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15th May 2008, 12:28 PM #1
How durable is an Eee PC?
Is the Eee PC robust enough to be seriously considered as a suitable device to give to every student in a secondary school for use in school and at home?
How durable is it compared to a typical laptop?
How long do you think they would survive in your school?
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15th May 2008, 01:00 PM #2
They are certainly a bit more durable than your average every day laptop due to being solid state and a lot harder to drop for younger pupils due to size.
Personally I reckon the staff will bork them first!!
15th May 2008, 01:16 PM #3
The battery on our test one died after 4 weeks. That's weeks sitting in my cupboard doing nowt whilst switched off.
15th May 2008, 01:16 PM #4
lot better for me, small enough that they can take impact and no moving bits like catches to break. mine regularly falls off my bed onto the floor without much hassle.
i think if you buy it with insruance you should be suitably covered for all but the most melicious damage. i know rm offer this, but otehr companies might as well.
15th May 2008, 01:25 PM #5
The one I've held seems robust enough the plastic doesn't appear to be brittle and the screen is well protected in it's surround.
The bonus of having no moving hard drive means that can't get damaged by shocks either.
15th May 2008, 01:31 PM #6
Sorry to hijack the thread, but what's the screen resolution like?
Originally Posted by strawberry
Know of any screen shots of such anywhere?
15th May 2008, 01:39 PM #7
Originally Posted by Tx2online
RM miniBook Online Interactive Demo
15th May 2008, 02:10 PM #8
It's the nickability that concerns me more.
15th May 2008, 02:46 PM #9
We've had one floating around our Learning Support department since Easter, not long i know, but no problems with it being around the site daily. Yes battery life isn't that great but as for it being durable it's doing ok so far.
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