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Archos, PeeWee introduce Classmate PC convertible tablets

At least two new companies are launching netbooks aimed at children and based on Intel’s Classmate PC convertible tablet reference design. In other words, the PeeWee Pivot Laptop and the new netbook from Archos (PDF Link) are pretty much identical to the CTL 2Go PC released earlier this year. They all have the same 8.9 […]

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Intel expects to ship 2-million classmate PC this year

The Classmate PC is Intel’s answer to the OLPC XO Laptop. Whereas Nicholas Negroponte and his colleagues built the XO around a low power CPU, Linux operating system, and special screen designed for outdoor reading, the Classmate is designed to look and feel like a more traditional laptop running Windows XP – only smaller. In […]

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KoroKids Doraemon netbook is a colorful Classmate PC

Since it’s apparently not enough to make cheap durable mini-laptops with small screens and keyboards for kids, a company called KuroKids has slapped some cartoony goodness on a Classmate PC. The Classmate PC is Intel’s platform for low cost mini-laptops aimed at students. The notebooks tend to feature 10 inch or smaller displays, ruggedized cases, […]

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First look at CTL’s tablet netbook

CTL plans to bring a sub-$500 touchscreen Tablet PC to the US market in the next few months. The netbook sized device is based on Intel’s third generation Classmate PC design. That means it’s designed primarily for the education market and has a fairly rugged case, and a big handle on the back of the […]