Sunday, August 12, 2007

Intel's Classmate PC

My previous attempt at doing a review on a cheap laptop created quite a lot of hype, so i decided to bring into consideration another one. This time it is the Intel Classmate PC, this particular PC isn't for professional use, this is Intel's attempt at making a PC for the Children in the under developed world.

The Classmate starts at $225, at a comfortable price of $350 you can get it preloaded with Windows Xp and Microsoft Office 2003.

The Classmate PC is available with either Linux or Windows XP, 256MB or 512MB of RAM, and either a 1GB or 2GB SSD hard drive. The 7-inch screen has a native resolution of 800x480, and the system includes headphone and mic jacks, speakers, two USB ports, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and an Ethernet jack. With a 900MhZ ultralow-voltage Celeron processor, Intel says it should run for about three hours per charge.

For the processing speed of this kind, the laptop has been stated to run quite comfortably on Windows XP. Surfing online isn't much of a problem either, the only thing which might be of some concern is that it does slow down when multi-tasking.


Bonafide said...

first off... uve posted it twice.. :P

secondly.. "this is Intel's attempt at making a PC for the Children in the under developed world"

do you seriously think that ppl frm 3rd world countries'l be able to afford this?? i mean.. $225 is still quite a large for most ppl...

martian said...

umm .. most of these laptops are bought by us based ngo's and then donated to underdeveloped countries .. so it kinda works :)