One to One on the Cheap
One-to-one computing in schools will be delivered via a traditional budget notebook or desktop PC, right? Wrong, there are now a whole slew of different hardware choices for pairing kids with computers, including Fourier’s innovative NovaCentro. The 2.4-pound portable comes with a color screen, 624MHz processor, 128MB of system memory and 256MB of flash memory for storing programs, data and all sorts of projects. Rather than Windows XP, you can get the NovaCentro with either Linux or Windows CE, and it comes with a slew of educational software. Its battery provides 8 hours and costs about $500.