I have a computer for my kids, but it’s a desktop and they have to share it, I was thinking of getting them netbooks but they’re just not responsible enough yet. These new rugged classmate PCs though might be jus the thing for my kids, I may have to look into them a bit more. They come with a 10.1 inch touch screen and a battery life of up to 8.5 hours and of course have the Intel Atom CPU in them.
Built to move the way kids do, the new Intel-powered convertible classmate PC features a touch-screen with a user interface optimized for eReading applications, water-resistant keyboard, touchpad and screen, improved ruggedness with drop test from desk height, bump and scratch resistance surfaces and structures, and an optional anti-microbial keyboard. In tablet mode, the “palm rejection” feature ignores the touch of hands resting on the screen, allowing students to write and draw intuitively.
For additional information about the Intel-powered classmate PC, including photos and videos, visit the press kit at www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/classmatePC. Additional information is also available at www.intel.com/intel/worldahead/classmatepc and www.intellearningseries.com.