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More Classmate PCs based on Intel’s Learning Series are coming down the pipe; CTL showed off two new models at CES, as did Lenovo, and both companies are offering traditional clamshell laptop and convertible form factors. CTL’s 2go Classmate PC E12 laptop and 2go Convertible Classmate PC NL3 have 10.1-inch screens and feature a dual-core Intel Atom N2600 (1.66 GHz), up to 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and either up to a 320GB-capacity HDD or 128GB SSD, as well as WiFi and Ethernet for connectivity. (The NL3 also has a 3.5G chip inside.) Both have audio jacks, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, VGA, HDMI,... Read more...
Long live the Classmate PC! It really started as a dream many years ago, mostly in the shape of the OLPC. The dream of a $99 laptop for kids to learn on still hasn't truly come to life, but that doesn't mean that "low-cost laptops" don't exist. The Classmate PC has lived on in many forms, shipping to various schools around the world and putting computing power into the hands of our youth. Now, Lenovo and Intel and teaming up for the latest version. The Classmate PC+ is the newest model, and it's considered a purpose-built notebook for kids in grades K-8. It's based around Intel's Learning Series... Read more...
PeeWee PC is a name linked closely to lower-priced, child-friendly laptops. Not long ago, the company introduced their Pivot laptop, and now they're announcing the compact PeeWee Power 2.0. This is basically a Classmate PC with a new label, and it's being marketed as an entry-level laptop for children 3-12 due to its ultra-compact design and sturdy, drop resistant exterior able to withstand demanding every day use.  It weighs under 3lbs. and ships with a water-resistant keyboard, Windows 7, built-in camera, Microsoft Works 9.0, 15 educational games and two security software suites  –... Read more...
The OLPC XO sparked a revolution, and it just might have contributed to the eventual netbook craze that's still going strong today. The idea of creating a small, portable, low-cost notebook was just brilliant, and clearly it has struck a chord with consumers. Intel got in on the fun with the Classmate PC, and now the newest in that line is being introduced. It's a logical next step as well, given just how tough kids are with just about anything, computers included. The new rugged Convertible Classmate PC is part of the Intel Learning Series, and it features a 10.1" LCD, an Intel Atom processor,... Read more...