PeeWee PC Unveils Laptop For Children - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Infrastructure // PC & Servers
News
11/23/2010
03:01 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
The Real Impact of a Data Security Breach
Aug 02, 2017
In this webcast, experts discuss the real losses associated with a breach, both in the data center ...Read More>>

PeeWee PC Unveils Laptop For Children

The $599 Pivot 2.0 convertible tablet has a 10.1-inch rotating touch screen and comes with water-resistant keyboard, slip-resistant grips and security software.

PeeWee Pivot 2.0
(click image for larger view)
PeeWee Pivot 2.0

Computer products maker PeeWee PC has rolled out a rugged convertible laptop geared toward children called the PeeWee Pivot 2.0.

The laptop has a 10.1-inch touch screen display that rotates 180 degrees and lies flat on top of the keyboard. The touch screen has a standard 1,024 x 600 resolution. It is powered by Windows 7 and an Intel Atom N450 processor; 1 GB of memory, upgradeable to 2GB; a 160GB hard drive; and integrated graphics. The laptop weighs 3.7 pounds and measures 7.6 x 105 x 1.2 inches. The Pivot 2.0 comes preinstalled with 15 educational games, along with a stylus to use on the touch screen in a tablet format.

The laptop also features a water-resistant keyboard and is encased in a plastic shell with slip-resistant grips and a retractable handle. A 1.3-megapixel camera is at the top of the screen, which comes with two USB 2.0 ports, VGA and Ethernet ports and an SD card slot. The laptop has both wireless 802.11 a/b/n and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a 6-cell battery that lasts up to about five hours.

Two security suites are included with the Pivot 2.0 that enable parents to limit how much time children spend browsing and playing games. The PeeWee Patrol and Privacy feature also blocks any sites parents consider inappropriate and prevents children from changing any of the settings. Parents can also control the laptop remotely, view their children’s browsing history and take screen shots. In addition to the security settings, children can customize the laptop with buttons, icons and desktop features.

The PeeWee Pivot 2.0 competes against the Intel-powered Classmate convertible PC, which has similar features and launched last April.

The PeeWee Pivot 2.0 retails for $599 and comes with a standard one-year warranty and lifetime support. It is available now on the PeeWee PC website. Shipping is included.

The Coral Gables, Fla.-based PeeWee PC LLC has been making computers for children since 2003.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll