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    Small, robust + inexpensive laptop?

    Yeah, I know - pick two.

    Deputy Head currently has a Latitude D505 which is "too big". The reason it's "too big" is he has an iBook that he uses at home and he's seen my T23.

    He's aware (because I've told him) that small usually means expensive.

    Has anyone used a small-ish (2.2Kg or less) robust laptop that doesn't cost the earth*?

    *where earth = £700+ ex VAT.

    (the Latitude will be going to another teacher)

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    Re: Small, robust + inexpensive laptop?

    I've got an ergo microlite and it's lovely I would say it's particularly robust but I haven't broken it yet.

    Ben

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    Re: Small, robust + inexpensive laptop?

    Give him a MacBook ... get bootcamp onto it and explain that he sacrifices size for functionality.

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    Re: Small, robust + inexpensive laptop?

    Speak to Stuart at 1st Technologies... get a second-user/pre-owned/recycled (for that green, fluffy feeling inside) laptop and spend the other £300 on something you actually need



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