The retail price of the Intel student-based tablet netbook system, the Intel Classmate PC, has been confirmed. It is now available from CTL in the USA for $549.
The price is a bit higher than we’d hoped for, as it is a device meant for wide distribution among students and other low-end consumers. Hopefully this big number was worked into Intel’s plan for hawking the device, because if it wasn’t, the Classmate PC will surely sink. We definitely laud Intel for putting the new tablet netbook out there, but praise is less important than price when it comes to getting the thing sold.
Be sure to check out our feature on the Intel Classmate PC for all the specs.