Sunday, July 20, 2008

JumPC, notebook for kids is now in UK

Every parents will do anything for their little ones... Perhaps that is the real reason why Actronix released JumPC at UK?

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
  • Webcam
  • 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.

Sources are from The Register & PCW Business Center.

[blogged with my Treo 750v]

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