Intel Announces Updated Classmate PC
Technology superpower Intel launched the second generation of its affordable, Internet-centric Classmate PC today. The Classmate is part of Intel's initiative to provide PC/Internet access to students from developing countries, and this updated version provides users with a platform that is more powerful and rugged than before. Based on an Intel Celeron M CPU, the top Classmate PC offers 802.11b/g Wi-Fi capability, a 9-inch screen, 512MB RAM, a 30GB hard drive, and a webcam - all powered by a 6-cell battery. The Classmate offers configurations with Windows XP and a few flavors of Linux - along with educational software - and will support at least eight different languages. Future revisions of the Classmate are expected to take advantage of Intel's Atom processor.