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Intel Keeps its Promise; Launches Classmate Netbook Line with Cedar Trail CPU's

In September 2011, Intel promised its new Classmate PC family line would be powered by the company's Atom processor, also known as "Cedar Trail." The company has kept its promise by unveiling the renovated Classmate PC line featuring Atom Cedar Trail CPU in the recently held Consumer Electronics Show.

Alongside Cedar Trail, the new Classmate also features some drastic improvements - this projecting itself as a formidable opponent in the global netbook market.

According to the company, the new Atom Cedar Trail CPU will help the Classmate line to maintain 10-hour battery life on a single charge.

The exterior has also undergone some significant changes - it is more rugged than ever now. The company has also made the corners of the Classmate case much stronger, thus enabling the device to withstand some rough handling.

And when it comes to connectivity, the new product line boasts of HDMI video output and a USB 2.0 port.

"To succeed in today's global economy, students need to develop 21st century skills like problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration," said Kapil Wadhera, general manager of Intel's Education Market Platforms Group, PC Mag reports.

"Technology solutions that are purpose-built for education play a key role in supporting the development of these skills, and we look forward to further enriching the education experience with our new platforms," he added.