Lightweight "mini-laptops" catch on

02/11/2008 | Guardian (London), The

British schools are snapping up lightweight, miniature laptops inspired by machines originally designed with students in the developing world in mind. "The kids like them just because they are small. There's a cute factor," said Noel Potter, an elementary IT technician, whose school bought 25 Minibook computers. "They are small and portable, but robust. They feel solid and not like a toy."

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