The Kano PC laptop will be equipped with a touch screen, and it will work under Windows.
Microsoft and educational startup Kano, which specializes in computer kits, have entered into an agreement whose goal is to create a portable computer designed exclusively for children.
The development was called Kano PC. The laptop is equipped with a touch screen and will run Windows 10S, a lightweight version of the OS. The computer is based on a 4-core Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor with a clock frequency of 1.44 GHz. The amount of RAM is GB, and the storage capacity is 64 GB (can be expanded using a microSD card). There is an HDMI port, a headphone jack, a microphone, 2 USB ports, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules.
The device will be delivered as a kit. Externally, the laptop reflects the design of the Surface PC. It has an 11.6-inch display, which is fixed on the keyboard, which also acts as a cover. The case is transparent so that the user can see all its components. The device comes preinstalled with a set of learning apps. According to the manufacturers themselves, it was designed "specially for the class of the 21st century."
Using the Kano PC, kids can build their first computer with instructions in a colorful storybook. And using the pre-installed software, they will learn the basics of programming, be able to understand the principles of computers, master the basics of creating computer graphics. Also included will be an educational version of Minecraft.
The Kano PC is available for pre-order on the Kano website for $299.99. Sales will start on October 21 in the US, Canada and the UK.
This is not the first development of Kano. Previously, the startup produced computer kits for self-assembly, but they were based on Raspberry Pi and its own Kano operating system, which is not suitable for everyone. This time, young users will get a more convenient Windows 10, even in a lighter edition.