CTL 2Go E10 Classmate PC for Kids Hands-On: Durable, But Teddy Bears…

I wouldn't be caught carrying CTL's 2Go E10 Classmate PC around. And I bet neither would Kylie. Meant for kids and classrooms, the new 10-inch netbook may be durable, but it looks like an outdated netbook for kiddies. » 9/14/09 12:00pm 9/14/09 12:00pm

OLPC Origin: Bittersweet Success and Future of the XO Laptop

When I met with Nicholas Negroponte not long ago, he laughed at the coverage he'd received through the past few years, including our own portrayal of Intel chairman Craig Barrett and him as Beavis and Butthead. Far more hurtful have been the admonitions of his own former staffers who feel he has mismanaged the OLPC… » 8/28/08 2:40pm 8/28/08 2:40pm

Next-Gen Classmate Tablet Surfaces at Intel Developer Forum

Brazilian blog Zumo » 8/20/08 5:49pm 8/20/08 5:49pm unearthed these pics of the Classmate Tablet PC at IDF, but the touchscreen netbook apparently isn't the Classmate 3.0. Zumo says this is a Classmate 2.0 in tablet form. The touchscreen netbook will have a 1.6 GHz Atom Processor, SSD, 8.9-inch screen, SD card slot, 2 USB Ports, and VGA out.…

Windows XP Home Gets 2 Year Stay of Execution Thanks to Budget Laptops

Originally set to get the axe at the end of June, XP Home got a call from the brass at Microsoft, delaying its demise for at least another 2-3 years. Not surprisingly, the reason was the increasing popularity of budget laptops like the Asus Eee PC and Intel's Classmate PC. Microsoft has vowed to keep XP on the market… » 4/03/08 7:20pm 4/03/08 7:20pm

Nigeria Settles on Mandriva Linux, Not Windows, for its Classmate PCs

The Nigerian government finally agreed to run Mandriva's Linux build on its portion of an order of 17,000 Intel Classmate PCs. The 2GB Wi-Fi laptops were initially scheduled to have Mandriva Linux, but then Microsoft apparently got into a bidding war, offering up a low-priced Windows version. On Halloween, things… » 11/12/07 10:14am 11/12/07 10:14am

The OLPC Gets Handed Its Ass...Again

Intel and Microsoft have shipped 150,000 of their "Classmate PCs" to the Libyan government, beating the OLPC to the market there. OLPC is expected to ship 1.2 million of their laptops to Libya, but that may prove difficult given the recent news regarding production problems. [BetaNews] » 10/31/07 7:56pm 10/31/07 7:56pm

Intel Joins OLPC Team

The two biggest rivals aiming to distribute laptops to the third-world shorties—Intel, develper of the Classmate PC, and One Laptop Per Child led by Nick Negroponte—have shaken hands and buried the hatchet, says the AP. Here's the skinny: » 7/13/07 11:22am 7/13/07 11:22am

Nobody mentioned taking back , but surely that's in the agreement somewhere. []

Asustek To Build $249 Classmate PC


It would seem that the shorties in developing countries are a hot new market indeed. Last month, we reported that Asustek, makers of the Asus-branded laptops, would be introducing a flash-based $199 laptop. Well, economics being how they are, the price is now looking like $249 (at the low-end, on up to $400), and the… » 5/04/07 10:30am 5/04/07 10:30am