Features Intel Atom processor and 10.1-inch LCD monitor
Intel has unveiled Intel-powered convertible classmate PC reference design, which it claims to combine aesthetics with ruggedness, PC functionality with e-learning capabilities and improved performance with energy efficiency.
The company said that the new PC design is supported by local computer manufacturers which are part of the Intel Learning Series. The new classmate PC features Intel Atom processor and a 10.1-inch LCD monitor and includes increased memory and storage. In tablet mode, the ‘palm rejection’ feature ignores the touch of hands resting on the screen. In addition, it also features a rechargeable battery with up to 8.5 hours of battery life.
According to Intel, the convertible classmate PC features a touch-screen with a user interface optimised for eReading applications, water-resistant keyboard, touchpad and screen, improved ruggedness with drop test from desk height, bump and scratch resistance surfaces and structures, and an optional anti-microbial keyboard.
In addition, the new design, which can change from a clamshell to a tablet PC, also includes integrated wireless connectivity with WiFi and provides the options of 3G, GPS and WiMAX.
Kapil Wadhera, acting general manager of Intel’s Emerging Markets Platform Group, said: Our ethnographers have spent countless hours understanding how technology can help school age children here in the US and around the world build the skills required for the future.
“At Intel, we believe that education has the power to transform the lives of individuals, villages, cities and nations, and we understand that technology is one of our greatest tools to advance education around the world.