Client Devices (Laptops / Tablets) for RACHEL

I am frequently asked which device to pair with RACHEL when setting up a lab. For any sort of remote location in the developing world, I encourage you to find devices which have at least these features:

11.6" screen (larger drains the battery quicker, and power is usually your biggest problem)
32/64/128GB eMMC
Fanless design
2x2 WiFi (important)

Put the devices online a couple of times. Buy a clean version of Windows and provide that along with a product key to your community so that they can reformat the devices as needed.

Currently, the HP steam seems like an adequate device:

This is not my area of expertise, so if others have a better suggestion, please chime in!

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