Second Generation Classmate+ Laptop from Lenovo Learns a Lesson in Toughness

Paul Lilly

Lenovo this week added a new student to its education roster, the second generation Classmate+ laptop. It's available in both clamshell and convertible laptop form factors and based on the Intel Learning Series , which are purpose built netbooks with full PC functionality designed especially for students K-8 with enhanced ruggedness, added security features, Atom processors, and increased battery life.

"As the world’s #1 PC maker in education, we’re committed to enhancing learning via our platform of PC solutions designed for students," said Michael Schmedlen , director, worldwide education, Lenovo. "By joining with Intel to create the new Lenovo Classmate+ Clamshell and Classmate+ Convertible laptops, we’re demonstrating how mobile computing fits into any learning environment, no matter the location or budget."

The new Classmate+ netbooks feature a keyboard with enhanced water resistance, a tougher corner design, reinforced steel hinge, and strengthened DC jack, Lenovo says. Specs consist of a 10.1-inch screen, Atom N2600 processor, up to 2GB of DDR3 memory, up to 320GB of hard drive storage or up to a 32GB SSD, three USB ports, VGA and optional HDMI connectivity, and a 6-cell battery good for up to 10 hours of run time.

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