The next evolution of mobile technology is mini-laptops. At prices as low as $249, these devices areĀ  affordable and provide an excellent way to integrate technology to improve student learning.

A new wave of EETT money that was included in the latest stimulus plan could provide fast funding for this type of technology.

See this new rundown of many of the most popular mini-laptop models.

Mini-laptops rule!
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2 thoughts on “Mini-laptops rule!

  • March 10, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    This is a great resource……any thoughts or ideas on the battery life of these machines?

  • March 10, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Great question, Todd. There are some new models out with special extra long life batteries that are supposed to last up to 9-1/2 hours. It is my sense, though, that the battery life estimates are under “ideal conditions,” which usually means no wireless…not very realistic.

    The real answer, I think, is that you are unlikely to find a laptop battery that will last the whole school day. While some schools arrange to have extra batteries, I think the most feasible answer is better access to power. See for an idea that has worked well.


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