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My son is 11 and has been doing robotics competitions the last few years. They do some basic coding for the robots. He asked for a laptop with coding software on it for Christmas this year to be able to do more advanced coding. I have only basic knowledge of computers and I am not sure what would be a good starter set up. The budget for the laptop and software is going to be around 800 bucks. I'm looking for good recommendations to get him going. I think this is something that could pay off later in life for him if he gets in to it and sticks with it.