zoostorm is a UK-based company that designs and manufactures laptop and desktop computers, as well as peripheral devices. It has just launched a new laptop on the market, called Fizzbook and dedicated to children between the ages of 6-14 years.
The Fizzbook children laptop is available at Argos in the United Kingdom at a price of £279.99 and represents the first full-featured model destined to little kids.
In the 23.8 x 19.5 x 4.2″ cm system weighting 1.39Kg it integrates the low-power consuming Intel Atom processor technology, wireless connectivity and support for office applications.
Unlike other mini laptop computers, it provides a long battery life of up to 4.5 hours, during which a child gets access to different applications including Maths and English educational, while supporting connectivity to the IT framework of UK schools.
Parents can control their children access and the laptop comes also with educational pre-loaded games meant to combine learning with fun.
It runs on the Windows XP operating system at 1.6GHz processing speed, and integrates 1GB RAM memory, 30GB hard drive storage capacity, Wi-Fi module, Intel 945 graphics chipset, built-in web camera for video chat over the Internet, while all the components are kept secure in a durable chassis.
Finzoom children laptop spots an 8.9-inch widescreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels but doesn’t feature optical drive for CD and DVD burning. In addition there are a media card reader, two USB ports, one Ethernet port, microphone and a built-in speaker.
The price reduction available until January 2009 is a special offer with the occasion of Christmas.
“The Fizzbook is the type of product parents can feel good about buying and children actually want,” said Sion Roberts, Director at Zoostorm. “The educational and office software with the Fizzbook make it a great aid to learning and development, but the excellent general computing capabilities make it perfect for surfing the Internet, playing games or watching movies.”