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Intel's New Convertible Classmate PC Doubles as E-Reader

Mar 03, 2010, 21:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Priya Ganapati)

"The Intel Classmate PC has been around for the last three years as a low-cost notebook meant for children to use at school and for learning. Now, Intel is looking to refresh the design with a new, convertible model that can also be used like a tablet.

"The convertible Classmate PC can be twisted into a slate, similar in form factor to the Apple iPad, or used as a traditional notebook with a full keyboard.

"“This is not the cheapest netbook in the market,” says Jeff Galinovsky, regional manager for the Classmate PC ecosystem. “But if you look at the features like ruggedization, design and the software, it offers great value in the education market.”

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