My friend recently bought her son a laptop, on sale, on a tax free holiday, which she told me she'll just "stow away" and present him at Christmas.
I set up this laptop a couple of years ago about a week after purchasing and remember being glad I didn't wait longer. I don't recall if time-sensitive rebates were involved or something more serious.
Shouldn't she at least protect the battery in some way?
It runs Windows 7.