January 15, 2009
BBC reports that Intel’s netbook for schools in developing countries, the Classmate is now coming to the UK.
A new version of a laptop originally designed by Intel for the developing world is making its debut in the UK.
The newly designed Classmate machine can be converted from a traditional laptop to a tablet PC to allow children to write and draw more naturally.
It will be available in the UK in February, and will be sold directly to schools as well as via online retailer Amazon and high street store Argos.
Won’t be cheap like other netbooks though, it has a list price of £349.
Read a review of the Classmate (with pictures).
July 17, 2008
Intel’s cheap and cheerful (and in my opinion quite ugly) low end cheap laptop is now available in the UK.
The Register reports on the £239 computer.
Dubbed the JumPC, the Small, Cheap Computer is based on a 900MHz Intel Celeron Mobile processor and the chip giant’s 915GMS chipset. It has 512MB of DDR 2 memory on board and 2GB of Flash storage – though you can select a 30GB HDD instead.
The unit has an Eee PC-style 7in, 800 x 480 display; two USB ports; 10/100Mb/s Ethernet and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. There’s a webcam too.
Oh it comes with a handle too!
It comes with Windows XP and is another entrant in the micro-laptop UMPC market which is having an impact on the UK educational IT scene.