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M&A Technology to offer the Classmate Convertible Online

Dallas, TX January 14, 2009
-- M&A Technology, a leading provider of technology products and services in the classroom, will offer the Intel classmate convertible through itsonline store at The device will be aggressively priced at $499 with 1GB of RAM and 60GB hard drive. This learning device offers a unique touch screen interface for students to enhance learning in K-12. This tablet version of the classmate PC will be available through M&A Technology as the Companion Touch. Last summer, M&A Technology introduced the traditional “clamshell” design of the classmate PC under the Companion PC name. Both the Companion PC and Companion Touch which are part of the Intel Learning Series are expected address a need for low-cost devices in education for the 1:1 computing initiative.

The convertible screen makes it easier for students to interact with the device and share their work in group activities. The screen will automatically adjust to landscape or portrait display based on the orientation of the device. The built-in webcam swivels 180 degrees to capture pictures and movies from different angles. The Companion Touch comes with a built-in handle and a skin that can be customized with school colors and logo. Its rugged design can withstand the day-to-day usage by students which lowers the total cost of ownership compared to traditional notebooks. M&A Technology will also offer a mobile cart solution for the Companion Touch to be used for mobile labs in the classroom.

The Companion Touch is low-cost and fully functional tablet PC based on the Intel-powered classmate PC design for students K-12. The standard configuration will be priced at $499.00 which includes the Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 60GB hard drive, 9” LCD touch screen and 1.3 MP swivel webcam. It comes with a built-in handle and a stylus pen. It runs Microsoft Windows operating system with touch screen interface.  A full description of the product is available at


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M&A Technology, a leader in the educational market, offers a wide range of technology solutions that are based on innovation to improve learning through technology. In addition, M&A Technology provides a unique platform for contract manufacturing and custom built servers and workstations. With over 400,000 technology products available online, M&A Technology is your trusted source for IT products and services since 1984 (



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