June 17, 2009
Disney ASUS netbooks for your little ones
These days everyone has a laptop or a notebook or a netbook or a palmtop, etc. even children do, so much that there are cases where just at 5 they request one for their birthday. Now, when they (if they
are between 6 and 12) do, you can give this one as a gift. Disney has tied up with ASUS to launch their series of branded netbooks. It is supposed to be like a “Baby’s First Laptop”. They are kid-proof and kid-friendly, and pack plenty of power to boot. These Netpals, also known as the ASUS MK90 and MK90H, comes with a spill-proof keyboard and ShockShield protection that should save data in a fall. It also has more than 40 robust parental control options, which is good news for the parents of the over-curious lot. It comes in Princess Pink and Magic Blue and offer customizable themes that kids can set to their favorite Disney films and characters, including Club Penguin, WALL-E, Hannah Montana, and JONAS. The netbooks also come with a sizable software bundle, including Disney-branded media-management software (Disney Mix), photo software (Disney Pix), games, widgets, and more, that all launch from the Disney Magic Desktop.
It runs on an Intel Atom N270 processor, with 1GB of DDR2 RAM. It includes an 8.9-inch LED-backlit screen with a 1,024-by-600 resolution. The ASUS MK90H offers a 160GB spinning drive, while the MK90, exclusive to Toys ‘R’ Us, will have a 16GB solid-state drive. They both have a VGA port, 3 USB ports, an Ethernet jack, audio-out and Mic-in, a multi-card reader, and a 0.3-megapixel webcam. Both systems offer 802.11 b/g/n and ASUS promises 5 hours of battery life and run on Windows XP Home. The Netpal will be available in late July and will be sold at $349.99.
Via – [Gizmodiva]