Monday, October 5

Best Netbooks Asus Disney Netpal

Best Netbooks for Kids - Asus Disney Netpal Netbook

Asus Disney Netpal Netbook for Kids
Is the Asus Disney Netpal one of the best netbooks ever ? Well beauty is in the eye of the beholder of course but we have no doubt that for some 6 - 12 year olds this Netbook for kids will look very beautiful ! Don't forget Christmas is fast approaching and netbooks make excellent gifts - we all know that kids don't like tablets.

With the Disney Netpal, Asus claim to have made computing fun, safe and easy. Asus Disney Netpal Netbook BlueCertainly it looks like more fun than a plain black box and may encourage your kids to experiment more with a computer. It comes with safety features of course to prevent them accessing stuff they shouldn't be seeing. So for the target audience we would argue this is certainly one of the best netbooks available. If you are wondering what is the difference between a netbook and a notebook see - the difference between Netbooks and Notebooks

Asus states that thanks to the magical world of Disney the Netpal is fun to use. It is packed with applications and games just for kids. The interface and setup are easy. The browser and email are already set up with the necessary parental controls to make surfing the web a safe experience.

The Disney Netpal features Disney-inspired graphics and a webcam lens shaped like Mickey mouse, capturing the essence of "Disney magic". It comes in two colors - Princess Pink and Magic Blue.

The Disney Desktop lets kids brighten up their desktops with Disney themes Disney·Pixar’s cast of animated characters.

Disney Applications and Games
The Disney Netpal features a range of applications made just for kids — Disney Mix, Disney Pix for editing/creating photos and Radio Disney with live streaming. There is also a driving game, a memory game and a photo scrapbook.

Radio Disney gives live access to Radio Disney and lets kids request songs and send a “shout out” that could be broadcast on air.

The design of the Disney Netpal is durable and child-friendly with a reinforced design and a spill-proof keyboard, plus ShockShield Data Protection that prevents data loss in the event of impacts. The battery is a "stable embedded polymer battery" which prevents kids from removing the battery and any electrical danger.

The batteries in the Netpal stay charged for up to 5 hours.

It is now in stock in a number of places including Amazon at a price of $350. For kids the Asus Disney Netpal certainly is one of the best netbooks for kids around.

Specifications :

Dimensions 248mm x 173mm x 24~28.7mm (8.9 inches)
Weight 1.1kg with battery
Display 1024x600 Display
Atom N270 processor
1GB RAM (they say it's upgradeable to 2GB but they refuse to do it and so does anyone else - so it's 1GB - forget about the upgrade!)
Windows XP Home
5-hour battery.
Camera 0.3 M Pixels
Audio Hi-definition audio CODEC
Built-in stereo speakers
Analog Mic
Input / Output 1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor)
3 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x LAN RJ-45
2 x audio jacks: Headphone / Mic-in
To compare the Dell Inspiron Mini Nickelodeon netbook for kids click here Dell Mini Nickelodeon
For other contenders for best notebooks see Asus Eee PC 1005HA Netbook

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