The Disney Netpal is an Asus netbook created for kids and slathered in Disney branding. There are three things that set this 8.9 inch netbook apart from most other Asus Eee PC netbooks:
- It features Disney themed lids, including a pink princess design and a blue Mickey design
- Users can choose from a number of Disney themes for the Windows XP interface with options including Cars, Lilo & Stitch, and Hannah Montana
- The kid-themed applications feature tight parental control software that let you limit how and when your child uses the computer
For instance, instead of a standard web browser, you get a Disney Browser with no URL bar. In order for kids to visit a web site, a parent will need to add the site to a list of pre-approved web pages by first entering the parental password. Same goes for webmail. There’s also a Disney branded media player and picture viewer, and parents can configure th software not to allow the kids to slack off during weekday hours when they should be doing homework, or set other time controls.
The folks at PC Magazine got to spend some time with the Netpal, and shot a brief video overview which you can check out after the break.