Intel Ships Classmate PCs to Brazil, Mexico

Intel Corporation has beaten the "one laptop per child" program to the punch by shipping its Intel Classmate PCs in volume to Brazil and Mexico. The low-cost 1.3kg "classmate PC" laptop features a Intel Celeron M 900MHz CPU (with no L2 cache), Intel 915GMS core-logic, 256MB of DDR2 memory, 10/100Mb/s Ethernet adapter, 802.11b/g wireless network controller and is equipped with 1GB or 2GB of NAND flash memory for storage space. The device sports a 7" display (800x480 resolution) and is equipped with either Windows XP or Linux. The computer is aimed at collaborative learning environments for K-12 schools and is part of Intel's on-going commitment to equip children around the world with technology that will help them advance their learning and development.

Intel's classmate PC, for which pricing is unclear, is a part of the Intel World Ahead program. In addition to Brazil and Mexico, Intel also plans to run Intel-powered classmate PC pilot programs in more than 25 countries this year, including Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. Intel plans for these classmate PCs to be available in such languages as English, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Turkish. "Our goal is to provide students with the 21st-century skills they need, such as collaboration and critical thinking, to help ensure that they're prepared to succeed in the knowledge-based economy. We expect Intel-powered classmate PCs to be an important device to help in education as well," said Willy Agatstein, Intel vice president for sales and marketing group and general manager for emerging markets platform group.

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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and then there are students near where I live that have $4000 IBM / Lenovo ThinkPad given to them as part of their private school tuition....and they cant even spell !!!!

damned brats !!! - and they're always slowing me down in front of me on the golf course !!! (just had to get that out) no more ranting :P

cwalker2734 said,
and then there are students near where I live that have $4000 IBM / Lenovo ThinkPad given to them as part of their private school tuition....and they cant even spell !!!!

damned brats !!! - and they're always slowing me down in front of me on the golf course !!! (just had to get that out) no more ranting :P


My girlfriends sister is getting a brand new mid-high spec Apple Macbook Pro just for staying on to do her art foundation at school. Its not a loan either. I never got any of this **** when I was at college!

Max™ said,

My girlfriends sister is getting a brand new mid-high spec Apple Macbook Pro just for staying on to do her art foundation at school. Its not a loan either. I never got any of this **** when I was at college!

yeah well, all things are secondary when it comes to the arts...

I think most people would rather run xp as lets face it, 90% of the worlds computer use it. No point messing about with linux as it will be no USE AT ALL in the future, it is very very unlikely the big companies are gna stop using microsoft any time soon. We have a good standarzised computer system, why the hell destruct it by puttin linux on these machines and forcing future generations into using it!?

Linux is free, allowing more money to be spent on a quanity and being able to get laptops to as many children that can get to them.