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Intel today introduced a new version of its Classmate PC education-oriented sub-laptop. Dubbed the second-generation CPC, the new model tweaks the specs of the original and features a bigger display. Intel's second-generation Classmate PC Intel's second-generation Classmate PC: bigger screen Like its predecessor, the 2G …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    you know

    Why do children need laptops?

    It's not like any normal mundane computer orintated office worker task can't be learnt in half an hour.

    It would be far more useful if children learnt how to be decent people, basic maths, some English skill and, that reading every once and awhile isn't a bad move.

    O well.

  2. Peter Gathercole Silver badge
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    Seems familliar

    I know the common roots, but do the specs not look almost identical to an EeePC now?

  3. Dunstan Vavasour
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    Usage examples

    It's all very well showing us picture of the machine, but it is difficult to visualise it in use. What would the sort of person who might use it look like, and what are the sorts of settings in which we might see it being used?

    Intel clearly need some lessons from Elonex and Asus.

  4. Doug
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    only for first world kids if that

    there's nothing about rebustness( drop tests ) or water and dust infusion capabilities not to mention the power capabilities other than battery choices. We all must have heard by now that story of how Intel put the Classmate PC in a 3rd world classroom and there were not allowed to take them home and the best part was where Intel had to install a diesel generator outside the class room because the batteries didn't last long enough because of intermittent electricity at the school.

    This is a marketing gig and nothing more. And as far as being a competitor to the OLPC, Intel doesn't even meet the hardware design specs of the XO let alone have educational software and collaboration designs. There is no comparison unless you just look at the fact they both use the term "laptop" and they both have a handle.

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    Just a poor laptop

    Or perhaps a poor laptop for poor children in rich countries.

    Or just a poor laptop for poor children in corrupted countries.

  6. IR

    More pictures

    Any chance of see the opposite side of the laptop? Showing the same side from different angles doesn't really help.

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