For me, that's what I really hear from their sales slogan:
"Growing children learn about the world around them by watching and copying "grown-ups". Why not equip them with the skills they will need in the future? JumPC is a notebook specifically designed to allow children to easily use a personal computer while having fun."
Yup, maybe they're right. Our kids usually copy-cat what their adults are doing, and wanted the same toys we're playing with. So when mommy or daddy come home with a new laptop, they'll want one too! ~LOL~
Since JumPC is for kids with age around 6-10 years old, don't be expecting powerful hardwares inside it:
- 900MHz Intel Celeron Mobile processor
- 915GMS chipset
- 512MB DDR 2 RAM
- 2GB of Flash storage or a 30GB HDD
- 7in, 800 x 480 display
- Two USB ports
- 10/100Mb/s Ethernet
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
- Windows XP Home Edition
- kid-friendly UI based on EasyBits’ Magic Desktop software
Ooops... maybe I'm wrong, but those specs up there are more powerful than my old PC that I'm still using. OMG, I should get one! ;-p But with price tag at 239 Pounds (US$478), it's still too pricey than netbooks nowadays.
The real pinch-hitter of this Intel's Classmate PC-based notebook is its Magic Desktop, it can protect system settings and allowing parents to control which programs children can access. Magic Desktop also features educational and entertainment programs and a web browser designed to ensure children don't visit inappropriate websites.
[blogged with my Treo 750v]