Hands On With Intel Classmate Tablet: So Far Just a Touchy,…

When news of the Classmate tablet broke yesterday » 8/21/08 4:10pm 8/21/08 4:10pm, it was hard to know what to think. In terms of specs, the device is a far sight better that the Classmate 2.0, but aside from the new tablet form factor, the diminutive netbook didn't seem to include any truly innovative new features. During the Intel Developer Forum…

Mystery Tablet Shown at Intel Event, Either the Classmate 3 or a Quad…

At the end of an otherwise tepid presentation » 8/19/08 8:10pm 8/19/08 8:10pm at the Intel Developer Forum today, Dadi Perimutter, head of Intel's Mobility Group, dropped a bomb (via PowerPoint) on his audience: a mysterious tablet device, which could well be the next generation of OLPC competitor. If that is the case, the OLPC might really have…

Intel Sells 500,000 Classmates Made in Portugal to Portugal

In its constant battle with the OLPC, Intel is selling half a million Classmate laptops to Portugal at maximum price of $78 each. An impressive deal... until they tell you they are going to make them in Portugal. I smell Euro-politics everywhere here. Well played, Senhor Intel. [The Register] » 7/31/08 3:45am 7/31/08 3:45am

Intel Classmate OS Will Be as Sugary as the OLPC

Intel's for-profit take on the OLPC concept will soon share a UI with its spiritual predecessor. Walter Bender, the guy who made the original child-friendly Sugar interface with the OLPC project, told PC Magazine that Sugar will be adapted to the Classmate PC. Intel had previously disassociated themselves with the OLPC … » 6/19/08 9:11pm 6/19/08 9:11pm

Intel Classmate Reviewed (Verdict: OLPC Killer)

While we haven't seen anywhere near the kind of buzz in geek circles for Intel's Classmate, it played a prominent, crushing role in the WSJ's slaughterfest OLPC article a couple weeks ago, since it's been picked up by Libya, Nigeria and Pakistan over the XO Laptop, in large part because it runs Windows and Office and… » 12/14/07 5:10pm 12/14/07 5:10pm