Re: Let’s get real.
"I still (sometimes) use an eeePC 701 4G from 12 years ago - runs fine with EXELinux (Devuan with Trinity DE) on the internal 4Gb SSD with room to spare.
Yes, me too except I installed Bunsenlabs on it. That's the successor to Crunchbang. It works, is not very friendly or pretty but it does what I need it for which is to take on holiday. I don't have a smartphone. If the baggage handlers strike and it gets broken I would not be a happy man but it would not be the end of the world.