Netbooks are not new things, but Asus, in conjunction with Disney have released the Disney Netpal Netbook. Aimed at children (obviously), this is a fairly standard Asus netbook with a number of additions aimed at helping parents protect their children from dangers on the Internet whilst still allowing them to play whatever it is they are allowed to play.
There are two variants – a “magic” blue one for boys and a “princess” pink one for girls.
The specifications are shown below :
|Operating System||Genuine Windows® XP Home|
|Display||8.9″ LED-backlit WSVGA screen (1024×600)|
|Intel CPU & Chipset||Intel® Atom™ N270|
|Memory||1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM|
|Hybrid Storage||160GB HDD
10GB Eee Storage*
*Eee Storage service is complimentary for the first 18 months. Please register account information for 6 months extension (depend on country) *Availability is dependent on selected model.
|Wireless Data Network||WLAN 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz
Bluetooth2.1 + EDR*
*Availability is dependent on selected model.
|Audio||Hi-definition audio CODEC
Built-in stereo speakers
|Input / Output||1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor)
3 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x LAN RJ-45
2 x audio jacks: Headphone / Mic-in
Card Reader: MMC/ SD(SDHC)
|Battery||4200mAh Polymer, 5hrs**|
|Dimensions||248mm (W) x 173mm (D) x 24~28.7mm (H)|
|Weight||1.1Kg (with Battery)|
|Infusion||Princess Pink, Magic Blue|
The packaging is very small and neat.
Yes, as you can see above, even the cardboard has the Disney logo on it!
WHATS IN THE BOX?
The box contains the power supply, a DVD, the netbook and some manuals.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE NETBOOK
Just as you would expect from any netbook these days, you have the usual assortment of ports.
The addition is the Mickey Mouse webcam and the Disney logo on below the screen.
STARTING IT UP
Kids can dress their desktops with themes inspired by popular characters from Disney and Disney?Pixar including Cars, Club Penguin, Disney Classic Characters, Disney Fairies, Disney Princess, Vintage Mickey Mouse, Toy Story and WALL-E. Hannah Montana and JONAS styles, are also available.
The Disney Netbook provides hours of fun with applications made just for kids—Disney Mix to manage your media, Disney Pix to edit/create photos and Radio Disney that provides live streaming. The Disney Netbook by ASUS also includes a driving game, memory game and photo scrapbook.