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    Intel Covertible Classmate PC Design for Kids

    The Intel Classmate PC, which features a convertible clamshell design, is part of the Intel Learning Series line.  These low-cost PC’s are built to withstand the rigors of school use while providing educational opportunities to children in developing countries.

    Intel Covertible Classmate PC Design for Kids

    Built with enhanced e-reading capabilities and improved energy efficiency, the Intel-powered convertible classmate PC is a clamshell that turns into a touchscreen tablet by way of its swivel screen.

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    An integrated handle makes the device easy to cary, while a palm-resting feature ignores the touch of hands resting on the touchscreen in tablet mode, allowing students to write and draw naturally. A built-in camera at the top of the screen can be rotated so students can capture images and video of themselves and their classmates.

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    The device is powered by an Intel Atom processor and features a 1024 x 600 resolution touchscreen measuring 10.1-inches. The unit comes with integrated Wi-Fi with options of 3G, GPS and WiMAX. An optional 6-cell battery provides up to 8.5 hours of running time.

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    The keyboard, touchpad and screen are water-resistant and there’s also a anti-microbial keyboard option available. A built-in accelerometer detects tilting of the unit and adjusts the display between portrait and landscape modes accordingly, and the new unit also offers improved durability.


    The PC also comes with a range of touch-optimized software including camera application, eReader with PDF and ePub support, handwriting recognition in multiple localized languages, note-taking and painting/drawing applications and pen-input support.

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    Like other classmate PC’s, the Intel-powered convertible classmate PC features a flexible design to better serve as a platform for local technology companies to customize and produce the PC under their own respective brands. The convertible classmate PC is aimed at a similar target market to the not-for-profit One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.

    Products based on Intel’s new design will be introduced later this year at a price to be announced. (,

    Published on 6 March 2010

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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