Intel Classmate PC update @ CES 2009
Intel Classmate PC update @ CES 2009

Intel just showed their new classmate PC. We live blogged it on (use twitter/rss too). The take away is that “cheap hardware” isn’t a panacea. It takes the support of the education community, parents, local government and more to succeed. There are 900 Million students (excluding embargoed countries) that could be potential users.


  • Rugged design
  • Water-resistant keyboard
  • Adapted software stack
  • Runs on Atom 7” or 8.9” display (800×480 or 1024×600)
  • 4 or 6 cell battery (4 hrs or 6hrs)
  • 238 x 251 x 42 mm (with handle)
  • 1.27 and 1.49 kg.
  • Drop test: from 60cm

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