It is built around Cedar Trail processors
Intel has launched its latest version of Classmate PC based on its latest Atom processor codenamed "Cedar Trail.", whose aim is to serve classroom needs.
The Classmate PC, unveiled at CES 2012, has various configurable options available to address different learning needs, with the netbooks having Learning Series software suite running either over Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit operating platforms.
Along with the Classmate PC’s Atom Cedar Trail CPU technology, Intel has strengthened the corners of the case with a rugged exterior with improved water resistance, with keys harder to ‘pry’ off.
The Learning Series software Suite has more collaborative classroom and IT-related features.
The Classmate PC comes either as a traditional clamshell or a convertible tablet with a 10.1 inch screen, and an enhanced writing experience provided through the convertible tablet with palm rejection technology and with no possibility of mistaking the wrist for a stroke.
The built-in camera, media player and drawing applications enable creation and consumption of multimedia learning content, with a "write on paper" experience thanks to special stylus and handwriting recognition software.
Intel’s Education Market Platforms Group general manager Kapil Wadhera says Intel looks forward to further enriching the education experience with newer platforms, adding students need to develop "21st century problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration."
Earlier this month, Intel had released the Atom processor platform christened Cedar Trial, and systems based on that are expected to have up to 10 hours of battery life and weeks of standby, increasing overall performance while reducing power consumption by 20%.