March 2, 2010 at 10:24 pm
Intel has announced a new Classmate PC with a convertible chassis design. The Intel Atom Pine Trail processor powers the new 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) Classmate, along with increased memory and storage to give it full PC functionality. It comes with a resistive touchscreen display.
The Classmate has several features including enhanced e-reading capabilities, a built-in rotational camera, Wi-Fi and an optional 6-cell battery will give the unit up to 8.5 hours of battery life. It supports several mainstream ebook formats including pdf and ePub.
Given the child target market, the Classmate has a rugged design with a small handle making it easy to carry. It is a lightweight device and comes with a rubberised surface to provide better grip. Other child-proof features include HDD protection, a water-resistant keyboard/screen along with an optional anti-microbial keyboard. The convertible Classmate will be introduced by OEMs later in 2010. Check out some hands-on videos below.