. My mom loves hers and doesn’t even open her laptop any more.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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Great info Thanks everyone. I'm going to look at several things. Has anyone had experience with Chromebook from Google ? It looks kind of neat & something that my mom could deal with.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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How's her eyesight? You can buy keyboards that have lighted keys for night time use.
Her eyesight is very good so she can deal with different kinds of screens.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:36 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default If money is not everything

CHTransplant suggested iPad. $500 and up.
The Samsung Chromebook is $250.

You should look at both in person and make a decision.
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