Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2007 12:41 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Intel "Ars Technica recently got its hands on the new Intel Classmate laptop computer, one of the new projects competing for a share of school-aged computer users in developing countries. I was able to survey this machine thanks to Helio Chissini de Castro of Mandriva. The unit I looked at was powered by a specialized version of Mandriva 2007, with customizations aimed at school-aged children."
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another UMPC
by bolomkxxviii on Mon 9th Jul 2007 15:33 UTC
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Interesting, but it seems a bit anemic compared to the Asus 701 (the Eee PC). Asus' comes with a 7" screen (and a 10" later this year), 4 / 8 / 16 GB flash storage, 512 MB RAM and 4 USB ports. I believe it runs on a modified version of Debian.

The classmate has the same size screen, but 1 GB storage, 256 MB RAM, 2 USB ports.

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