... 8th graders pick them up later (next week?). The kids are full-on excited about it. Students appear to be treating them ok so far. No rough treatment like one sees with textbooks. Maybe more a sense of ownership? The current hot topic is how to set one's own desktop background graphic.
They are actually netbooks rather than laptops and they appear to be running XP. Two USB ports, probably a 10" screen. No docking slot that I could see. HD rather than SSD, which I find odd. I would have thought the SSD would be much sturdier for kids.
The RISD wifi seems to work seamlessly for the kids. Some have had problems with their home wifi, but this may be related to some wonky wireless network app settings that are apparently being push-fixed by IT.
The lids are engraved "property of RISD", etc.
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