abstracted from "A Notebook Buyer's Guide" by Antone Gonsalves Technology & Learning, October 2002 http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives/TL/2002/10/update1.html

Purchasing laptop computers for use in a school environment can present a challenge. The gaggle of options available sometimes can make for an impossible choice. In this article, the author runs over those components that are most suited for school use.

• Speed. Most important is the processor or central processing unit (CPU). The author suggests 700 MHz or higher for classroom use. Also, a minimum of 128MB of memory


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