CPU Intel Atom N270, 1GB Ram, 32 bit
I teach basic computing as a volunteer and a new 'student' came to the group clutching this notebook which currently has Win 10 installed on it. Having spent the best part of the two hour session trying to get on-line with it I started suspecting the wifi unit and, with her permission, took it home to check it out.
It is in fact working, just incredibly slowly. It is after all, only barely meeting the Win 10 minimums. It is also damaged - it has been dropped at some stage - the screen bezel is held together with tape and there is some small visual damage to the screen. At the moment, all she wants is to learn how to e-mail but she is going to find even this a very frustrating experience.
So, is there a distro which will run on this hardware and give a reasonable user experience ? Or am I better to follow my first thought which was to advise her to bin it and buy a tablet ?