Dell's new 10-inch netbook designed specifically for students will be first given to the sixth-grade math class at the all-girls public school in Austin, Texas, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.
The contribution of 30 Dell Latitude 2100 netbooks builds on the company's longstanding commitment to enabling widespread access to technology in classrooms. Each of the systems will come with ePals Classroom Match web-based software which allows teachers and students to connect and share projects with another classroom more than 6,000 miles away.
This global launch of the Latitude 2100 expands Dell's growing presence in the rapidly-emerging netbook product category.
The Latitude 2100 netbook has unique features like primary colors and a durable, easy to grip 'rubberized' case that is easy for students to carry and use safely. It also offers a Network Activity Light, enabling teachers to monitor Internet connectivity on the netbook lid. An optional touchscreen is a first for an education netbook.
The Latitude 2100 also features options like a keyboard with antimicrobial protection (U.S. only), solid state drives, quick-connect handles, shoulder straps and a webcam.
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders is a unique all-girls public school founded to educate young women and give them the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in college, in their careers, and in their communities.
The school's college preparatory program focuses on the whole girl and includes an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math complimented by a strong liberal-arts curriculum and components in leadership development, wellness, and service learning.