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

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Old laptops as servers...

You might want to reconsider this. Have you checked the power usage of that idling laptop recently? I had a similar setup with a Dell and was shocked how inefficient the power bricks / charging circuitry are when I bothered to measure it. I figure if it feels warm to the touch, the power saving from switching to e.g. a 4GB Raspberry Pi 4 will pay for itself in about year. USB3 to SATA adapters are also very cheap nowadays.

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