Reply to post: ThinkPad like an X61.

Need a new computer for homeschooling? You can do worse than a sub-£30 2007 MacBook off eBay

Mage Silver badge

ThinkPad like an X61.

Yes. an old PC is far more sensible than ANY old Mac, unless you want to run an old Mac OS.

Non-Apple means cheaper parts, maybe even a replacement new laptop keyboard for under €15. Batteries, RAM. HDD, media bays, screen hinges, even screens or replacement GPU boards on some laptops.

Old Apple gear is for Apple fans and collectors, not for the school kids to run Linux. The kids I know with old computers are using larger netbooks and old thinkpads with Linux. All of them free from offices upgrading.

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