My daughter turns six in March and my Mistress of the Wallet has decreed that we should get her some sort of portable computing device. So the question is: What? Tablet? Netbook? Laptop? Etc. Etc. I was thinking maybe a Kindle Fire--cheap, lots of case options, rootable. I don't think things like lack of a memory card makes much difference to a 6 y.o. But the lack of a keyboard means no typing training. Another option is a netbook. Get something cheap with windows starter and flip it to Edubuntu or something along those lines. Maybe something with ION or the AMD equivalent to make sure it plays videos OK (trip to Asia this summer, etc.). Or I guess a cheapo laptop would work, too, but be a little tougher for a six y.o. to lug around. Any other ideas?