Classmate PC Laptop From Intel


At the 2009 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) expo - Las Vegas, Intel introduce an updated version of its Classmate PC reference design that adds several new capabilities. This version of the Classmate PC laptop features with a convertible tablet and touch-screen system and allow Intel and its OEM partners to offer two different types of low-cost laptops for school children.

The latest incarnation of the Intel Classmate PC now gives Intel and its OEM partners a choice of two different laptop designs for school children, in order to improve the learning experience for students, parents, teachers, and schools by new technology.

Like the previous clam shell design (mini laptop the 8.9-inch display), the convertible Classmate is based on the Intel Atom processor, the near-ubiquitous netbook platform. Specifically, the convertible Classmate PC Laptop uses an Atom N270 processor at 1.6GHz and a 945GSE chipset, and Intel claims about 30% longer battery life and 50% higher system performance for the new model.

The new Classmate PC Laptop is traditional laptop mode – adjusts with changing needs in the classroom, the screen swivels 180 degrees for sharing with peers and teachers. The convertible Classmate PC will also support a version of Microsoft Windows XP software that had been specifically designed for this type of laptop.

The new Classmate PC Laptop designed for a low-cost laptop for school children that a local OEM could manufacture and sell. While a laptop based on the Classmate PC design retails from $200 to $500 in the United States, Intel does not offer a specific price for these laptop.

There are two purpose why the Intel company released this model. One is to help school children connect to the Internet and expand their educational opportunities. Second reason is they want to introduce them self and Classmate PC Laptop to potentially millions of new customers in emerging markets.

Others specification of new Classmate PC Laptop 2009 are display 1024x600 color LCD (resolution), Storage comes in the form of a 60GB, 4,200-RPM Samsung hard drive, and the whole system weighs in at just 2.8 lbs. in the default configuration.

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