New Intel  Convertible Classmate PC

Today, Intel unveiled its new addition to its Learning Series, the convertible classmate PC with improved performances and better e-readings capabilities. Intel wants to inspire other PC manufacturers to design similar products based on this design, the chip manufacturer states that some new educational PCs will be introduced later this year. Powered by the Intel Atom low power processor the convertible classmate features a 10.1″ LCD (1024×600), WiFi connectivity, optional 3G and WIMAX connectivity, up to 8.5 hours of battery life with the 6-cell option, a built-in swivel camera, built-in audio and microphone, and has a durable construction with hard drive protection, a water resistant keyboard, touchpad and screen and a scratch resistant case. No word on the pricing, see complete specifications after the jump.

Features include:

  • Intel® Atom™ processor – built for low power consumption
  • Increased memory and storage
  • Integrated wireless connectivity with WiFi options of 3G, GPS, WiMAX
  • Rechargeable battery with up to 8.5 hours* of battery life [*with optional 6-cell battery]
  • 10.1” LCD monitor with 1024 x 600 resolution
  • Built-in rotational camera for more natural and intuitive picture taking
  • Built-in audio and microphone
  • Easy to hold and carry with heat dissipation features, rubberized surface for easy grip and a comfortable, low-profile handle that supports a variety of holding and carrying positions
  • Improved ruggedness with drop test from desk height
  • Hard drive protection
  • Water-resistant keyboard, touchpad and screen
  • Bump and scratch resistant
  • Optional anti-microbial keyboard
  • Touch-optimized user interface for the eReader application included
  • Students can touch the screen to scroll and turn pages or use convenient buttons at the side of the display
  • Supports mainstream ebook file formats like pdf and ePub
  • Improved note taking experience with annotation software application
  • Handwriting recognition and note-taking software give students the choice to input content without typing
  • Handwriting recognition is available in multiple localized languages
  • Cool surface temperature for comfort while using in tablet format
  • In tablet mode, the “palm resting” feature ignores the touch of hands resting on the screen, allowing students to write and draw intuitively
  • Ergonomic stylus is wide and triangular for comfortable grip, and can be attached to the classmate PC with an optional tether

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