The World's Slowest Netbook

I got my netbook sometime in 2016.

It’s an 11 inch Lenovo netbook, released in late 2014.

I/O: 1 USB 2.0 port and 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 Ethernet port, 1 headphone jack

Display: 16:9 touchscreen with 1366 x 768 pixels at 60hz

RAM: Soldered; 2 GB

CPU: Intel Celeron N2830 at 2.4 GHz

GPU: Intel Integrated

HDD: 500 GB

The netbook came preinstalled with Windows 8.1, which I upgraded to 10, but the user experience was horrible. This particular Lenovo netbook could win the award for the worst netbook on planet earth, guaranteed.

A dual core Celeron processor and 2GB of onboard RAM isn’t enough for regular usage. On Windows, you can’t open more than one application.

I made the switch to Linux because that was the only option for such a low spec’d netbook.

But I wish I could get a new laptop now, with better specs as my netbook is running out of time. The battery’s dead, and the netbook may not survive for much longer with the ever-increasing system requirements for most Linux distros.

Now I’ve tried out a number of Linux distros on this machine and my netbook was just too slow. I had to install a custom Linux build to be able to use it with some tolerance.

If anyone wants to buy me a laptop or donate their old one, preferably one with better specs than my netbook, then I’ll appreciate it.