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Dell delivers 10.1-Inch netbook for education segment

Dell set a new standard in education technology with the launch of a netbook influenced by the needs ofstudents, the Latitude 2100. The Latitude 2100 is also ideal for any business or public institution that needs affordable, durable, Internet-ready devices for email and collaboration.

Inspired by close cooperation with hundreds of students, teachers, parents and administrators, Dell designers created a purpose-built education netbook that focuses on what’s most important – learning. The Latitude 2100 is part of Dell’s connected classroom ? innovative technology products, services, software and training that make learning in the digital age a reality. With the Latitude 2100, students can access enhanced learning resources and digital content on a school network or via the Internet. As a result, the Latitude 2100 blends into student life, from lesson plans to homework, increasing time spent learning versus managing technology.

The Latitude 2100 has unique features for schools like bright primary colors and a more rugged, ‘rubberized’ design that is easier for children to carry and use safely. It also offers wireless connectivity that can be monitored by the teacher with a Network Activity Light on the netbook lid. An optional touchscreen is a first for an education netbook and makes the Latitude 2100 a perfect choice for enhanced student interaction, assessment, and for special education teaching. The Latitude 2100 also offers administrators a range of services making it easier to deploy and manage.

Additional options include: solid-state drives, quick-connect handles and shoulder straps for carrying, and a webcam. The Latitude 2100 is backed by Dell’s  business service and support.

The Latitude 2100 extends Dell’s Latitude range and joins the Latitude XT tablet and semi -ruggedized Latitude E6400 ATG as systems designed to meet the exacting needs of customers across a range of private and public sector organizations with specific mobile computing requirements. Enterprises and public sector customers looking for a business-class netbook will be attracted to the Latitude 2100 for activities ranging from employee training to order fulfillment or when a secondary system is required by their workforce.

Key features:
• The “student-rugged” Latitude 2100 is designed to absorb the daily bumps and bruises of a crowded playground or backpack. Offered in five colors – School Bus Gold, Chalkboard Black, Ball Field Green, Blue Ribbon and Schoolhouse Red– the Latitude 2100 comes with a 10.1-inch screen and a unique “four-square-ball-style” rubber casing, making it easy for little hands to grip the netbook.

• The system is available with a personalized window on the back of the battery pack where the school logo or name can be displayed, allowing schools to personalize or easily identify systems.

• Equipped with a wireless communication suite and optional webcam, the Latitude 2100 enables productive days filled with collaboration, exploration and easy uploading of assignments. A Network Activity Light on the lid helps teachers monitor network use and identify students who may be surfing the Internet.

• The Latitude 2100 also includes:

  • Choice of XP Home, Vista Home Basic and Linux Ubuntu 
  • Intel Atom processor N270 
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity coupled with a full suite of wireless communication options
  • 2.91lb* (1.32kg) starting at weight with 3-cell battery
  • Hard or solid state drives for increased durability 
  • Three-cell or six-cell battery 
  • Three-in-one Media Card Reader
  • Optional External DVD+/-RW via USB
  • VGA port
  • Clean bottom is vent-free to avoid any intrusion from spills
  • Optional  webcam Key management features can allow IT administrators to lower overall ownership cost and speed up deployment:
  • More durable design that means a longer product life
  • Remote management for easier administration

• Coming soon, the Latitude 2100 is available with a Mobile Computing Station that equips classrooms with a cart to store securely, manage and network up to 24 netbooks with one Ethernet and power cord.




Latitude 2100 has unique features for schools like bright primary colours and a more rugged, ?rubberized? design that is easier for children to carry and use safely

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