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Disney Brands a Netbook

It’s a ‘Netpal’ for 6–12 year-olds, made by netbook pioneer Asustek

It had to happen. Only the timing seems a bit off because of the recession. But there's gonna be a Disney netbook, a "Netpal" for 6-12 year-olds, made by netbook pioneer Asustek and selling for $350 at Toys "R" Us starting in late July. A version with more storage and a longer battery will go through Amazon.com and other retailers. The widget should go international by the end of the year. It's based on Atom and XP with an 8.9-inch screen, 16GB or 160GB of storage, Wi-Fi, integrated web cam, heavy parental controls and a cutesy user interface.

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