We haven’t seen the release of a kid-friendly tablet/netbook device in a while, but Kids Computers has a remedy to that. Their newest device that is aimed at kids is the Intel Classmate Tablet, which can be used both as a tablet and as a clamshell netbook. This computer features a 10.1″ LCD screen with 1024×600 resolution, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 160 GB hard drive. Other options for memory and storage are 2 GB and an SSD hard drive, respectively.
The tablet’s keyboard is water resistant and the screen is touch sensitive. There is also a pen that’s included with the device so that kids can draw on the screen. Other features of the tablet/netbook include Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and Windows XP Home. If 2 GB of RAM is purchased with the tablet, it can also be upgraded to the Windows 7 version for an additional cost. The Intel Classmate netbook will be equipped with a 4-celled battery. Pricing starts at $649 for the base model.