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HP Classmate notebook brings Bay Trail to the classroom

HP is updating its Classmate notebook for students and schools by adding a bit of Bay Trail for long battery life and improved performance. The new HP Classmate is a small notebook with an Intel Celeron N2000 series processor and Windows 8.1 software. Like earlier models, the new HP Classmate is based off Intel’s Classmate […]

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HP shows off a Classmate PC for students

HP has been targeting its Mini 5101 and 5102 netbooks at education markets since the get go. But it looks like HP may have a new education oriented mini-laptop up its sleeve. Engadget’s Joanna Stern spotted an HP Classmate PC netbook running SUSE Linux 11 at Novell’s Computex booth this week. The netbook features a […]

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Intel’s Classmate PC laptop gets a Bay Trail speed boost

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 […]

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CTL 2Go Convertible Classmate PC NL2 review

CTL has been distributing computers based on Intel’s Classmate PC reference designs about as long as anyone. Over the past few years, we’ve seen models with 9 and 10 inch displays, Windows XP and Windows 7, standard displays and touchscreens. Today CTL introduced the latest iteration, and like it’s predecessors it’s target at the education […]

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System76 Starling EduBook: Classmate PC with Ubuntu Linux

Linux computer builders System76 have added a new netbook to their lineup. The System76 Starling EduBook is basically a rebadged Intel Classmate PC with a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor. But while most Classmate PC models are sold with Windows XP or Windows 7, the Starling EduBook […]

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Intel launches next-generation Classmate PC netbook

Intel has been pumping out a Classmate PC reference design since early 2008. These netbooks are the company’s response to the OLPC XO Laptop, and are designed as durable, relatively low cost machines that are ideal for classroom settings. The earliest models weren’t all that exciting, but over the years Intel has spruced things up […]

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Next-gen Classmate PC uses next-gen Atom processor

It’s not just big-name PC makers that are pushing out new netbooks with Intel Atom N450 processors. Intel’s education-oriented Classmate PC is also getting a spec bump. The Classmate is a reference design which is marketed and sold by a number of different computer distributors, including M&A Technology, which has a product listing for the […]

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Would you pay $800 for a netbook? (Also, testing the latest Classmate PC webcam)

This morning Nokia and Best Buy announced that the retailer would be the exclusive distributor of the Nokia Booklet 3G in the US. There’s still no final word on pricing, and since the Booklet 3G comes with an integrated 3G modem, I’m guessing it’s going to sell for far less than the $800 price that’s […]