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By 10 August 2010 | Categories: gizmos

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Edutain’s Convertible Classmate isn’t just a plaything. It’s a fully functional netbook aimed at the younger generation featuring a 9" touch-screen which can be flipped over to offer tablet PC functionality.  
 
It weighs only 1.2 kg and runs on Intel’s Atom 1.6 GHz processor with 1 GB of RAM and a 60 GB hard-drive, on par with what you receive in a regular netbook. It also includes two USB ports, a memory card slot, webcam and wireless LAN – quite impressive for such a small fellow. 
 
The keyboard is slightly smaller which makes it just about right for smaller hands, while it’s also thankfully water resistant. The Classmate seems durable and we thought the carry-handle incorporated in the design is a nice touch.
 
Edutain also offers a number of educational software  packages that can run on the Classmate including the 2 Simple titles (including 2 Type to learn to type and 2 Animate for simple animations) and the Big Boet math series retailing for R280 each. 
 
The Classmate tablet PC sells for R4995 from Edumall (www.edumall.co.za) on 011-450-4578.

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