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Photos: Budget laptops for UK kids

Intel cooking up a storm and a Fizz…
By Ahsanul Islam, Contributor on
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Intel cooking up a storm and a Fizz…

With its inspiration coming from the One Laptop Per Child initiative, Intel has teamed up with Zoostorm to launch a budget laptop for school kids in the UK.

It is based on the second generation Intel Classmate PC - part of the One Laptop Per Child initiative, and is called the Fizzbook. It includes a fully functioning Windows XP operating system and comes with the Intel Atom chip processor.

The mini laptop can be used for learning activities as well as general computer tasks such as surfing the internet, playing media and, of course, games.

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Zoostorm claims the Fizzbook is the first fully featured laptop designed around the needs of children aged six to 14. The laptop has been ruggedised and made splash proof to ensure it's 'kid-proof'.

The launch model costs £199 and includes a seven-inch colour screen , 512MB of memory, 4GB storage, wireless connectivity, two USB ports, an SD card reader and four and a half hours of battery life.

Photo Credit: Zoostorm

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Sion Roberts, director of Zoostorm, said in a statement: "The Fizzbook is the type of product parents can feel good about buying and children actually want. The educational and office software make it a great aid to learning and development."

The Fizzbook goes on sale from September with an upgraded model already in the pipeline and slated for release January next year. For £70 more it will feature a bigger screen, 1GB of internal memory, 30GB of hard drive space and a low-range webcam.

Photo Credit: Ahsanul Islam/silicon.com

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