Desktops and Notebooks: Intel Readies New Classmate PC Design for 2009 CES
At the 2009 CES expo, Intel will officially roll out an updated version of its Classmate PC reference design that adds several new capabilities. The most significant additions to the Classmate PC design are a convertible tablet and touch-screen options. In addition, Intel is now offering its own Atom processors with the Classmate PC instead of a low-power Celeron chip used in previous designs. While the Intel Classmate PC is considered akin to a number of "netbooks" and mini-notebooks that have been developed in the past year, it primarily competes against the One Laptop Per Child PC that has been developed for the education market and school children.