Intel Announces Updated Classmate PC

razor - April 3, 2008 05:00PM in Mobile

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.