This is a question asked by an Instructable member JRV31. His bio says:
Most of my instructables will be tutorials for Atmel microcontrollers, Arduino, or Raspberrypi. I try to show concepts that you can use in your own programs by creating simple programs and circuits to illustrate the idea.
I am particularly intrigued by his question as I have just invested in the Pi-Top Ceed. I invested $99. Not a huge amount but still a good deal. I bought it for my girls to play with and experiment with – to give them the opportunity to learn new skills and try out new ideas. So I read this article with interest?
The Pi-top is a RaspberryPi laptop that comes as a kit you build yourself. The quality is very good and I was able to complete the build in less that an hour. I particularly liked the slide out panel that makes it easy to get inside, and the trackpad is on the left of the keyboard instead of below it. Once the machine was up and running I started finding problems with the operation right away. Their website is almost worthless and this instructable is my attempt at explaining how I made the Pi-top act like a normal RaspberryPi. None of this information is available on their web site. (pi-top.com)
The first thing you will notice is that two of the USB ports are covered by the case. They are used by the keyboard and the Wi-Fi dongle. The ethernet port is also covered.
His opening statement doesn’t bode well when he starts talking about usb ports being covered… Anyway go and have a read. I’ll have a Pi-Top Ceed shortly and will be writing my own review.