A number of PC makers are targeting netbooks at schools. But one of the most education-oriented netbooks around is the Dell Latitude 2100 which features a rubberized case, optional anti-bacterial coating, an optional shoulder strap, and bright, kid-friendly colors. Dell put together an interesting promotional video for the netbook a while back, showing a theoretical school where all the kids and teachers seem to have the laptops.
The vision is pretty cool, and showcases why some of the features are useful, like the network activity light that lets a teacher spot if a kid is goofing around online when he’s supposed to be doing something else. But there’s something a bit creepy about watching a bunch of young children interact with computers instead of one another.
Check out the video for yourself after the break and let us know what you think. Is this a Utopian or Dystopian idea?