CES 2012: Lenovo unveils its new Classmate +, now more resilient and longer battery life

Lenovo announced its new second-generation Classmate + that promises improved performance, increased battery life and a more rugged design. Both systems will be available in traditional and convertible based on the Intel Learning Series, powered by the new Intel Atom processor. “As the No. 1 computer maker in relation to education, we are committed to optimizing products for students from around the world through our solutions designed for teaching,” said Michael Schmedlen, Director of Lenovo’s Global Education.

“By partnering with Intel to create new laptops, the Lenovo Classmate + + Convertible Classmate traditional, we show that mobile computing can be adapted to any learning environment, regardless of location and budget,” said Schmedlen. This equipment has an anti-glare 10.1-inch screen (with touch capabilities as the convertible model), Intel Atom N2600 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, 320 GB HDD or an SSD of 32 GB. Includes a 2 megapixel camera, 3 USB ports, VGA output and an optional HDMI port. And with a 6 cell battery this laptop offers battery life of up to 10 hours.

It is designed for rugged use of students, because with its new hard shell, it has a waterproof keyboard and reinforced steel hinges that are stronger than the previous models. The new Classmate + will be available from January, but are limited to the educational sector and government through Lenovo business partners. The price varies according to market regional taxes, tariffs and configuration options.