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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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ECS to introduce latest netbooks at Computex

ECS is a company that doesn’t generally produce netbooks and notebooks that are sold under its own brand name. Instead the company’s products tend to be rebadged and sold under different brand names, like the Averatec Buddy. According to DigiTimes, ECS will be showing off a new crop of notebooks at Computex in Taiwan next […]

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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 […]

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Sizing up the CTL 2go Classmate E10

The CTL 2Go Classmate E10 isn’t just the largest Classmate PC yet. It’s one of the largest 10 inch netbooks I’ve seen. It’s not quite a behemoth next to relatively large machines like the Asus Eee PC 1000H. But it certainly ain’t small. Since I happen to have a few 10 inch netbooks in my […]

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Daewoo C920: Korea gets the Classmate PC netvertible

If the Daewoo C920 netbook looks familiar, that’s because it’s basically a rebranded Intel Classmate 3 PC machine. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The Classmate PC reference design makes it easy for PC makers to mass produce cheap touchscreen devices that can function as either a notebook or tablet PC. The laptop features a […]