Intel Corp launches classmate PC

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Chennai, Apr 3: Intel Corporation today unveiled a new design of the Intel-powered classmate PC at the Intel Developer Forum. These simple-to-use PCs had wireless capability, longer battery life, water resistant keyboards and more shock resistant capability, a company release said here. The new Intel 'netbook' offers different choices to manufacturers so that each could tailor laptop models for a variety of education needs. The new classmate PC blueprint was the latest innovation and educational tool for parents and teachers to use technology, computers and internet access to better educate students around the world.

The second-generation classmate PCs were built on Intel Celeron M-processor with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and mesh network capabilities. The top range of these netbooks includes a nine-inch LCD screen, six-cell battery life, 512 MB memory, a 30 GB HDD (Hard Disk Drive) storage and an integrated webcam. An Intel powered classmate PC supports Microsoft Windows XP and variants of the Linux operating environment. When pre-installed with the education software stack, these netbooks were ideal for classroom-learning environment. Software and content would be available in more than eight languages, the release added.


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