Intel has launched the Classmate PC +, a new netbook, which is designed specifically for education and government. The Chinese manufacturer Lenovo is this the first global partner of the company and takes over the production of the devices. The design of the 10.1-inch netbook (1024 x 600 pixels) has been compared to the reference design from September 2010 (as reported) is not changed and has been adopted. Only on the new labels as well as to the name “Classmate +” can be seen the device.
In the apparently robust housing tinkers slightly older hardware from Intel. The colleague of Engadget has to publish a graphic representation of the specifications in the appendix. Accordingly, there are an Intel Atom N455 single core processor (1.66 GHz) together with the integrated GMA 3150 graphics unit and 2 GB of RAM. The other hardware equipment can be adapted depending on the client. Sun are 8 or 16 GB of SSD memory, 160 or 250 GB of hard drive space, a 3 – or 6-cell battery as well as different operating systems to choose from.
The new equipment is delivered only to educational institutions and authorities and private users to remain on the sidelines for now. Lenovo is known in the course of that first large buyers are found. According to 158 000 + Intel Classmate PCs (netbooks) are delivered to schools in Buenos Aires.