Anyone bought any small laptops recently?
I'm looking to replace my old Samsung netbooks so I'm looking for a small form factor with long battery life (as always!)
Don't actually want xxx x 600 so miniumm spec is 768 vertical screen resolution
One supplier has recommened Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145 at £345
Anyone got any?
Nah - not a cloud fan in primaries
If I was 100 yds from LINX I might think about it
Have you thought about moving up to full sized laptops at all? I bought 16 Lenovo B590s earlier in the year for one of my primaries, and really can't fault them! Reliable, well built and not a single problem (and for about £350 each too). All depends on what you want to use them for really, as for certain activities, we now have ipads and Galaxy Tab IIs to go along with the laptops which covers the more portable side of things.
I'm interested to hear this...
I'm about to inherit a class suite of original 7" Asus Eeepc which are running windows fundamentals, a custom shell and a terminal session as they won't run win7.
There is a part of me that wants to just sack of the netbook idea altogether and replace with some of ICT direct's refurb lenovo bricks, but I'm concerned that as the school caters down to year 3 I'm going to get damages because they are too heavy for the kids to handle.
For year 1 and 2, they take the trolley, but years 3-6 all carry the laptops without any issues! I've had 1 bounced laptop in over 2 years in a school where they have 48 student laptops (and for a few months they had 64 laptops) and that was a kid tripping over something left on the floor in the hall...
ASUS T100TA, do you need to install much locally on them?
Do they have to be brand new?
We recently purchased a dozen Toshiba R830 something or other with a 2nd Gen i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD and 13" display.
They came in at about £325 with 3 year RTB and all of ours were in immaculate condition and very quiet even under significant load.
We have some Lenovo x131e's for students here absolutely brilliant little laptops.
I presume that the Lenovo ThinkPad X140e the Auther mentioned earlier is an updated version, if they are anywhere near as good then thats what I'd go for.
SimpleSi (16th July 2014)
what is the battery life like
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