PCs join the Mickey Mouse club

Talk about a Mickey Mouse computer... Disney now offers a computer with, of all things, Mickey ears and a kid-sized mouse.

Ok, Mousekateers! Sing it with me, "M - I - C, K - E - Y, B - O - A - R - D!" :D

Banking on the huge popularity Mickey Mouse enjoys with kids worldwide, Walt Disney on Thursday unveiled a desktop PC with a monitor sporting the ears of the cartoon character.

The desktop, named Disney Dream Desk PC, has comes loaded with own-branded applications that enable children to draw, edit pictures, create music and write and direct their own movies. Its TFT (thin-film transistor) liquid-crystal display is Mickey-shaped and the computer has a mouse that is small enough for children to hold.

Disney's desktop, built by German PC maker Medion, comes with an Intel Celeron D 330 processor and a 3-D graphics card from ATI Technologies. Embedded speakers, a DVD player, a CD writer and player, and a digital pen are also included. The system is preloaded with the Windows XP operating system and software for e-mail filtering, Internet filtering and pop-up blocking.

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News source: c|net News.Com

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