Summary:

The Intel Classmate PC gets a bigger 10-inch screen and a grippy surface to make it easier to handle with small hands. That’s fortunate as the name implies, the Classmate PC is aimed squarely at the younger set. This new generation was announced at the CeBIT.

Intel Classmate PC thumb

The CeBIT show is underway in Germany and new product announcements are shooting across the pond. Intel is making one announcement, with the introduction of its latest generation Classmate PC. The Classmate is Intel’s reference netbook design aimed at children of all ages. The netbook is optimized for touch operation, and uses a special interface designed to be easy for kids to operate.

The new Classmate PC has a larger 10-inch screen in place of the 8.9-inch of the previous generation. Intel has also put a rubberized surface on the device to make it easier for small hands to handle. The screen is still available with a swivel hinge that can be rotated into a slate form.

PC World has a video of the new Classmate PC, and if you want to compare it to the older version check out the video shot here in Mobile Tech Manor last year.

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