Features Increased Performance, Greater Ruggedness, Stronger Security and Longer Battery Life
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced the availability of the latest Intel classmate PCs that will be powered by the new Intel® Atom™ processors. The clamshell and convertible platforms will be updated with designs that boast new, enhanced applications.
The upcoming classmate PCs offer an enhanced user experience, increased ruggedness, improved battery life and are more affordable. The increased battery life means students may be able to work up to 10 hours on a single charge. The improved ruggedness stems from such features as strengthened corners for shock and vibration absorption, and a keyboard that can withstand prying fingers and improved water resistance.
“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.”
The new multi-touch and premium writing experiences, in conjunction with palm rejection technology, enable students to write directly on screen. The textured touch screen, special stylus and handwriting recognition software create a “write on paper” experience. The built-in camera, photo view, media player, and drawing applications allow students to create and consume multimedia learning content.
The comprehensive classroom-ready features and capabilities include LabCam* and McAfee AntiVirus*. LabCam, a touch-optimized application consisting of six easy-to-use scientific inquiry tools leveraging the camera in different ways, allows students to analyze the visual data present in their photos and videos. McAfee AntiVirus has been added for proactive protection to keep students’ digital lives more secure. Enhancements include classroom management, theft deterrence and webcam companion with anti-shake features for media capture and management, noise filtering, digital archiving, and annotation. An enhanced access management feature has also been added to enable teachers to set appropriate student access in school and at home.
Notable OEMs for the new devices 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.
About the Intel Learning Series
Intel® Learning Series brings together digital content, teacher training, deployment support and purpose-built education technology to enable successful 1:1 eLearning environments for students. Through a strong ecosystem of PC manufacturers, operating system vendors, education service providers, content and software providers, the Learning Series delivers complete end-to-end education solutions. More than 500 alliance members in 70 countries are developing applications, peripherals and services optimized for the Learning Series. Learn more at www.intellearningseries.com.
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