Lenovo launches Classmate+ academic notebook

By on March 10, 2011, 4:00 PM
Lenovo and Intel have announced a new Classmate+ academic notebook designed for students in grades K-8. Based on the Intel Learning Series reference design, Lenovo has tweaked the system to its liking and stamped it with its own brand. Nonetheless, the system will come pre-loaded with Intel's Learning Series software suite along with other specialized educational software.

"Lenovo is the first multi-national company to offer the Intel Learning Series classmate PC for the global education market," said Kapil Wadhera, GM of Intel's Education Markets Platforms Group. "We are thrilled to welcome Lenovo to the Intel Learning Series Alliance and to work with them to extend the platforms availability to benefit more students and teachers around the world."


Lenovo's Classmate+ features a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display, a single-core 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455, 1GB or 2GB of RAM, and 160GB/250GB of mechanical storage or 8GB/16GB of flash storage. It also has a 1.3MP webcam, two 1.5W speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a 4-in-1 card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, a three or six-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Basic or Premium in 32-bit or 64-bit.

As with all Classmate notebooks, the latest entry offers a degree of ruggedness you might not find in other 10.1-inch mobile PCs, such as a spill-resistant keyboard and drop-resistant body. The Classmate+ is available immediately, but Lenovo is only selling them in bulk to qualified education and government customers. Pricing varies depending on your configuration and location.




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Nima304 said:

Ugliest body I've ever seen on a PC. Say what you will about Lenovo being this and that, but they really need to get better designers. It's one of the reasons I won't even consider Lenovo when buying a computer, or recommending an OEM.

dcrosenthal said:

@ Nima304

I agree... Looks like something you would see in an elementry school in China... lol..

lalaman lalaman said:

maybe cuz it IS for elementary school =\ ?

Guest said:

Lenovo have been supplying the Australian NSW Department of Education with Laptops for the last 2 Years. Every Student in years 9-12 in a Public school will have a laptop by term 1 next year, at present, years 9-11 students all have their own personal laptop. Looks like Lenovo have tried to use what they learned from this project to get a mainstream model out there for the rest of the world.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Most probable Lalaman, maybe you are asking too much if you ask for people to read

Sarcasm Sarcasm said:

lalaman said:

maybe cuz it IS for elementary school =\ ?

LOL

Don't bother some some folks. Any moment now Princeton will come prancing here and say you don't have any logic and that this device is inferior to his hexa-SLI setup or something.

Sarcasm Sarcasm said:

sarcasm said:

lalaman said:

maybe cuz it IS for elementary school =\ ?

LOL

Don't bother some some folks. Any moment now Princeton will come prancing here and say you don't have any logic and that this device is inferior to his hexa-SLI setup or something.

I meant "with some"

bonniesmith bonniesmith said:

Cut the Windows 7 and add Ubuntu and it's a perfect netbook, until than it's worthless. W7 is too heavy.

herpaderp said:

^

the system will come pre-loaded with Intel's Learning Series software suite along with other specialized educational software....Lenovo is only selling them in bulk to qualified education and government customers

This isn't being sold to regular consumers, and I'm pretty sure that if this is INTEL software, it likely won't be on anything other than windows and MAYBE osx, so of course it'll come with windows 7.

bakape said:

Win7 and 1 gig RAM...I don't know.

Seriously, cut the crap and go Ubuntu, or Chromium OS once its out.

mosu said:

who TF is princeton?

bakape said:

who TF is princeton?

Stop it! You're summoning a daemon.

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

bakape said:

who TF is princeton?

Stop it! You're summoning a daemon.

I giggled. Really.

princeton princeton said:

I meant "with some"

There's an edit button for a reason.

LOL

Don't bother some some folks. Any moment now Princeton will come prancing here and say you don't have any logic and that this device is inferior to his hexa-SLI setup or something.

Mmhmm. Honestly your insults don't mean much when they're unbelievably silly. I run a modest setup with a single GPU. Don't bother trying to spread your BS, you're just going to make yourself look less credible.

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