Thought you all might be interested to read this news. Of course this isn't a new concept to Linux users since we have been re- purposing and customising older laptops for years! Hence me having a Macbook Pro running on Ubuntu, and in the past I had an older HP laptop that Mark Greaves helped me put Peppermint onto.
Many thanks for posting this news, Matilda. Although beyond my price range at present, the concept is long overdue and to be welcomed.