Tiny laptop helps Intel move into future.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 10:09pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 10:23am

When the chips are down, Intel feels the pain.

A recent drop in quarterly company earnings 90% has the world’s largest chip company looking for something new.

So Intel went into the classroom to see what kids want when it comes to technology.

Intel’s Lila Ibrahim showed us the company’s latest model.

A laptop called “Classmate” that takes advantage of the fact that while consumers are spending less, the education market is still growing around the world.

“We’ve actually seen quite a significant growth and the commitment from the governments to bring technology into schools,” Ibrahim said.

And that’s potentially good news for Intel.

Its chips are inside ten of netbooks, bridging the digital divide while letting young people write, take photos and design anywhere they go.

Ease to us because it’s the product used in classroom research.

“If it’s something that belongs to them they want to take it with them. Take it into the corner and work with their friends or put their desks together. So having that mobility aspect was really important as well as having something to hold onto that is theirs,” Ibrahim said.

The hope is that if kids get comfortable with laptop technology now they will be customers in the future when they can afford to buy them on their own.

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Thanks for the highly interesting article and video here. Intel made a really great job making these tiny laptops. I am 100% sure that it is the future of technology. BUT. I don't think that Intel is the main producer of laptops nowadays. I think that there are better firms such as Acer, HP, Dell and I think that they will make laptops even better. I have purchased the tiny one from Dell last week. The HP Pavilion DV6000 Battery inside it is so tiny that you couldn't believe in it. Moreover it lasts 5 hours. I think it is unbelievable. However there is no surprise that technology and innovations are growing up. I think that we will be able to see more crazy things invented soon. Thanks one more time for the interesting stuff and keep them coming in the future too

Thanks for the highly interesting article and video here. Intel made a really great job making these tiny laptops. I am 100% sure that it is the future of technology. BUT. I don't think that Intel is the main producer of laptops nowadays. I think that there are better firms such as Acer, HP, Dell and I think that they will make laptops even better. I have purchased the tiny one from Dell last week. The dell battery inside it is so tiny that you couldn't believe in it. Moreover it lasts 5 hours. I think it is unbelievable. However there is no surprise that technology and innovations are growing up. I think that we will be able to see more crazy things invented soon. Thanks one more time for the interesting stuff and keep them coming in the future too.

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