One reason why almost nobody wants it; especially for school.
I can plug in at many places, so a 90 min limit is a good excuse for a coffee break. :) I'm typically carrying 5kg in my backpack, so a power brick doesn't bother me!
Don't be too snobby about about the cpu "branding"... 6 years is a long time.
I'm referring more to the low end CPUs being intentionally crippled by Intel for the low-cost/tablet market to limit them to a 1 or 2 GB - I wouldn't spend $300 on such a machine. Like I said, mainstream manufacturers like HP are still selling low-end devices with WXGA 14" screens that max out at 2GB. I didn't check Dell/Lenovo at that price point but their models seemed 25% extra at my local shop.
i hate typing on a "hot" keyboard, or listening to the fans.
No problems with the keyboard. The fan does get noisy but libraries are surprising loud, even in the 'quiet area' zones. So I usually have a pair of headphones. :)
Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate quiet and have a fanless machine at home - this is purely a portable device with a screen.
Do yourself a favor and swap in an SSD :)
Like I said, I do have a debian testing SSD on standby for when I'm done playing with Win 10.
To summarize, a $US35 laptop isn't for everyone - if I were working professionally and needed a laptop for work I'd probably look at a Surface Pro 4. But equally, I'll save my money by not shelling out for a new 'budget' machine.