Classmate Plus: A Computer for Kids From Intel & Lenovo

When it comes to helping kids to learn there are different technological tools that span throughout the ages. They even have their own social network called JackieFame.com. Now we are hearing about a device that has been put together by Intel and Lenovo.

It’s a laptop called the Classmate Plus (Classmate+) and as Engadget’s Joanna Stern says in her article it’s basically a rebadged Classmate PC from Intel. It has all the essentials of a notebook including lots of different things and this device will not be available directly to consumers.

These devices will instead be sold in bulk to either agencies or educational institutions, there’s already a fairly large shipment of them waiting to go to Buenos Aires of 158,000 for spring. The notebook has some pretty good specs, enough for any young person at school anyway.

It has an Intel Atom N455 processor, with an Intel NM10 express chipset, a choice of HDD or SSD options ranging from 8GB to 250GB and 1GB or 2GB of RAM. It has a 10.1” LCD, a 1.3 megapixel camera, 3 USB 2.0 ports and a 4 in 1 card reader. Check out the press release over at businesswire.com.

What do you think of the Lenovo Classmate+? Would you be happy with your child using one of these at school? Let us know in the comments section below.