If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on a Classmate 2 PC, but you’re not a student in a developing nation, there’s hope for you yet. Amazon has posted preorder pages for the CTL 2Go PC. This laptop is built using Intel’s Classmate 2 reference design, but unlike the original Classmate, you don’t need to order in bulk.
The 2Go comes in Linux and Windows XP flavors. The XP version will set you back $469, while you can pick up a version with Linux for $399.
Both machines ship with a 900MHz Celeron processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 40GB hard drive. They also sport a 9 inch 800 x 480 pixel display, a memory card reader, a 0.3 megapixel webcam, USB, Ethernet, and 802.11b/g connectivity.
In other words, the 2Go PC is a lot like the Asus Eee PC 701, but instead of a 7 inch screen you get a 9 inch screen, and instead of 4GB of solid state memory you get a 40GB hard drive. But the price (for the Linux version anyway) is about the same.