March 1, 2010 at 1:11 pm
A new netbook from Asus targeted towards kids has been spotted on the show floor at CeBIT. The Asus Eee PC 1001PQ will arrive in two colours, yellow with a black stripe down the middle and an all-black model. A strange decision on the colours, certainly not bright and colourful as one would expect. It’s perhaps being targeted to an older child compared to the previous Disney netbooks Asus released.
Don’t expect miracles under the hood, this is your basic specced netbook including10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD. The operating system is likely to be a kiddie-customised version of Windows XP.
As you would expect it will include a kids-friendly browser and access to parental controls. It comes with the Magic Desktop that houses suitable kids games and applications. Other features include a 0.3MP webcam, card reader, Wi-Fi (b/g), three USB ports and a 6-cell 48Wh battery good for 11 hours of run time.
Update: JKKMobile has a video hands-on below.