Toshiba Laptop for Kids
Toshiba L635 Laptop for Kids with Internet Access
Toshiba Kids Laptop with Internet Access
If you are looking for a laptop for kids or even a netbook for kids this Christmas then you must check out the latest laptop from Toshiba (see video presentation below) designed for and by kids in collaboration with Best Buy. The laptop in question is the new Toshiba Satellite® L635 Kids’ PC, which is also their first laptop designed specifically for kids aged 5 - 10. Kids have special needs when it comes to a laptop - first it needs to be interesting, second it needs to be kidproof and third it needs to give safe Internet access.
The Toshiba laptop for kids is basically the Satellite L635, a normal13-inch laptop, covered with a rubber neon membrane. The gray rubber membrane with splashes of neon was chosen by kids. Toshiba calls it "wipeable" (not spill-resistant), so it is not recommended that you let your kids spill their favorite drink on the keyboard.
Toshiba Kids Laptop Features
Toshiba L635 Laptop for Kids
- Wipeable keyboard !
- Screen resists fingerprints.
- Pre-loaded with KidZui, an internet browser designed specifically for kids.
- Pre-loaded with NetNanny so you can watch what they do in the Internet.
- Pre-loaded with 2 Disney movies and LEGO Batman game.
- Toshiba laptops are among the most durable on the market
- The new kids’ laptop is on the market at $499 but apparently only from Best Buy starting September 26.
Toshiba laptop for Kids Video
To get the laptop under the $500 Toshiba stripped down the normal version by giving the kids version an Intel Celeron DC4600 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, and a 160GB hard drive, so not the fastest laptop on the market. The 13.3-inch screen makes it bigger than a netbook but not big by laptop standards.
It also has a DVD burner, 3 USB ports, a memory card reader, and Ethernet.
Toshiba have teamed up with the retailer Best Buy to produce and market a laptop specifically designed for kids, which would normally mean something that is low grade and cheap. However, the Toshiba Satellite L635 is far from being a low grade laptop and come to think of it, this laptop is not cheap either.
The Toshiba Satellite L635 is being sold at Best Buy with a starting price of $499
Intel Celeron processor P4600
3MB cache and 2.0GHz processor speed.
2GB DDR3 memory
Expandable to 8GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data
13.3" LED-backlit TFT high-definition widescreen display
TruBrite technology and 1366 x 768 resolution for movies and games in stunning clarity.
Mobile Intel HD graphics
Feature 64-763MB dynamically allocated shared video memory for lush images and vivid detail.
250GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
For fast read/write times. Toshiba hard drive impact sensor helps protect your hard drive.
Built-in webcam and microphone
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, miniSD, microSD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and MultiMediaCard formats (shared slot; adapter may be required, not included).
2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.
Just 1.5" thin
For easy portability.
Battery life - up to 4 hours and 28 minutes
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Silverlight. Microsoft Office Starter 2010 also included (product key card required for activation; sold separately).
Internet filtering service (1 year) preloaded.
Kid-friendly Internet browser (1 year) also preloaded.
ENERGY STAR qualified - to use less energy and meet strict energy efficiency guidelines