The recently announced Lenovo Classmate+ laptops to be rolled out with clamshell and convertible designs, have been toughened up to serve as educational companions for students. These portable PCs arrive with the claim of being more rugged in comparison to their predecessors.
There is little wonder then that the systems have been endowed with water-resistant keyboards, reinforced steel hinges and strengthened DC jacks. Furthermore, these devices sport tough corner designs, making them capable of dealing with the rough treatment they may receive from students. While both the clamshell and convertible form factors come fitted with 10.1-inch anti-glare screens, the one on the latter brings touch capability in tow.
“The latest Classmate laptops equipped with Intel Atom processor technology up the level of computing power and performance for students without sacrificing long battery life,” states Dr. Wayne Grant, EMPG’s Director of Research and Planning at Intel. “We are thrilled that Lenovo will be expanding their presence in our Intel Learning Series Alliance and that schools around the world can take advantage of this purpose-built technology for 1:1 e-learning.”
Each laptop is fueled by an Intel Atom N2600 processor and can be customized to hold 2GB DDR3 memory and an HDD of up to 320GB or an SSD of 32GB, based on users’ requirements. The 6-cell battery breathes life into the system for up to 10 hours, ensuring that it lasts throughout the school day on a single charge.
The Lenovo Classmate+ release date and price details have not yet been divulged by the company, although these systems can be expected to arrive anytime this month.