French company Lexibook makes educational gadgets for kids. And one of the company’s latest devices is the Lexibook Laptop, which is described as “My first computer.” OK, so it’s a laptop for kids. Great. Not like there aren’t other options, but it’s always nice to have one more.
But aside from a slightly brighter than the sun orange color and a slightly rugged looking case, what does the Lexibook laptop have to offer? It’s got a 400MHz Samsung CPU, 64MB of RAM, a 2GB SSD, an 8 inch, 800 x 400 pixel screen, 2 USB ports, an Ethernet port, SD card reader, mic input and headphone output. It comes with a 1500mAh battery that should provide up to 3 hours of use, and it runs Windows CE 5.0.
If all your kid needs to do is send email, play a few games, and watch some videos or listen to music, the Lexibook Laptop could certainly do the trick. But at 299 Euros, it seems a bit steep when you can get a similarly sized system that has a faster processor, more memory, and WiFi, not to mention a full version of Windows XP or Linux for less money.
Toys R Us is also selling a version of the Lexibook Laptop in Germany, which it claims has a 266MHz CPU instead of 400MHz.
via Eee PC News