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Alex – the dummies guide laptop for…um…clever people?


Alex is a new laptop computer designed for the technologically challenged. The specifications are somewhat underwhelming, 15.4 inch screen, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB disk, WiFi, webcam and DVD RW, but the whole package is focused on ease of use not technical mastery. Which is probably just as well.

So the whole thing needs a USB dongle to operate (security), the Linux operating system (we assume) is cloaked in a cutesy menu driven interface and you get all the hand-holding love and attention you’d expect from a £9.99 monthly subscription fee based service. The hardware comes out at £399.52.


 alex comes complete with a suite of simple, practical yet powerful programs that are always available on-screen at the touch of a button. As alex is a subscription-based service, there’s no maintenance, no anti-virus system to manage and alex is always up to date – we take care of all of that for you. New features and enhancements are continually added that you receive automatically as part of your subscription, all backed up by a comprehensive help package available online

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