Sunday, April 6, 2008
The Classmate PC
So I've been holding the Classmate for about a week and a half now, and I've said it and I'll say it again. I am going to sorely miss this lil' baby when I return it, anytime now.
What I adore about the Classmate PC its it's size. Many girls, and the more petite ones mind you, have stared in awe, as I rattle away on the Classmate's keyboard. Just like any miniaturized gadget nowadays, it is perfectly possible to adapt to its new interfaces, whether physical ones like the keyboard, or software-based interfaces. The external snap-on case also makes it so uber convenient - in two seconds I can jump from fervently rushing my work to snapping the PC close, gathering my things, and walking out of the train without having a thousand peripherals trailing behind me, or worse, falling away one by one.
The other major plus point for a self-professed buffalo like me is it's monstrous durability, and this as a personal choice makes it a very clear winner over the decidedly more sexy EEE PC. I've had such immense fun shocking the watery shit out of my friends by casually tossing the Classmate behind my back. For once, the combination of the crashing sound and the strangled cries as they feel unneeded pain for the Classmate is just hilarious music to my ears.
My dad was so impressed by its features that he's asking me to get one. I do hope to get it. Then it would save me from having to drag my big boulder of a Macbook Pro around by default.
Love ya baby. See ya soon...
The Intel-powered Classmate PC has just released its second generation. Read all about it at the official website.