MPC Releases Laptop Designed for Elementary Students
MPC Corp. has announced the release of its TXTbook PC, a mobile computer designed specifically for students in grades K through 6. Based on the Intel-powered classmate PC, the new offering is intended to give schools and parents a cost-effective solution for younger students' technology needs.
The TXTbook PC is built on the latest Intel Atom processor, running at 1.6 GHz, and providing up to five hours of battery life. The computer has an 8.9-inch display, a built-in Webcam, wired and wireless networking capability, and support for USB peripherals. The portable device also sports a hard-drive that is based on MP3 player technology and an impact-resistant case.
"Everything about TXTbook is optimized for kids," said Deborah Herrud, product marketing manager for MPC Computers. "At less than three pounds, it's lightweight and easy to carry with a built-in handle. The keyboard is approximately 70 percent the size of a normal notebook computer and the footprint is small enough to fit on a child's desk and makes it easy for a student to see over the top of the display and follow what their teacher is doing."
MPC has priced the TXTbook PC starting at $499 and is currently accepting orders.
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