CM1: Toshiba brings Intel's Classmate tablet PC to Japan

It took a lot of time, but Toshiba is now ready to bring the Classmate tablet PC it created together with Intel to the Japanese market. Rebranded as “CM1” [press release in English], the goal is to go after the nation’s educational sector. Both companies involved also announced they will launch initiatives to “foster ICT environments in schools” in order to boost IT literacy among Japanese schoolkids.

Spec-wise, the CM1 offers the following:

  • 10.1-inch LCD touchscreen with 1,366×768 resolution and LED backlight
  • Intel Atom N450 CPU (1.66 GHz)
  • NM10 Express chipset
  • 160GB HDD, 2GB RAM
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
  • 2 USB ports
  • web cam, stereo speakers and microphone built-in
  • stylus support
  • Windows 7 Professional 32bit as the OS

Sized at 268×216×35.6〜57mm, the CM1 weighs about 1.8kg.

Toshiba plans to start marketing the tablet with an open price model in early August.