Intel Aims Low-Cost K-12 Laptop at Emerging Markets

 
 
By Henry Kingman  |  Posted 2007-03-27 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The ClassMatePC is available with Linux or Windows XP, comes with an "educational feature set," and is part of a program in which Intel plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years. (LinuxDevices.com)

Intel has created an ultra-low-cost laptop for schoolchildren in emerging markets. The ClassMatePC is available with Linux or Windows XP, comes with an "educational feature set," and is part of a program in which Intel plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years. Intel describes the ClassMatePC as a rugged device with features similar to mainstream PCs. Its based on a mobile Celeron processor and is equipped with local (flash-based) storage and a built-in wireless network interface. The first One Laptop Per Child notebook computers have arrived. Click here to read more.
Additionally, the unit sports a water-resistant keyboard and comes with a theft-control feature based on a network-issued digital certificate. Intel says the ClassMatePC evolved from its "World Ahead Program," which also includes efforts in 30 countries to train 10 million teachers. Read the full story on LinuxDevices.com: Intel Aims Low-Cost K-12 Laptop at Emerging Markets
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