Dell partners with Nickelodeon to release netbook for kids

On Tuesday, Dell introduced a new netbook for that mixes fun and learning together. Dell has partnered with Nickelodeon to release the Inspiron Mini Nickelodeon Edition.

The Dell Mini Nickelodeon Edition aims to balance the demand for kid-friendly entertainment with parental controls that protect kids from online dangers. Designed with kids in mind, the hardware is durable and features many kid-friendly innovations.

"Moms insisted that we deliver on three things when it comes to a computer for their children," said Michael Tatelman, vice president of Dell Global Consumer Sales and Marketing. "First, help provide a safe computing experience. Second, provide superior educational content as well as a world-class entertainment experience. Third, partner with trusted brands. The Dell Inspiron Mini Nickelodeon Edition passes with flying colors on all counts."

The laptop weighs in at just under 3 pounds, is covered in slime (when we say slime, we mean awesome slimy looking artwork) - kids can also choose from Nickelodeon's other hit shows, such as iCarly and SpongeBob SquarePants) and features a 10.1" screen. The netbook is based on the Inspiron Mini 10v.

The netbook is also filled to the brim with kid-friendly content. It includes a 15-month subscription to McAfee Family Security, which provides comprehensive parental controls to carefully direct and monitor kids' online activities. As kids grow, parents can relax the controls as they please.

The netbook also includes a fun Spongebob Squarepants game, allows them to listen to their favorite tunes , watch their favorite programs (legally), or join a specially designed world that is fun and educational. The Nickelodeon Edition is Dell's first kids-focused product. It competes directly with Disney and its new kid-friendly netbook that rolls out this fall. Dell's product will be available online in the U.S. at and on Walmart store shelves and in October.

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