Intel announced the second generation of its Classmate PC at IDF in Shanghai today. The new generation of Classmate is available in several configurations with the top end version getting a 9-inch screen, 6-cell battery, 512MB of memory, 30GB hard drive and a built-in webcam.
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All the Classmate PCs will use Celeron M processors and include 802.11b/g networking with mesh network capability. An Intel spokesperson also said that a future Classmate version will use the new Intel Atom processors.
"Only 5 percent of the world's children today have access to a PC or to the Internet," Chien said. "Education is one of the best examples of how technology improves our lives. We have seen how technology helps teachers create fun learning experiences more efficiently. We have also been touched by children's excitement when they are inspired by technology. The Intel-powered classmate PC is one of the ways we support the IT industry in spreading the benefits of technology in education for children around the world."
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