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Disney and Asustek launch netbook for kids
Press release, June 18; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 18 June 2009]

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) and Asustek Computer have collaborated to develop the Disney Netpal, a netbook for children.

Developed with parents and kids in mind, the Disney Netpal is durable with a reinforced mechanical design, while offering a unique Disney user interface. The netbook features an 8.9-inch LCD display, Wi-Fi, Windows XP Home, kid-friendly software and around 40 parental control options, noted the companies.

The Disney Netpal will be available in late July in two models with prices based on features. The Disney Netpal is designed for kids ages 6-12. Retailers include Toys R Us and Amazon, and the suggested retail price is US$349.99. Carrying cases will also be available separately.

Disney Netpal netbook specifications

Model

Disney Netpal MK90

Disney Netpal MK90H

Operating system

Windows XP Home

Windows XP Home

Display

8.9-inch LED-backlit WSVGA screen

8.9-inch LED-backlit WSVGA screen

CPU

Intel Atom N270

Intel Atom N270

WLAN

802.11 b/g/n

802.11 b/g/n

Memory

DDR2 1GB

DDR2 1GB

Storage

16GB SSD

160GB HDD

Camera

0.3-megapixel

0.3-megapixel

Reader

MMC and SD (SDHC supported)

MMC and SD (SDHC supported)

Battery

4200mAh Polymer

4200mAh Polymer

Weight

1kg with battery

1.2kg with battery

Colors

Pink and blue

Pink and blue

Source: Companies, compiled by Digitimes, June 2009

Disney Netpal netbook

Disney Netpal netbook
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