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Intel Classmate PC

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Today in Intel Developer Forum, I saw Intel Classmate PC. It is a small little Laptop for students. It runs on Celeron, 256MB, Wi-Fi, 1GB NAND Storage (no HDD), a fanless/noiseless desgin and Windows XP Embedded. I would love to have one to carry around rather than my big laptop. It is supposed to be available Q1 2007, for around < US$400 and for general consumer as well.  For educational institutions, they have a great classroom management software that allows teacher to see the screens of everyone in the class (thru’ Wi-Fi), lock the laptops, etc. This S/W will be useful even in professional environments.

Update 10/5/2007: Intel seems to have started the piloting of these classmate PCs in India. I wish it good luck.