Intel is updating its reference design for mini-laptops aimed at students. The new Intel Classmate PC is a 10 inch laptop with an optional touchscreen display, a camera that rotates to face forward or back, and an Intel Celeron N2806 processor.
That chip is based on the same Silvermont/Bay Trail technology as the Atom processors used in tablets such as the Asus Transformer Book T100 and Dell Venue 8 Pro, but as a Celeron chip this 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU uses a little more power and should offer slightly higher performance.
Intel says the processor has a 4.5W TDP and uses about 2.5W under normal conditions. It also features Intel HD graphics with a top clock speed of 756 MHz.
The new Classmate PC is designed to run Windows 8.1, but Intel plans to introduce Windows 7 and Linux models later this year.
HP will offer the first notebook based on the new Classmate design when its HP Classmate Notebook PC hits the streets later this month.