The Classmate PC is a small laptop designed to meet the educational needs of young students. It is built by a variety of manufacturers based on a reference design by Intel who produce the chips that power these netbooks.
Though made for profit one of the goals is to provide an affordable, robust, child-friendly computer for classrooms especially in the developing world, similar to the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project.
This Classmate PC model by Mirus Innovation is powered by an 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor has an 8.9" WXGA LCD screen, water resistant keyboard, and a 2 button water resistant touchpad.
It is equipped with 512MB RAM, 30GB hard disk drive, an Intel UMA graphics card, 802.11b/g WLAN and 10/100 Ethernet LAN network card, card reader, built-in microphone, speakers, and webcam, and a 4-cell battery that lasts up to 3.5 hours.
The Mirus Classmate comes with the Edubuntu Linux distribution pre-installed which is a derivative of Ubuntu with the goal to provide an integrated usable experience for educational purposes.
It comes with several educational applications like ktouch for learning how to type with speed and accuracy, Kalzium a full-featured chemistry application, Gobby a collaborative text editor, Inkscape a vector-based drawing program, GCompris a large collection of educational games for small children, and many more.
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