Super-restrictive netbooks boast more parental control
Dell has launched a new netbook designed especially for children - the Latitude 2100. There are many features that will certainly appeal to kids: it has a 10.1-inch touchscreen, weighs just 2.91 lbs, and comes in a choice of five colors. A built-in shoulder strap and quick-connect handles make it easier to carry around. A special slot on the hinge allows children to personalize their computer by entering their name, school, etc.
Other kid-friendly features include a tough rubber exterior, and an anti-microbial keyboard helps prevent the spread of germs. Kids might despise it, but parents and teachers will appreciate the network activity light on the lid, which begins flashing when a browser or chat application is opened. This feature can't be disabled, so covert web surfing is impossible.