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 next-gen version of the laptop.

The new model features a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 Pine Trail processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. It has a 10.1 inch 1024 x 600 anti-glare display, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Ethernet, a 1.3MP webcam and a multi-format flash card reader, as well as 3 USB ports and a VGA output.

The updated Classmate PC has a 6 cell, 4400mAh battery and a much larger keyboard and touchpad than earlier, smaller versions of this laptop. It’s also a bit heavier, at about 3.6 pounds.

The laptop sells for $449 with Windows XP loaded, although the notebook is also Windows 7 capable.

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9 replies on “Next-gen Classmate PC uses next-gen Atom processor”

  1. Hmmm…. and with the Pinetrail, intel can not have higher prices for a CPU without the video chip. Therefore the only price difference should be for the Ion itself for a basic netbook and a more capable netbook. In face, add a small cost on top of the Ion for the system and an Ion based netbook can do the boot up with the lower video for extreme battery life trick.
    thé assam

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