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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.

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5 replies on “CTL 2Go PC hits Amazon: Pre-order a Classmate 2 for $400”

  1. These look like crap compared to chromebooks. I knew it was a crap design when I first saw it. And where are they now… frikkin dead.

  2. no word on what linux distro? the originals had mandrivia didn’t they?

      1. looked like a good machine till i saw that it doesn’t have vga out. i have never used it on the current eee but i suspect that i will get another eee for the kitchen as a web browser. it’d be nice to hook up a bigger screen for static locations.


        i was checking out the wiki entries on the classmate and the olpc. the olpc uses the amd geode which is insanely low power. i wonder why no other company has tried to build around this chip.

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