New Tech Makes Classroom Computers a Reality Worldwide

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 20:22 in Mathematics & Economics

LAS VEGAS, NEV.--Kids carry technology with them wherever they go, so why shouldn't this extend to the classroom? That's the idea behind budding programs designed to put low-priced simplified PCs into the hands of kids worldwide, especially in developing countries. Chipmaker Intel on Friday at the Consumer Electronics Show will unveil its new Classmate netbook PC, which is faster than its predecessors and features a touch screen for easier use.As netbooks pick up steam and tech companies launch their latest and greatest at the Consumer Electronics Association's annual trade show, being held here this week, Intel and its partners are applying Classmate PC technology in schools worldwide. "This is a netbook specifically designed for kids," says Jeff Galinovsky, Intel's regional manager for the Classmate PC. [More]

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