NEC has just unveiled the “Generation”, a secure notebook designed specifically for educational purposes. Weighing just 4.85 pounds, the “Generation” is very manageable and packs all the amenities you could want in an entry-level notebook. An Intel Centrino Processor (i915GM chipset), 512MB DDR memory, 40GB hard drive, and dual layer DVD drive make any simple task a snap. The vivid 14-inch widescreen TFT-LCD display is ideal for watching DVDs. Prices start at $1,126. “A major advantage of the Generation is that its usage rights can be defined for the child by a parent or teacher when first booting up the laptop. These rights are linked to the child’s login, which to the end user is a mere fingerprint – meaning no password to remember.” [BIOS]

NEC has just unveiled the “Generation”, a secure notebook designed specifically for educational purposes. Weighing just 4.85 pounds, the “Generation” is very manageable and packs all the amenities you could want in an entry-level notebook. An Intel Centrino Processor (i915GM chipset), 512MB DDR memory, 40GB hard drive, and dual layer DVD drive make any simple task a snap. The vivid 14-inch widescreen TFT-LCD display is ideal for watching DVDs. Prices start at $1,126. “A major advantage of the Generation is that its usage rights can be defined for the child by a parent or teacher when first booting up the laptop. These rights are linked to the child’s login, which to the end user is a mere fingerprint – meaning no password to remember.” [BIOS]