Dell has unveiled a new educational laptop for kids that is designed to be more durable than previous models. The Latitude 13 is more kid-friendly, with a spill resistant keyboard, rubberized edges, a scratch proof Gorilla Glass screen, and a hinge that moves the screen one 180 degrees.
The only way it is not kid-friendly is that when the computer is connected to the internet via WiFi, the teacher will know due to a white LED light at the top of the machine. This will indicate that a student is on the Internet. The laptop, which is currently available for a starting price of $539, is of the same type as Dell’s previous business model, writes Dana Wollman.
According to Michael Prospero’s article, the laptop runs on Windows because that complies with most school districts’ current investments. \Buyers can choose between Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and a touch screen and non touch screen version. The non-touch variation will be 13 x 9.6 x 0.89-1.34 inches and weigh alittle under four pounds. The touch type Latitude will be a bit bigger at 0.96-1.01 inches and weigh alittle over four pounds. Buyers can also choose between a four cell battery, which would endure throughout the school day, or a six cell battery life, which would last longer than that. The Latitude boasts a 13.3-inch 1366-by-768-pixel screen, and eight gigabites of RAM maximum.
Author Michael Endler writes that the new Latitude 13 will also have USB, HDMI, Ethernet, and Mini DisplayPort connections, in addition to an SD card slot and an HD webcam. Dell Data Protection, security, and management options are also included with the new machine.
In his article, Endler also discussed the new Dell mobile cart for computers, which is coming out in April at a price starting at $799.
At the end of his article, Endler focuses his discussion on the importance of the educational system to Dell: