Intel partnership with Lenovo to announce a couple of its next generation educational oriented laptops called the Lenovo Classmate+ Clamshell and the Lenovo Classmate+ Convertible. These two Learning Series notebooks are showcased at CES 2012 in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA). The Classmate series laptops are since 2007 with more than 6 million Intel classmate PCs globally as part of the Intel Learning Series which includes over 500 alliance members in 70 countries. Well both the machines are especially designed for the educational market. These two Classmate series laptops are built in a ruggedized design with strengthened corners and reinforced steel hinges.
It includes Intel Learning Series Software Suite that has new features which enhance the learning experience with its collaborative, secure and easy-to-use solution. The laptop also features hardened DC power jack, and a water-resistant keyboard. It has a 6-cell battery that delivers an battery life of up to 10 hours. Furthermore these Classmate series laptops have comprehensive classroom-ready features like LabCam and McAfee AntiVirus.
It offers multi-touch and premium writing experiences with palm rejection technology that let students to write directly on screen. The textured touchscreen and special stylus along with handwriting recognition software ensures a “write on paper” experience. In addition, the laptop has built-in camera, media player, photo view, and drawing applications, etc.
Both the laptops are featuring a 10.1-inch anti-glare HD display and powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom ‘Cedar Trail’ N2600 dual-core processor. It also supports up to 2GB of DDR3 memory along with up to 320GB of hard drive or SSD. Other feature are includes; webcam, D-Sub, optional HDMI out, and three USB ports.
Reportedly, the Lenovo Classmate+ Clamshell and Classmate+ Convertible laptops will be arriving later this month. Notable OEMs for this laptop include ASI, Babilon Technologies, Compumax, Computek, CTL, Equus, JP SaCouto, Koodoo, Lanix, Lenovo, M&A, Mustek, NTT System, Paradigit Computers, Positivo, RM, Sigong, Stone and Viper.
“To succeed in today’s global economy, students need to develop 21st century skills like problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration,” said Kapil Wadhera, general manager of Intel’s Education Market Platforms Group. “Technology solutions that are purpose-built for education play a key role in supporting the development of these skills, and we look forward to further enriching the education experience with our new platforms.”