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School Board Buys $81 Million In New Computers Despite Complaints of Small Screens, Other Flaws

Lenovo laptop similar to ones being bought by Broward Schools (Lenovo.com)

In Broward’s public schools, the new computers are derided as Len-No-No.

The Chinese-owned company Lenovo computers’ 11-inch screen are too small, say teachers. The devices are rinky-dink because they are cheaply built. They break down repeatedly.

The computers are also woefully underpowered. Many have 2 GB and others are 4 GB, according to bid documents obtained by Browardbeat.com.

They are equipped with either 32 GB or 64 GB hard drives. After loading the Windows 10 OS there is inadequate room for apps, say computer nerds commenting online and in interviews.

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No doubt, the Lenovos will run applications.  Whether these machines are geared for the future is another question.

The rest of the world is going towards higher-powered computers and cells because of the trend towards towards more complicated software with big, bolder graphics and elaborate videos.  That’s what the younger generations demand.

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By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 8, 2016