Oh man, that's the truth. I love the idea of the computer. The one you suggested is a tad out of our price range now (my husband just got laid off), but the kid's birthday is in August, so that's definitely gone to the top of the list of birthday gifts.
And for my kid, at least, you're right about her surprising me with how interested she is. We got the telescope a couple of weeks ago, just to give us something to do during the shutdown. And tonight, after we came in from stargazing, she lied in bed watching youtube videos of what the planets sound like. And every night, she has to point