At the Intel Developer Forum, Intel announced the latest clamshell classmate PC design. IIt features increased ruggedness, longer battery life, improved water resistance and additional antfeatures increased ruggedness, longer battery life, improved water resistance and additional anti-mmicrobial protection.
The Intel Classmate PC 2010 in clamshell form-factor can survive a fall from 70cm, has the energy to keep working for 8+ hours, sustains liquid spills (up to 100cc) and even additional anti-microbial protection on keyboard. The device has special rubber cage for hard drive as well as special rubber protection for LCD monitor. The special coating of keyboard (and probably other frequently used parts) protects from bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, algae andyeast by creating a surface that retards the growth and colonization of microorganisms. yeast by creating a surface that retards the growth and colonization of microorganisms.
The new Classmate PC in clamshell form-factor is based on Pine Trail platform that is powered by Intel Atom processor with integrated graphics core and memory controller and is produced using 45nm process technology. The systems will continue to feature 10" screens.