Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Notebooks and PCs

 

PeeWee PC Offers New Pivot 2.0 convertible Netbook for Kids

Convertible netbook aimed at kids

Nov 17 2010, 11:23am CST | by

10 Updates
PeeWee PC Offers New Pivot 2.0 convertible Netbook for Kids
 
 

Comments

Recommend Your Tweet as Top Tweet:

Full Story

PeeWee PC Offers New Pivot 2.0 convertible Netbook for Kids

I have a bunch of computers in my house. Generally, I only let my kids use the desktop computer under supervision. They seem to think they can eat and drink while working on the PC. Most of us can do that, but kids tend to spill stuff and I don't want a gooey keyboard. If you are ready to get your kid their first computer, you might be wondering if the machines made specifically for kids are worth the higher price.

A company called PeeWee PC has unveiled its latest computer aimed at kids. The machine is the PeeWee Pivot 2.0 and it is a convertible netbook. It has typical netbook hardware under the hood with an Intel Atom N450 at 1.66GHz, a 10.1-inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution and an optional 1366 x 768 resolution screen. The machine has a screen that pivots and will fold flat allowing it to be used as a tablet.

The screen accepts handwriting and uses Intel UMA graphics. Other features of the notebook include 1GB of RAM, 160GB of storage, SD card reader, a touch pad, WiFi, Ethernet, and lots more, the 6-cell battery promises at least five hours of use. The machine weighs 3.7 pounds and measures in at 10.5" x 7.6" x 1.2".

Being aimed at kids the Pivot 2.0 has a keyboard that is spill resistant. The machine also ships with software aimed at kids pre-installed. The machine has 15 educational games and two pieces of software that keep kids safe online. The machine starts at $599 and that is a lot of money for a netbook today.

This machine has standard netbook hardware inside for the most part; you can get better CPUs in other netbooks. As a straight netbook, the $599 price is too much. The kid features of the machine are the software and spill resistant keyboard. That software can be added from other sources, the spill resistant keyboard is available on some of the notebooks, and you could always keep your kid from drinking around the machine. It's hard for me to see a clear justification for the extra expense of this machine here.

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 10

MRCB, Nusa Gapurna and PKNS settle suit over RM3 billion PJ Sentral project

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), Nusa Gapurna Development Sdn Bhd (NGD) and PKNS Holdings Sdn Bhd have reached an out-of-court settlement over the ownership of the... READ MO ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 21 2014, 2:53am CDT
 


Advertisement


Update: 9

Story behind Syed Mokhtar’s ‘RM2.25 billion tax-exempt’ Bernas deal revealed, says PKR MP

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – An innocuous written reply in Parliament has provided a peek into the cosy relationship between the Najib administration and Malaysia’s best-known businessman, Tan Sri Sy ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 15 2014, 12:56pm CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 8

Constitutional monarchy still murky concept

Source: Malaysia Today

After the RM4.5 billion land sale, the Sultan of Johor secured a 15% stake in MOL Access Portal (MOL) for RM396 million and took a 20% stake in Berja ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 14 2014, 12:37am CDT
 

Update: 7

Sultan of Johor’s RM4.5 bil backlash?

Source: Malaysia Today

49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Has Sultan Ibrahim of Johor’s succession of big money deals over the last six months caused the tide of public opinion to turn against Johor’s royal palace? KiniBiz exami ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 8:49am CDT
 

Update: 6

Putrajaya denies carpet dealer given interest-free loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider Putrajaya today refuted allegations that Bank Rakyat had allowed carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan to repay a RM32 million loan without interest ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 5:44am CDT
 

Update: 5

Malaysia Spends Over $9 million on MH370 Hunt: Report

Source: NDTV

49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Malaysia has so far spent about RM27.6 million (over $9 million) on search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, ...
Source: NDTV   Full article at: NDTV Jun 9 2014, 3:12am CDT
 

Update: 4

Bill for Kidex likely to soar to RM3.4b

Source: Malaysia Today

The original RM2.4 billion tag on the proposed highway did not take into account the cost of acquiring the land mostly in the urban areas, claims an assemblywoman Fabian Comelius,... READ MO ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 9 2014, 2:51am CDT
 

Update: 3

MACC: No elements of graft in Bank Rakyat’s loan to businessman

Source: Malaysia Today

BET AWARDS '14 - Red Carpet
(Bernama) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) found no elements of corruption in Bank Rakyat’s RM32 million interest free loan to a businessman. MACC in a statement tod ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today May 31 2014, 9:33am CDT
 

Update: 2

IHH Healthcare posts 25% rise in 1Q earnings to $62 mil

Source: The Edge Singapore

IHH Healthcare Berhad announced that revenue grew by 8% y-o-y to RM1.8 billion ($703 million) for 1Q2014 ended March, as earnings grew 25% YoY to RM159.1 million. Read more ...
Source: The Edge Singapore   Full article at: The Edge Singapore May 29 2014, 11:29am CDT
 

Update: 1

Hasan Malek evades media over RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan scandal

Source: Malaysia Today

Elizabeth Zachariah, The Malaysian Insider The minister embroiled in the RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan scandal refused to take questions from the press today at an event in K ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today May 28 2014, 11:42pm CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Apple Updates HealthBook With Even More
Apple Updates HealthBook With Even More
The health tracking app has received another beta update
 
 
Preparations For Massive iPhone Sales Underway
Preparations For Massive iPhone Sales Underway
68 million phones have been ordered by Apple
 
 
Dave Grohl Promotes New HBO Documentary At TCA Press Tour
Dave Grohl Promotes New HBO Documentary At TCA Press Tour
At the summer press tour of the Television Critics Association (TCA) held in Beverly Hills, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl sat down to talk about his upcoming HBO documentary which debuts on October. Speaking to a...
 
 
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo&#039;s take on the Apple iWatch
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's take on the Apple iWatch
Apple’s sapphire-covered ‘iWatch’ to enter mass production in November