‘Disney’ and ‘Netbooks’ may be the two terms that not used together, but soon Disney will coming out with a Disney branded netbook called Netpal. This netbook will be targeted towards the kids that are between 6-12 years of age.
The Netpal will come with an Atom processor and an 8.9-inch screen. As far as colors are concerned, you will have choice of two colors: “Princess Pink” and “Magic Blue”.
ASUS will also include a ‘kid-friendly’ interface on top of Windows-XP including some themes built around Mickey Mouse, Cars, Toy Story, Wall-E etc. Also, since it is meant for small children and they will be stepping into the big-bad world of Internet, parental controls are very much needed in order to stop your child from viewing “you-know-what”. In addition to that, the kids can only correspond via email to those people which are approved by the parents.
For storage, you have two options. Either you can go in for the 16GB SSD or 160GB HDD. Going for 16GB SSD would be better option as the kids may not put the unit into standby (or put in into hibernation) before moving it around.
The Netpal will be available at Toys R Us and Amazon.com and will be modestly priced at $350.
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